Good way to end a day in New York on an chilly Fall evening: Il Cantuccio NYC bakery doors were open, welcoming friends and walk-ins for the first of a series of tasting with Gustiamo. Last night it was schiacciata+Gianduja Spread by La Molina. You didn’t need to know the address, follow your nose to the place on Christopher Street. Good olive oil smell of just-baked schiacciata and good chocolate aroma oozing from the open gianduja jars. Inside: it was a party! And yes, it’s an Italian art to make any occasion a festa, but it takes New Yorkers’ adventurous taste buds to appreciate with no prejudice the unusual sweet and savory match. Every one dropped their bags to linger in the warm space. We, at Gustiamo, live mostly behind computers screens; can’t pass up any chance to meet with customers and friends (now names have faces…) and we didn’t know so many live in the West Village. Rita Lintz, a New York artist who adds her creative touch to La Molina chocolates design, just had to turn the corner to join us and travelers from Rome who just happened to have heard and dropped by. Put it in your agenda for next week and the next. Every Tuesday, until the end of 2010. Every Tuesday, from 5 to 7pm, a tasting of a new product from Gustiamo paired with Lorenzo’s wonderful schiacciata @ Il Cantuccio NYC. Stay tuned… mark your calendar and tell us if you are stopping by!