Category Archives: Restaurants

Dinner at Il Gattopardo

“Italian cuisine is very simple; a cuisine of ingredients and products.  If the products are no good, there is no Italian cuisine, very simple” – Gianfranco Sorrentino 

No truer words have been spoken and that sentiment is the basis for what is arguably one of the finest Italian restaurants in the country, Il Gattopardo.  Over the years we have had the opportunity to experience a few wine events at the old Il Gattopardo location just a few doors down from the Rockefeller Mansion that is now home to this incredible restaurant.  Finally, we had the chance to sit down at the new location and have our minds blown by the extraordinary hospitality of Gianfranco and staff.  

Night Out with PayPal at Ai Fiori

Without technology, Men Who Dine could not exist, period.  We couldn’t bring you with us as we experience some of the best in food and drink across the country, and that would really suck!  We received an email from PayPal saying that they wanted us to take us out for a night on the town to check out a feature on their app that allows you to split the tab and pay each other back without having to open up your wallet and grab cash.  We are serious food enthusiasts and also serious tech geeks, so this sounded really cool.  We set up a call with PayPal’s Head of Global Consumer Initiatives, Pablo Rodriguez, to get a run through of the app and learn more about its functionality.  After our conversation, we realized just how amazing this app is and we were totally psyched to give it a try!

Toast To The Children 2015

Toast to the Children is a quintessential New York City Food & Drink Event held annually in support of the innovative, life‐changing pediatric programs at Bellevue Hospital Center.

Famed chef and Board member, Tom Colicchio of Craft Restaurants and Bravo’s ‘Top Chef,’ spearheads this wine and food sampling extravaganza at his fabulous Riverpark Restaurant overlooking the East River. Proceeds benefit children’s programs at Bellevue Hospital Center.

Bad-Ass Korean Dinner with the MWD Crew!

Just another Monday night with a group of friends out for an epic Korean BBQ throwdown.  Our visit to K-Town would not be complete without a late night stop at one of the best Karaoke spots in NYC.  This night was truly insane!  Thanks to Chef Brian Tsao and Jean Lee for helping to arrange and our crazy dining crew, Franklin Becker, Colleen Grapes, Paul Denamiel, Andy Lee, Vincent Barcelona and Kangsuh Restaurant for putting up with our insanity!

Dopo East NYC

In a city filled with Italian restaurants, it is a breath of fresh air to experience one that is not only doing it right but doing it with style! Dopo East is a hidden gem that you will absolutely fall in love with.  

In fact, we enjoyed it so much, we invited a group of our friends to an evening of incredible wine and food in their spectacular wine cellar.  

Check out this video of our evening and you will see what we mean!

Truffle Porn at SD26 White Truffle Gala

It’s Raining Truffles at SD26’s Annual White Truffle Gala!

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