BRIARCLIFF MANOR, N.Y. -- In celebration of its recent opening, The Briarcliff Manor and Antipasti di Napoli, formerly Maison Lafitte and most recently The Haymount House, hosted a block party for neighbors.
Perry DiNapoli, owner of the restaurant at 25 Studio Hill Road in Briarcliff Manor and the DiNapoli Restaurant Group and former owner of Antonees on Broadway, went door to door with his team to deliver invitations and shake hands with residents. The block party gave invited residents a sneak peek before the official grand opening, and guests were able to tour the new catering venue, restaurant and grounds.
The block party featured complimentary refreshments, hors d'oeurves, dinner and desserts for guests to sample. Live entertainment was provided by The Mike Risko Band of Ossining, and specialty drink samples by Bacardi were available.
Event sponsors Linda Rey of Rey Insurance and George Cutrone of David Lerner Associates were on hand to greet guests. Ossining MATTERS Education Foundation was at the event selling raffle tickets for prize baskets donated by Wondrous Things in Briarcliff and DiNapoli himself, who contributed 100 percent of the proceeds back to the local foundation.
DiNapoli has over 25 years’ experience in the restaurant and catering industry.
“Our unique block party event gave us an opportunity to build relationships with the homeowners that surround our establishment," he said. "We are looking forward to continuing to welcome our neighbors and become an integral part of the Briarcliff community."
The Briarcliff Manor featuring Antipasti di Napoli Trattoria & Bar opened last month. With two locations in one guests can visit a private mansion for any catered affair and dine at a restaurant that features cuisine created from fresh and local ingredients, served with sweeping views of the Hudson River.
The restaurant is open Wednesday through Sunday for dinner and drinks at the bar. The Briarcliff Manor will host the official grand opening and ribbon-cutting ceremony on Monday, June 29, from 5-8 p.m. For more information, visit www.facebook.com/antipastidinapoli and www.facebook.com/thebriarcliffmanor .
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