Vero Cucino Rustico * Pause and Paint

Vero Cucino Rustico

Vero Cucino Rustico opened in 2016 with the focus to use local fresh ingredients & preparing Rustic Italian food to Middletown, CT.  The food at Vero is delicately prepared to bring you a “farm to table” rustic Italian kitchen ingredients experience! These ingredients are cooked to perfection!  This artisanal approach to Italian food is unique so be sure to stop in and experience it.


Nathalie Villeneuve is a Canadian-born visual artist. Her paintings are best described as Expressionist meets Parisian chic. Villeneuve’s, strong influence of Franz Marc, a German printmaker considered a pioneer of the German Expressionist movement, creates a series of heavy lines contrasting bright colors fading into soft brush strokes on canvas. Her body of work depicts women in dance, cinema, photography and even the mundane such as sitting at a Cafe or by the beach. The scenes she creates on canvas consists of elegant, long-legged feminine figures gracefully perched and seem frozen in time during moments of peaceful reflections. Villeneuve, a Meriden resident has shown her artwork at various galleries and venues in Connecticut and Canada. She now has a growing body of collectors throughout the U.S. Northeast. Ms. Villeneuve studied at the Dicksen Art Center/UCLA under Professor Roger Herman towards receiving her Bachelor’s of Interdisciplinary Art. For more information:

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