Ann has had 3 life-long dreams:
First, to experience Italy. This dream came true in 2008. The previous year, Ann was shocked to hear her 93-year old mother, Dorothy, not normally known to be tuned into the wants and dreams of others, insist that, upon her death, Ann must use part of her inheritance to visit Italy. Dorothy died in 2007, and Ann did indeed visit Rome, Florence, Lucca, and Cinque Terre. She longs to return and explore Naples, Venice, the Italian Alps, and of course, go back to Florence!
The second dream was to turn her passion for cooking and serving fabulous food into a career. This dream came true unexpectedly in 2018. Ann’s dear friend and daughter of the heart, Daniela Marcone, had moved out of state, and felt she could no longer be solely responsible for Andiamo’s success. But she could only sell the restaurant to someone who loved it as much as she did. So she called Ann and said, “You have to buy Andiamo!” She met every objection with a solution, including assurance that she would remain involved as a consultant on food, wine, and all other creative aspects of the business. And so Ann became a restauranteur, and fulfilled her second dream.
The third dream . . . well, meet me at Andiamo sometime and we’ll talk about that over a glass of wine! Ciao!