Sorry for the delay, I now have a moment to sit down and write. Monday, February 15th, one day after our fourth anniversary, we opened the doors to our expansion. Together with friends and colleagues we celebrated a night of folkloric music and dance, opera, and of course, la cucina napoletana. In my opening remarks I spoke of “un altro livello”. We’ve been getting feedback that the new space simultaneously joins and transcends what we had previously created, taking it to another level. None of this would have ever happened without the many hours of hard work by so many dedicated and talented artisans. My wife Ginny’s intuitive and creative vision was what brought this “altro livello” to fruition.
Behind the new glass sliding doors, are two warm hued rooms with artwork including Mario Raffone’s prints featuring the beloved pulcinella, and two Italian oil landscapes from my father’s travels to Italy. A new painting Ginny did for the smaller room is derived from images of ancient amphore, the containers found in archeological sites that held olive oil and wine. The floors are a rich, terra cotta tile with medallion insets and the wood work, beautiful wine storage unit and shutters were specially made.
The space is flexible and accommodates parties, meetings, and other occasions for up to 52. We can also split the space for several groups, including our intimate side room with a family style table for 20. We now take reservations on Friday and Saturday nights, so wait times have been greatly reduced. We welcome all of you as we go into our fifth year.