Last night James and I went to the J. Petrocelli Contracting holiday party at Raphael Vineyards in Peconic, NY. Founded by John Petrocelli, Sr. to honor his father, Raphael, the night had a distinct family atmosphere, not to mention the Cabernet Franc was outstanding.
John Petrocelli, Jr, seen here catching some fresh air on the terrace, has been working with James on the Verace project. From electricians to steel fabricators, all who worked on Verace noted that retrofitting that sweet brick building was great for the restaurant's character, but a challenge to fit everything necessary for a modern restaurant. Ultimately everyone agreed that the results were well worth the effort.