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What You Need to Know When it comes to Booking Your Vendors

What You Need to Know When it comes to Booking Your Vendors The big proposal has finally happened and the excitement is palpable! From family to friends everyone will be asking you the same question, “When’s the big day?”  And while you and your significant other can’t wait to tie the knot, there’s a lot […]

Bottoms Up! Why You Should Create a Signature Cocktail, Or Two, for Your Next Event

Bottoms Up! Why You Should Create a Signature Cocktail, Or Two, for Your Next Event The event is set, whether it’s a wedding, engagement party, bridal shower, rehearsal dinner, milestone birthday, whatever the celebration,  consider creating a signature cocktail, or two, to make your special occasion even more memorable. Adding these types of personal touches […]

Community Resources Pasta Bowl draws record-breaking 300

  SILIVE.COM Community Resources Pasta Bowl draws record-breaking 300 By Dr. Gracelyn Santos | gsantos@siadvance.com | Posted February 25, 2018 at 06:47 PM | Updated February 25, 2018 at 10:47 PM 189shares Comment Dr. Gracelyn Santos | gsantos@siadvance.com Violette’s Cellar, Peter Botros, at right, and Antonio Vasquez. Staten Island, NY — Restauranteur Peter Botros is […]

THE CORNER HOUSE RETURNS TO STATEN ISLAND, THIS TIME WITH BBQ THEME

THE CORNER HOUSE RETURNS TO STATEN ISLAND, THIS TIME WITH BBQ THEME By Pamela Silvestri | silvestri@siadvance.com | Posted February 21, 2018 at 07:29 AM | Updated February 21, 2018 at 10:47 AM 3kshares 15 Comment Anthony Valois is the pit master at The Corner House BBQ, Grant City, which aims to open on April, 20, […]

Restaurant review: Violette’s Cellar brightens Staten Island dining scene

By Pamela Silvestri silvestri@siadvance.com STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — Over 50 shades of restaurants threw open their doors on Staten Island in 2017. Then suddenly, in all its purple glory, Violette’s Cellar struck the scene in late fall with a daily brunch format and decidedly eclectic dinner repertoire. The New Dorp restaurant lives in a subterranean space. Once home to La […]

Staten Island chefs cook at legendary James Beard House: How was the food?

Staten Island chefs cook at legendary James Beard House: How was the food? 1 114shares By Pamela Silvestri silvestri@siadvance.com STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — At the James Beard House on Tuesday, Feb. 13, the menu featured spring rolls of chocolate-braised duck and mashed potatoes sweetened with white chocolate. This presentation came courtesy of the kitchen crew from Staten Island’s Violette’s […]

The Allure of Rustic Chic

The Allure of Rustic Chic Between the holiday season and Valentine’s Day, engagements are in full effect. With the excitement comes the planning, and there will be a few fun celebrations to coordinate before the big day! From the engagement party, to the bridal shower, to the rehearsal dinner, finding the right space that speaks […]

RESTAURATEUR PETER BOTROS TO COOK AT JAMES BEARD HOUSE

RESTAURATEUR PETER BOTROS TO COOK AT JAMES BEARD HOUSE Chef selected by James Beard scouts. STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — Peter Botros has been selected to cook at James Beard House in Manhattan at a February dinner, a great honor in the professional food world. He is among the very few Staten Islanders invited over the […]

Violette’s Cellar & Button Room Speakeasy now serving daily brunch, dinner

  Violette’s Cellar & Button Room Speakeasy now serving daily brunch, dinner Posted November 09, 2017 at 08:00 AM | Updated November 09, 2017 at 08:42 AM 710shares 3 Comment   STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — Well, here it is, ladies and gentlemen, Violette’s Celler and its secret speakeasy called The Button Room — finally. After some […]