Kelly Breuer, Publisher

“I cook with wine. Sometimes I even add it to the food.” -W.C. Fields

The next best thing to eating food, is talking about it. In this months May edition of Rochester Woman Online, we are doing just that…talking wine and food with some fabulous local restaurants, chefs, wine bars and more. With over 286 pages of compelling stories, tips and tricks, inspirational features and incredible advertisers, it is hard to figure out where to begin!

When thinking of the perfect cover for the May wine and food edition, the first woman that popped into my mind was none other then Donna Perlo, owner of Perlo’s Restaurant in East Rochester. A Rochester tradition for over 13 years, Perlo’s is a warm, comfortable atmosphere with a true feeling of being part of the family. A place where “everybody knows your name”.You’ll find great food and a full bar in their upscale, yet casual atmosphere. Read all about Donna, and this incredible Italian restaurant on page [12], or come and join us for our Launch Party on Thursday, May 15th from 5:30-8pm at Perlos and meet the owner and taste the incredible food for yourself!

With May being the month for honoring mother’s, and being a mom myself, I decided to do a special feature on a mother’s many emotions both good and bad featuring the incredibly compelling photos captured by our own Sandy Arena. Just one word is all that is needed, or maybe none at all to capture these heartfelt images. See exactly what I am talking about on pg [146].

How about a little chocolate to go with our wine this month? Well were excited to be able to sit with Alex, owner of Rochester’s Vigneri Chocolates this month. All I can say is boy do the photos make my mouth water! Make sure not to miss their story by writer Rebecca Evangelista on pg [ 18].

Then it couldn’t be a May edition without some Home and Garden Tips to get the season started…38 pages to be exact. In this special section we have asked the experts in real estate, financial planning, insurance, mortgages and even home decorating and design to give our readers some helpful advice for home buying, savings, redesigning that special room and more. Make sure not to miss all the information starting on pg [23].

I am so excited to announce that for our June edition we are going all male! Yes, that’s right…it is going to be our first Rochester Men’s edition! From the truly amazing and talented Greg Polisseni on our cover, to the insides filled with inspiring, creative and jaw dropping local men such as actor/producer Tom Malloy, dancers Jim Nowakowski and Teddy Coffey to local entrepreneurs Blake Dufault of Hue Salons and Louie Maher of Brand Mint and lots of surprises in between…this edition is going to be nothing short of spectacular! So who wants to join us?

Let the summer begin! Oh, and the food and wine too!