Your grandmother’s Sunday brunch bridal showers are a thing of the past. #HipNJ brides are now incorporating tradition with a fun night out with the women they love!
#HipNJ’s Lisa Marie Latino recently celebrated her bridal shower at Fairfield hotspot Cielo. While the modern Italian fare (rock shrimp arrabiatta, orecchetta w/sausage & cauliflour, and chicken scarpiello) satisfied all generations, the Friday night soiree’s standouts were the custom cocktails (“The Lisatini!”), music and dancing.
Lisa Marie enjoyed her night so much, she had to sit down with Cielo owner Chef Anthony Pucciarello for #HipNJWeddings. Lisa Marie discovered that #HipNJ brides are flocking to Chef Anthony’s old school-meets-new world experience; bridal showers make up 80% of their private parties!
Cielo’s other standouts include the beautiful bar area, which boasts ornate ceilings and granite countertops. Chef Anthony’s signature “Inside-Out Meatball” is a must-have (yes, it’s a meatball filled with spaghetti, tomato and basil!) And no #HipNJ‘er can resist the “Dirty Jersey” martini!
To book a bridal shower, or to make a reservation for dinner, call 973.808.1414 or visit their website.
The Park Savoy recently underwent a multi-million dollar renovation and restoration, and the mansion is a superb blend of contemporary glam and timeless architecture. Brides can perfect their look in the “Great Gatsby”-inspired bridal suite, while guests can mingle on the sweeping patio or by the cozy fireplaces. The rich decor- coupled with grounds’ lush, sweeping landscapes- provides newly married couples the quintessential storybook setting for their fairytale day! (Click here to view their photo gallery).
Peter toured the historicvenue and learned how The Park Savoy was originally an enclave for the upper echelon of the population. (The mansion was even a speakeasy at one point!)
Peter also spoke with the three owners- long-time #HipNJ business partners Barry Maurillo, Joe Maurillo and Vito Cucci, of Nanina’s in the Park fame. Over some of the Chef’s notable selections, the foursome chatted about the various events that the mansion hosts (weddings, parties, or corporate functions for 400) and why they take pride in hosting #HipNJ citizens’ most special occasions.
Joe Maurillo also spoke about a charity he and his business partners support, the Cheer Me Up Foundation, a non-profit organization that aids underprivileged and ill children.
For more information on the Park Savoy Estate, visit their website or call (973)-377-7100.