• Che Fico's Francesca Maniace Thinks Hungarian Wines Are ‘Outstanding'

    5 monthes ago - By Vine Pair

    Growing up in an Italian family in New York, Francesca Maniace has been around wine since she was a kid. But it wasn't until she was working as a maître d' and floor manager at a NYC restaurant circa 2006 that she realized her career would be in hospitality - and wine.
    Maniace was “happier than I had ever been at any job in my life,” she says. She began rising through the ranks of the industry at some of New York's most established restaurants, including Balthazar and Market Table. She moved into her first sommelier position, at Marea, in 2009.
    In 2010, Maniace headed west to the culinary...
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