Live Jazz Brunch Saturdays & Sundays at Authentic Italian Restaurants Il Gattopardo and The Leopard at des Artistes

New York City is the brunch capital of the world, and there’s a brunch for everyone here. With that said, two of the city’s most authentic southern Italian fine dining restaurants – midtown’s Il Gattopardo and the Upper West Side’s The Leopard at des Artistes – now offer a live jazz brunch on both Saturdays and Sundays!

The program will feature a rotating roster of acclaimed musicians from across the tri-state area, performing live Jazz and Bossa Nova, and will include both solo guitarists and jazz duos, including The Assaf Kehati Duo, Richard Padron, The Koby Hayon Duo, and Diego Porchile.

IL GATTOPARDO

Midtown icon Il Gattopardo plays host to “Italian Jazz Brunch” every Saturday and Sunday, 11:30am-3:00pm, offering guests a wide range of dishes from both the full a la carte and Italian-themed brunch menus; “Italian Jazz Brunch” is served in Il Gattopardo’s sleek, modern main dining room.

Among the dishes on Executive Chef Vito Gnazzo’s brunch menu are his “Ricotta pancakes served with maple syrup and fresh berries”, “Uova all’Amatriciana, spicy poached eggs in a cherry tomato sauce, pancetta and red onions”, and his classic “Spaghetti alla “Carbonara”, egg yolk, pecorino cheese guanciale and black-pepper corn”.

Of course, the restaurant’s full a la carte seasonal menu is also available during “Italian Jazz Brunch”, and the choices are varied – “Crudo di branzino from Orbetello with cucumber and celery, in a lemon and extra virgin olive oil dressing”, “Handmade gnocchi with Vesuvian Piennolo tomatoes and scamorza cheese”, and “Herb crusted Colorado rack of lamb served with potato croquettes and sautéed spinach, garnished with spicy fruit mustard”.

Fine dining icon Il Gattopardo opened in 2001, and still attracts a loyal clientele who come for both the authentic southern Italian cuisine and the warm, Italian hospitality. Located in the historically landmarked Rockefeller Townhouses at 13-15 West 54th Street, Il Gattopardo is owned by husband-and-wife team of Gianfranco and Paula Bolla Sorrentino, and Partner Chef Vito Gnazzo.

Aside from the main dining room, the restaurant also boasts a beautiful, lushly-planted 8-story Atrium, in which a wide range of private events are held.

THE LEOPARD AT DES ARTISTES

Jazz Brunch at des Artistes” is served every Saturday and Sunday, 11:30am-3:00pm, and features Executive Chef Vito Gnazzo’s brunch menu, as well as a selection of “Beyond Brunch” dishes.

The southern Italian-accented brunch dishes include Chef Vito’s “Uova all’arrabbiata” Poached organic eggs with spicy tomato sauce and bread croutons, served in a skillet”, “Des Artistes eggs Benedict with Hollandaise sauce served with prosciutto San Daniele and herb roasted potatoes”, and his irresistible “Frittatina with porcini mushrooms and oven-roasted fingerling potatoes”.

The “Beyond Brunch” menu includes his beloved “Gnudi” – Buffalo ricotta gnocchi, in butter and Parmigiano Reggiano sauce, with sage and organic asparagus”, and the “Ricotta and basil ravioli in butter,

sage and Parmigiano Reggiano sauce”.

With the fully restored Howard Chandler Christy murals adorning its walls, and a great mix of menus and programs, The Leopard at des Artistes is a beloved neighborhood restaurant on a tree-lined block near Central Park that attracts guests from all over the world, and continues to be the place to go for a discerning clientele seeking excellent food and wine, and an unmatched level of sophisticated hospitality and ambience.

EXECUTIVE CHEF VITO GNAZZO

Born and raised in the town of Felitto in Salerno, Cilento Coast of Italy, Chef Vito Gnazzo began his culinary career in Milan at El Toula, and later at world-renowned Three Michelin starred restaurant Antica Osteria del Ponte.

In 2001, he was tapped by Gianfranco and Paula Bolla- Sorrentino to be their Executive Chef at Il Gattopardo. Since that date, Gnazzo has become part of the Sorrentino’s family, as the ultimate artist behind the Southern Italian menus at Il Gattopardo, The Leopard at des Artistes and Mozzarella & Vino, along with their busy Il Gattopardo Catering division. Gnazzo has been awarded two stars by The New York Times and two and half stars by the New York Post. He is committed to bringing the best of the Italian culinary traditions to all of his creations, typically with the use of humble preparation, and genuine, traditional ingredients.

Il Gattopardo is located in the historically landmarked Rockefeller Townhouses at 13-15 West 54th Street. For more information, call 212-246-0412, or visit www.ilgattopardonyc.com.

About Il Gattopardo

Fine dining icon Il Gattopardo opened in 2001, and still attracts a loyal clientele who come for both the authentic southern Italian cuisine and the warm, Italian hospitality. Located in the historically landmarked Rockefeller Townhouses at 13-15 West 54th Street, Il Gattopardo is owned by husband-and-wife team of Gianfranco and Paula Bolla Sorrentino, and Partner Chef Vito Gnazzo. Gnazzo is the ultimate artist behind the Southern Italian menus at Il Gattopardo group’s three restaurants: Il Gattopardo, The Leopard at des Artistes and Mozzarella & Vino, along with their busy Il Gattopardo Catering division. Aside from the sleek, modern main dining room, the restaurant also boasts a beautiful, lushly planted 8-story Atrium, in which a wide range of corporate and private events are held.

For more information, call 212 246 0412, or visit www.ilgattopardonyc.com

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Il Gattopardo

13-15 West 54th Street

(Between 5th & 6th Ave)

New York, NY 10019

Monday-Friday: 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM lunch;          5:00 PM – 11:30 PM dinner

Saturday: 11:30 AM – 3:00 PM brunch;        5:00 PM – 11:30 PM dinner

Sunday: 11:30 AM – 3:00 PM brunch;        5:00 PM – 10:00 PM dinner

About The Leopard at des Artistes

The Leopard at des Artistes is owned by husband-and-wife-team Gianfranco Sorrentino and Paula Bolla-Sorrentino, and partner Chef Vito Gnazzo. Chef Gnazzo is the culinary artist of the Il Gattopardo group’s three restaurants: Il Gattopardo, Mozzarella & Vino and The Leopard at des Artistes. Located in the New York landmarked Hotel Des Artistes, and surrounded by the astonishing 1920s murals by Howard Chandler Christy, The Leopard at des Artistes finds its roots in the area once known as “The Kingdom of the Two Sicilies” (mid 1800s) and in the culinary traditions of the regions of Campania, Basilicata, Calabria, Apulia, Sardinia, and of course Sicily, reaching a balance between dishes based on rural elements, such as pasta, vegetables, cheese, and seafood ingredients from the Costiera.

For more information, call 212-787-8767, or visit www.theleopardnyc.com  

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The Leopard at des Artistes

1 West 67th Street

(At Central Park West)

New York, NY 10023

Monday-Friday: 5:00 PM – 11:30 PM dinner

Saturday: 11:30 AM – 3:00 PM brunch;        5:00 PM – 11:30 PM dinner

Sunday: 11:30 AM – 3:00 PM brunch;        5:00 PM – 10:00 PM dinner

Il Gattopardo

 

Chef Vito Gnazzo