Contorno’s Restaurant Hosts a Private Media Tasting Event
On Wednesday, February 22nd, Contorno’s Restaurant celebrated their official grand opening with an invite-only media tasting event at their new space, located at 30 West 31st Street inside the new boutique Holiday Inn Express. Guests enjoyed wine tastings as well as a selection of small plate passed hors d’oeuvres from the menu developed by executive chef David Buico. Popular items included a Hand Rolled Ricotta Gnocchi w/ Wild Boar Bolognese & Shaved Dry Ricotta, Shrimp Al Pancha w/ White Heirloom Beans, Spicy Salami and Tomato Jus, and Grilled Zucchini w/ English Mint and Pine Nut Pesto as well as a Milk Chocolate & Pistachio Tart and a New York Cheese Cake. The regular menu is filled with Rustic Italian style “small plate” options designed to be paired with the extensive wine list. With the lights turned down low and the music playing, a mood was set. The open layout (with seating for 110) allowed guests ample space to explore, mingle and sample wines from around the world. Contorno’s General Manager, Marta Cisneros, and owner, Andrew Impagliazzo, worked the room— mingling with the crowd and making sure that everyone was being taken care of. Contorno’s is certainly the new kid in an interesting neighborhood (i.e. Empire State Building, Herald Square, Korea Town), but Cisneros says, “There’s really nothing like us in this area and we’re looking forward to surprising people with everything that we have to offer— from our wines, to our food to our general ambiance. We want to create relationships with our customers and keep them coming back for more,” and after last night they definitely will be.
Check out all the photos from the Tasting Event on the Contorno’s Facebook fan page.
This week, Contorno’s also introduced “Swirl Tuesday’s”. Each week GM/Sommelier Marta Cisneros will lead customers in sampling a red or white wine flight from a different region, and help them learn about the wine and how to pair it with different dishes.
Contorno’s restaurant is located at 30 West 31st Street, between 5th Avenue and Broadway (www.ContornosRestaurant.com).
AMP3 Adds Contorno’s Restaurant to Client Roster
AMP3PR is excited to announce that we are handling the pr for Contorno’s Restaurant– a new family owned Rustic Italian ristorante tucked away in the back of the new Boutique Holiday Inn just steps away from the Empire State Building and Herald Square.
The vision for Contorno’s is Sunday Family Dinner, meaning a place for family and friends to come together at the dinner table, enjoy laughter, and many small dishes of traditional, old world Italian style food paired with fine Italian wine.
We will be holding a private opening event and media night on February 22nd.
AMP3 Adds Splash.FM To Client Roster
AMP3PR is excited to announce that we are handling publicity for the launch of a new music discovery platform called Splash.FM.
Splash.FM offers a simple and social way to discover new music based on “who you know” mechanics versus a “what it sounds like” algorithm. Basically, Splash.FM allows you to create a profile, follow your friends, browse for songs, and “Splash” the ones you love. Unlike most music streaming services, the Splash.FM platform began by building a dedicated social layer first, and music streaming capabilities second.
Splash.FM will launch in Private Beta on January 16th and will be made available to press, industry tastemakers and a select group of college testers. To be one of the first to check out Splash.FM, visit the website and request an invite to get on the list.
For press inquiries, contact Alyson Campbell at 646.827.9594 or splashfm@AMP3pr.com.
AMP3 PR Adds Polpettina Homestyle Pizza Kitchen To Client Roster
AMP3 Public Relations is thrilled to announce that we’re handling the publicity agency needs for Polpettina Homestyle Pizza Kitchen– a new Italian influenced New American restaurant in Eastchester, NY, just a short metro north ride outside the city.
Polpettina is in the midst of an expansion, scheduled to be complete October 1st, 2011, that will add the Polpettina Market to their existing space. Polpettina Market will bring additional seating as well as a market where you can buy homemade jarred Polpettina products and organic Blue Bottle coffee.
We will be holding an opening party for the restaurant later this October.
For press inquiries, contact Ashley Lutzker at 646.827.9594 or polpettina@AMP3pr.com.