Queens, NY (September 11, 2010) Why travel to Manhattan for the Feast of San Gennaro when Vetro, the new contemporary Italian restaurant & lounge overlooking Jamaica Bay in Howard Beach, is celebrating right here in Queens. Executive Chef Michael DeGeorgio, who spent eleven years as chef at a high profile Italian restaurant in Little Italy, thinks you can celebrate locally. “We know what it takes to make an authentic festival – the food, the décor and the atmosphere, and at Vetro this September we have done it.”
During the 11 day event, September 16th - 26th, Vetro will offer a special “San Gennaro Feast” menu of favorites like sausage & pepper heros, Braciole heros, fried calamari, fried shrimp, tribe marinara, riceballs with chopped meat, peas and ricotta and of course cannolis, zeppoles and napoleons to finish off the meal. Vetro’s regular menu will also be available during the feast.
In addition to the festival food menu, Vetro’s beautiful rooftop lounge, with its waterfront views and festive atmosphere, will feature live entertainment from with the sounds of the “Caleps featuring Gio Venutto”, who have been providing the finest of Italian/American music for more than 35 years. The rooftop lounge will be decorated with string lights and authentic food & nuts carts and the waiters adorned with specially decorated uniforms.
What would a festival be without a raffle drawing? Purchase a raffle ticket during the 11 day feast for a chance to win a seven day trip for two to Italy and help a child in need. All raffle proceeds will benefit the 16 year old charity, “Angels on the Bay” that provides life enhancing services for chronically ill, developmentally disabled and physically challenged children. Final raffle drawing party on Vetro’s Rooftop Lounge, September 26th, at 4pm.
Since its opening in October 2009, this new venture from the owners of the legendary caterer Russo’s On The Bay has quickly caused a buzz among serious foodies with executive chef Michael DeGeorgio’s innovative interpretation of Italian cuisine. Now, with its waterfront outdoor patio and rooftop lounge open, Vetro is more than ever a culinary destination for all seasons – and for all food-lovers. For more information visit vetronyc.com or phone 718- 843-8387. 164-49 Cross Bay Blvd., Howard Beach, NY 11414
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“With Vetro, we have tried to create something new, a level of fine dining and entertainment that’s a gem in Howard Beach, and that sets a standard for the entire region” says Russo. “But at heart, we’re still doing what we’ve always believed in at Russo’s On The Bay: we are dedicated to giving people a memorable experience that they can treasure for the rest of their lives. At Vetro, we want to make every day a special occasion.”