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What do you get when a philanthropist, art collector, and former ballerina decides to open a restaurant in NYC? One of the most visually stunning spaces to be opened in NYC in a very long time, paired with cuisine that is innovative and inspiring – Mihoko’s 21 Grams.
We were invited for a cocktail reception by our friends at Jessica Aufiero Communications to sample what it happening at 21 Grams. From the wonderfully creative cocktails, ridiculously delicious hors d’oeuvres and best sake ever, we were more than impressed.
A good friend of ours from Philadelphia, Joe Cicala, came to NYC to visit with the Men Who Dine recently. Joe is the executive chef at Le Virtù, an authentic and traditional Abruzzese restaurant on East Passyunk Avenue in South Philly. It is definitely one of my favorite restaurants in Philadelphia.
It was a Wednesday that Alan, Gennaro, Joe and I got together for an afternoon on the town. It was actually the same day I was participating as a contestant in a qualifying round for the World Pesto Championships. The event was held at La Piazza inside one of my favorite Italian superstores, Eataly. I unfortunately did not win the competition, but it was a great event that I was honored to be a part of. Joe had actually met Alan and me at Eataly as the competition was winding down. Once we took leave of Eataly, we headed to Alan’s car and downtown to pick up our dining partner, Gennaro.