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Chef Rudy creates Ravioli Amarcord to honor Fellini

The best way to honor Federico Fellini

In accordance with Fellini’s statement “Life is a combination of magic and pasta.” The party "LA MAGIA DI FELLINI PARTY" hosted at the Castro theater in San Francisco included the special Ravioli ai carciofi Amarcord prepared by the Italian restaurants C’Era Una Volta.
Chef Rudy also presented the Fellini cocktail, a refreshing new drink created especially to celebrate the director’s centenary with Fabbri Marendry e Lemoncocco.


Alameda Restaurant Week 2020

C'era una volta has been selected among the top 5 restaurants in Alameda

The 3rd Annual Alameda Restaurant Week (ARW) on January 16-26 2020, was an excellent opportunity to taste what’s up in restaurants across the island. From rustic Italian to Korean BBQ, brightly lit lunch spots or a favorite nostalgic haunt, ARW was an opportunity to explore Alameda booming culinary culture. 


L’Arte in Cucina

Chef Rudy is featured in the new book presenting the incomparable liaison between food and arts

L’Arte in Cucina (art in the kitchen) is a book launched in 2017, when artist Domenico Monteforte, from Tuscany, decided to put chefs next to artists and have the collaboration start.
The 2018 edition will present another 80 chefs and 80 artists among whom Chef Rudy Duran from Alameda and photographer Flavia Loreto, both proudly representing Italian food in the Bay Area.


Culinary Clash 2018

Chef Rudy has been selected as Judge for this prestigious culinary competition

Each year, the International Culinary Center in California is invited to compete in the annual Culinary Clash Student Cooking Competition & Scholarship Fundraiser. Representing Luce at the InterContinental San Francisco and Nob Hill Club at the InterContinental Mark Hopkins, six teams of International Culinary Center students were selected to not only take over a restaurant kitchen for an evening, but also compete for scholarship monies towards their culinary education.


C’Era Una Volta Turns 10

Once upon a time – in 2004 – three friends decided to open a restaurant in Alameda...

Since they were all Italian (two natives and an Italian-American), they figured it would be a good idea to feature Italian food and wine. They named their restaurant C’era Una Volta, which incidentally is Italian for “once upon a time.” Eventually, one of the friends got homesick and returned to Italy. The others wished him well and redoubled their efforts to make their dream flourish. And flourish it did. But this is not the end of the story.