The Gramercy Park landmark has been serving traditional Italian cuisine since 1950, and became home to the Azzollini family when they arrived in NYC from Molfetta, Italy in 1955. Executive Chef Greg Azzollini’s desire to welcome guests to the restaurant as part of the family is the same as his chef father, Louis, and grandfather, who bought Paul and Jimmy’s Ristorante after being a waiter at the restaurant for several years.
On Sunday, April 30th guests are invited to an exclusive lunch presented by MezzeCulture and hosted by the restaurant. Join Executive Chef Greg, together with his father Louis at the monthly series A Classic Sunday Lunch Table of Southeastern Italy, to discover a piece of Molfetta through family recipes and as part of the Azzolini family. Molfetta is within the city of Bari in the Apulia region of Southeastern Italy.
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During this exclusive event hosted by Paul and Jimmy’s Ristorante, Chef Greg will guide guests through a cultural narrative that highlights the regional culture of a traditional Italian Sunday table, and the story behind the dishes through an exclusive 3-course lunch prepared for the gathering. The event is a monthly series offered at 1:00pm on Sunday, April 30, May 28, and June 25.
You can view the exclusive lunch menu or join the April 30th table, but hurry and grab your ticket because seats are limited. Your $5 online ticket includes entry to the event, (1) glass of Italian red or white wine, and access to the exclusive lunch. The lunch price is $25/per person exclusive of tax and gratuity. Tickets are not sold at the door.
Paul and Jimmy’s Ristorante is located at 123 E. 18th Street, New York, 10003.