October 12, 2009 --It's Columbus Day, the holiday that honors the Italian explorer, who opened the New World of the Americas to the Europeans. What better way to celebrate than to enjoy some Italian food, prepared by Chef Bruno Abate of Follia in the West Loop? He shares his recipes for Spaghetti alla Carbonara, Roasted Butternut Squash Tortellini and Tagliatelle e Funghi. All the recipes feature seasonal ingredients to provide a taste of fall in Italy.You can also get a taste of Italy at Follia, when Chef Bruno hosts a four-course wine dinner showcasing the "Wines of Italy," on Wednesday, October 21 at 7 p.m. Priced at $65 per person, the dinner will feature wines from Sardinia, Piedmont, Bolgheri and Tuscany. Price excludes tax and gratuity. For reservations, call 312.243.2888. Follia is located at 953 W. Fulton Market, Chicago. For more information, visit www.folliachicago.com.