The news of San Domeico's closing and rejuvenation in a new location has been widely reported. Tonight is actually the last evening it is officially open. If you have regret that you forgot to dine one last time - fear not. Tomorrow evening is a very special San Domenico Alumni Dinner featuring past chefs like Benny Bartolatta, Andrew Carmellini, Scott Conant and Theo Schoenegger, hosted by current chef Odette Fada. Amazingly, there are still a few seats available. Full details and press release after the jump.
San Domenico NY Hosts 20th an Alumni Chef Reunion Dinner on June 18 to benefit the Food Bank For New York City
NEW YORK, June 6, 2008 —On June 18, San Domenico NY is proud to partner with the Food Bank For New York City charity for an exceptional epicurean event featuring the restaurant’s former and current lineup of all-star chefs.
The alumni chefs include: Benny Bartolotta, Andrew Carmellini, Scott Conant, Theo Schoenegger, and executive chef Odette Fada who will create a decadent, multi-course tasting menu in honor of San Domenico NY’s 20th anniversary as one of the city’s premier Italian dining destinations. Owners Tony May and Marisa May will co-host the dinner with special guest Gianluigi Morini, founder and proprietor of San Domenico Imola in Italy.
The menu will feature timeless Italian classics inspired by the creativity and passion of San Domenico’s alumni, coordinated by SDNY executive chef Odette Fada, and will be paired with award-winning wines from Castello Banfi.
Founded in 1983, the Food Bank For New York City is a member of America's Second Harvest, The Nation's Food Bank Network, that coordinates the procurement and distribution of food donations from manufacturers, wholesalers, retailers and government agencies to more than 1,000 emergency and community food programs located throughout the city’s five boroughs.
San Domenico NY 20th Anniversary Alumni Chef Reunion Dinner
Date: Wednesday, June 18, 2008
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Location: San Domenico NY, 240 Central Park South (between Broadway and 7th Ave)
Cost: $600 per person, including tax and gratuity; proceeds to benefit
The Food Bank of NYC
Reservations: contact San Domenico NY at 212-265-5959
** On Sunday, June 22, San Domenico NY will host a Tag Sale, auctioning many of the restaurant’s interior furnishings and art work.
About San Domenico NY
San Domenico NY has received considerable praise from top critics and publications all over the world. Food & Wine has named San Domenico NY one of the 25 top restaurants in America, while both Wine Spectator and USA Today have proclaimed it one of the top 10 Italian restaurants in America. The restaurant also enjoys 4 star and 4 diamond awards from every major travel guide and executive Chef Odette Fada has garnered numerous awards including a James Beard Foundation nomination as one of the best chefs in New York. Under the deft touch of Tony May and daughter Marisa May, the restaurant consistently sets the standard for Italian luxury dining in America.