Tarallucci e Vino Events Specialists and Italian Fine Dining Experts

Restaurants and elegant event spaces span the New York metropolitan area with innumerable choices that make dining more than just a three times a day perfunctory necessity. With the wide and varied restaurant and event spaces offered, a few exemplary restaurants distinguish themselves among restaurant goers. Two delectable and savory offerings bring dining out to a whole new level and include:

Gramercy Tavern, Gramercy Park

Gramercy Tavern delights American cuisine aficionados with its delicious seasonal fare of American favorites. Twenty years of excellence has shown this restaurant to be consistently frequented because of its friendly staff, superior cuisine, amazing selection of non-alcoholic drinks, creative appetizers (Clothesline Bacon), entrees, unusual desserts, handmade chocolates, and its illustrious, James Beard award winning chef, Michael Anthony. The tavern area and other dining spaces are comforting and cozy complete with famous murals, lovely flowers, views, and jazz oriented music. Gramercy Tavern clearly provides a classic and exceptional dining experience, which includes access to private spaces for special events.

American Cut, Tribeca

American cut is a cut above the rest and is cutting edge in its design. It’s subdued and dimly lit atmosphere has an art deco, loft like feel, which is enhanced with a black and white color scheme, wooden plank ceilings, red brick walls and smooth leather seating. The service and cuisine are equally as impressive with deliciously and unusually seasoned steaks (pastrami spices), perfect Caesar salads, cold and hot seafood selections, an impressive bar menu, complimentary “everything” biscuits, and the piece de resistance Cracker Jack Popcorn Sundae. This restaurant could easily be the best steakhouse in New York City, and Iron Chef Marc Forgione is a huge part of that success. Private space is available for larger gatherings and events.

Tarallucci e Vino, Union Square

One New York private space event facility that is equally as accommodating and inviting as the other two restaurants is Tarallucci e Vinco. Located in Union Square, Tarallucci e Vinco provides two elegant event spaces that are designed for almost any occasion. Italian cuisine is the specialty and Chef Riccardo Bilotta will create his masterpieces with culinary expertise, which will satisfy almost any palate. Patrons can also use their own caterer and both Kosher and Indian food catering is accessible as well.

Tarallucci e Vino’s mezzanine space is perfect for smaller gatherings of 30 and cocktail party accommodations are available for 80 guests. Expanded accommodations include receptions for 30-120, dinner for 10-70, and dinner and dancing for 10-12. The area’s atmosphere is warm yet sophisticated, and it is stylishly furnished with customized brick tables, antique style cabinets, unusual mirrors and artwork. There is a full bar and lounge area as well as a fully modernized wine cellar. The multi-purpose building is new, handicap accessible and is perfect for a wide-range of activities. There are kitchen facilities along with capacity for religious services, private dining, and multimedia capabilities are also present for any type of business or family-related event.

Dining and private event space use can be easily intertwined, and with restaurants like Gramercy Tavern and America Cut, and an event space such as Tarallucci e Vino, there is no end to covering any kind of occasion whether it’s for family, friends, business associates, or other purposes. The sky’s the limit to what’s available in NYC.

The Green Machine is only one of the ways this Millionaire is Giving Back to The Community– Richard DeVos

Richard DeVos is a Michigan business man, the oldest son of Richard DeVos, Sr. DeVos is a graduate of the Forest Hills public school system and Northwood University and product of both the Harvard and Wharton Executive Study programs. Richard DeVos is primarily involved in three business operations Amway, Orlando Magic, and Windquest.

DeVos started consistently working with Amway Corporation in 1974.  He held positions in divisions such as research and development, manufacturing, marketing, sales, and finance.  After working for Amway for 10 years Richard DeVos became one of the company’s vice Presidents in 1984.

Dick DeVos became the CEO and president of the National Basketball Association’s Orlando Magic basketball when the family acquired the franchise in 1991.  Larry Guest of the Orlando Sentinel wrote in a September 1991 column that though Richard DeVos was admirable, compassionate, honorable, community-conscious and intelligent they were worried about the company’s future.  Orlando Magic is still a DeVos company.

The Windquest Group is an investment management firm with holdings in technology, manufacturing, and other sectors.  Their primary venture converts waste heat into electricity, called the Green Machine.  The Green Machine is produced by the ElectraTherm Company which provides core technology, it’s distributed by Windquest who provides financing and capital while Pro Services takes care of installation and customer relations.

DeVos, a qualified jet aircraft and helicopter pilot as well as a two time National Champion sailor, has been married to Betsy Prince for 35 years. They now have seven children and five grandchildren. DeVos served as a chair on the State Board of Education. He and Betsy have a diverse history of giving to help education. They started the Education Freedom Fund, awarding over 4,000 scholarship. As well as an entire High School that teaches through an aviation focus, called the West Michigan Aviation Academy.

Together in 1989 Richard and Betsy DeVos formed the ‘The Dick & Betsy DeVos Family Foundation‘ to serve as an output for their giving. They use their foundation to support causes “that position our local and global communities for growth and viability.”  Richard DeVos serves on the Grand Action Committee and has given a total of $537 million to community revitalization and regional health care improvements.  Notably this includes $130 million for a heart hospital and $90 million for a medical school, as well as other other projects.  In 1997 he published his New York Times best-selling book, “Rediscovering American Values”  and Richard DeVos continues to use his wealth to better the lives of many.