Courtesy of Joseph Perella and Gerardo 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 lunch for four guests at San Pietro restaurant, among the favorite dining establishments of Society Chairman Joseph Perella. Since its opening in 1992, San Pietro has been a landmark restaurant in Manhattan, renowned for the healthy, vivacious cuisine of the Amalfi Coast in Southern Italy. San Pietro's elite corporate clientele attests on a daily basis to the warm European values and sensibilities that the San Pietro team continuously brings to its restaurant: a celebration of the simple, unadorned bounties of nature, maintaining the highest service standards possible, and treating guests like family. The artwork of San Pietro’s dining room has been described as “the dining room in New York with the most atmosphere” by the New York Post.
–Courtesy of Japan Society