17 West 19th Street (5th and 6th Avenue)
Saturday, December 3rd
6:45 optional drinks, 7:45pm Dinner
$78- hors d’oeuvres, dinner, gl wine,coffee/soda, tax & tip
This is one of the most gorgeous restaurants that I have seen in a long time. Zagat 4.3 (their new rating system= 23), they say “this welcoming Flatironer turns out classic Italian dishes with a little twist with its spacious modern setting and friendly service it’s no wonder it’s considered a local gem.” Zio Ristorante is a dining destination in the heart of the Flatiron District delivering a lively atmosphere in a warm setting and beautifully appointed open kitchen. Zio weaves daily organic homemade pastas with seasonal ingredients into inspired culinary combinations influenced by Mediterranean flavors. 4 stars on YELP, 4.5 on TripAdivisor. Note: Juliane will be running this event, so please look for / ask for her upon arrival. Hors d’oeuvres of Pizze Fiordilatte and mini crab cakes passed at the bar then choice of mixed green salad or veal meatballs or fried calamari and zucchini to start, then choose homemade pasta orecchiette pomodoro or pan roasted chicken breast topped with prosciutto, cotto and fontina cheese or filet of sole in white wine and caper sauce with spinach, followed by tiramisu or sorbet for dessert.