Category Archives: Italian

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!

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!


With so many great Italian restaurants in NYC, it’s not easy to stand out.  This is a ‘Table’ that will never forget!  Tavola is the quintessential Italian eatery that you wished was in your neighborhood.  The deliberate honesty of Nick Accardi’s downright spectacular take on regional Italian dishes, is what will make Tavola your go to Italian table.  

Nick has a encyclopedic depth of knowledge about the food he is crafting and after a few minutes of him talking about it, you will quickly understand that Nick is no ordinary restauranteur.  Nick is one of the most passionate and dynamic people we have ever come across.  His intensity and love for the food that he is serving is contagious.  If your not salivating after talking to Nick about what to eat, your probably dead!

A Special Evening to Honor Marcella Hazan

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Eataly, Lidia Bastianich and Mario Batali are proud to join forces with International Culinary Center (ICC) to host a special evening at Eataly’s Birreria Restaurant in honor of Marcella Hazan a pioneer in bringing Italian culinary culture to the American table. 

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