‘Dinner for Four at Sistina (Gift Card)’, Japan Society Benefit Auction 2017

Courtesy of Joseph Perella and Giuseppe Bruno

In honor of the cross-cultural connections between Japan and Italy highlighted in Japan Society’s fall 2017 exhibition, Hiroshi Sugimoto: Gates of Paradise, this lot provides dinner for four guests at Sistina restaurant, among the favorite dining establishments of Society Chairman Joseph Perella. Sistina is one of the most highly rated Italian restaurants in New York City, impressing its sophisticated clientele for 33 years. The restaurant’s inspired cuisine is matched with an outstanding wine list, impeccable service and attractive decor. After spending 33 years on Second Avenue, Sistina has relocated to the Upper East Side, only steps from the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Sistina is the winner of the Wine Spectator Award of Excellence and was voted “Restaurant of the Year, 2002” by The New Yorker magazine.