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Mirso Lekic Relocates, Renames Renowned Il Valentino Restaurant

Mirso Lekic, owner of the well-known Upper East Side restaurant Il Valentino, is relocating to 59th St and First Avenue and renaming his establishment Il Valentino Osteria to mark the occasion. Executive Consulting Chef Erminio Conte, formerly the Executive Chef of Serafina, and Sous Chef Lauro Sucuz, formerly of Petaluma and Elios, are crafting a menu of Tuscan delicacies....

Blue Sky Mediterranean Lounge: Europe in Sag Harbor

Blue Sky Mediterranean Lounge in Sag Harbor will open in May at the former site of Spinnakers. Executive Chef and Managing Partner Giuseppe “Beppe” Desiderio teams up with owner Jerry Wawryk to serve reasonably priced Mediterranean cuisine. The light and airy restaurant features French windows, bright-whitewashed walls with blue accents and banquettes, skylights, an indoor patio and rotating art exhibits....

Nick & Toni’s: Simply a Superstar in East Hampton For Mediterranean Fare

Nick & Toni’s in East Hampton is widely recognized as the most sought-after seat in the Hamptons, and each year brings fresh praise. Gael Greene of New York magazine wrote: “I’ve practically leased a table at the East Hampton Nick & Toni’s. The crew meshes as if they’ve been doing this forever – as some of them have. Am I imagining it? The food is better than ever.”...

Miranda: Williamsburg Gem Blends Italian, South American Cuisine

Sasha Miranda and husband Mauricio Miranda thought they’d found the ideal location for “Miranda,” the Williamsburg, Brooklyn restaurant they opened in 2007. The building was once home to a pre-prohibition saloon and a popular neighborhood bakery. With such history, they knew the location offered unique ties to the community. They’ve strived to maintain the integrity of the 125-year-old building in keeping with the surrounding neighborhood ever since....
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