As we celebrate Catherine Lombardi's 10th anniversary and as as the holidays approach, I am mindful of the many great friends who have helped these restaurants become what they are over the years. Two of the most extraordinary among them are particularly relevant right now.
In 1992, we did not realize that our new friend, Dale DeGroff, would go on to become the most important bartender in the world and spark a world-wide cocktail renaissance; but he did. We believed in his mission then and he's the reason we jumped on the cocktail train pretty early. Thanks Dale
Saturday afternoon of Thanksgiving weekend, Dale will be here to celebrate the anniversary. Come join us - See Details.
In 1992, we did not realize that our new friend, Paul Hobbs, would go on to become one of the most important winemakers in The New World; but he did. Our championing of Paul Hobbs wine was an early coup for us. He was the first in a long line of extraordinary winemakers we introduced to The Garden State. Stage Left's Paul Hobbs Dinner is the only dinner Paul does every year.
Paul Hobbs will return once again on January 28th. This marks a very special anniversary for us both - See Details.