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October 19, 2023
Staten Island Welcomes the Pinnacle of Cancer Care: SIUH Florina Cancer Center Honors Three Exceptional Women

Staten Island just became a beacon of hope for countless individuals and families affected by cancer, thanks to the Staten Island University Hospital’s Florina Cancer Center. But this monumental medical hub is not just a testament to the advancements in cancer treatment; it also stands as a heartfelt tribute to three brave women who lost […]

October 12, 2023
Chefs and crew from three Staten Island restaurants ready to take on NYC Wine & Food Festival

https://www.silive.com/dining/2023/10/chefs-and-crew-from-three-staten-island-restaurants-ready-to-take-on-nyc-wine-food-festival.html STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — Happening this week, the NYC Wine & Food Festival ranks among the most prestigious chef showcases in the world. Now, for the third year, Peter Botros will present at the celebrity-studded affair with carefully curated noshes at three separate events. Lucky ticket holders can score a taste in person at Pier 86, home of […]

August 7, 2023
A ‘spirited success’ describes the ‘Cocktails for Cancer’ fundraiser at Violette’s Cellar

https://www.silive.com/entertainment/2023/08/a-spirited-success-describes-the-cocktails-for-cancer-fundraiser-at-violettes-cellar-all-to-benefit-staten-island-university-hospital.html STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — With a “high spirited” guest list and animated performances from Joey Unplugged, a “Cocktails for Cancer” fundraiser turned into a fun and fabulous time — and all to benefit Staten Island University Hospital’s Florina Cancer Center. Check out more on SI Live.

May 26, 2022
Two Staten Island chefs earn spots at lavish NYC tasting event

https://www.silive.com/dining/2022/05/two-staten-island-chefs-earn-spots-at-lavish-nyc-tasting-event.html STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — A prestigious tasting event on June 13 hosted by Citymeals on Wheels features 40 top chefs from New York City. The not-for-profit selected two from Staten Island to be on the roster — Joseph Settepani from Bruno’s NYC Bakery in Dongan Hills and Peter Botros, representing the Stone House at […]

March 29, 2021
Violette's Cellar & Button Room Speakeasy now serving daily brunch, dinner

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 kinks worked out on a "Friends and Family" test run and much tinkering with the menu, the subterranean, 300-plus seat restaurant has opened — 2271 Hylan Blvd., 718-650-5050, ViolettesCellar.com.That spot once long ago […]

February 20, 2018
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 […]

February 17, 2018
Staten Island chefs cook at legendary James Beard House: How was the food?

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 Cellar and the Stone House at Clove Lakes Park. The staff cooked for a sold-out house that night. And […]

January 29, 2018
Sneak peek at Violette's Cellar as restaurateur gets 'Guy's Grocery Games' news

By Pamela Silvestri silvestri@siadvance.com STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- Like a jigsaw puzzle, Violette's Cellar in New Dorp is coming together one little piece at a time -- literally -- as workers position 10,000 wine corks along the walls in between wooden slats of varying purple shades. The aim for this new venture is a late fall opening, just after […]

January 23, 2018
Staten Island, Really? Why Violette’s Cellar is Beyond Worth the Trip

For the first time in five years, Manhattan Digest has found itself all the way in Staten Island.  Yes, it may come as a shock to some Manhattanites but there is good food outside of our abode, and sometimes it’s worth getting off our lazy butts to see what else is really out there.  Take […]


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