The Allure of Rustic Chic

The Allure of Rustic Chic Between the holiday season and Valentine’s Day, engagements are in full effect. With the excitement comes the planning, and there will be a few fun celebrations to coordinate before the big day! From the engagement party, to the bridal shower, to the rehearsal dinner, finding the right space that speaks […]

Staten Island chefs cook at legendary James Beard House: How was the food?

Comment Staten Island chefs cook at legendary James Beard House: How was the food? By Pamela Silvestri silvestri@siadvance.com STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — At the James Beard House on Tuesday, Feb. 13, the menu featured spring rolls of chocolate-braised duck and mashed potatoes sweetened with white chocolate. This presentation came courtesy of the kitchen crew from Staten Island’s Violette’s Cellar and […]

Restaurateur Peter Botros to cook at James Beard House

Restaurateur Peter Botros to cook at James Beard House hef selected by James Beard scouts. STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — Peter Botros has been selected to cook at James Beard House in Manhattan at a February dinner, a great honor in the professional food world. He is among the very few Staten Islanders invited over the […]

Couple Cook Book

THE COUPLE • When the last kiss feels like the first, and the first feels like it was only just yesterday💏 Happy Saturday @CouplesCookbookFam! • THE COOKBOOK • House Made Burrata – Rosemary Honey Balsamic Drizzle, Garlic Crostini, Basil Oil . Lamb Meatballs – Almonds, Golden Raisins, Herbed Yogurt, Tomato Jam . Seared Yellowfin Tuna – […]

STATEN ISLANDER OF WEEK INCORPORATES CHARITY INTO BUSINESS MODEL

STATEN ISLANDER OF WEEK INCORPORATES CHARITY INTO BUSINESS MODEL By Lisa Voyticki  |  August 11, 2017 @10:30 PM SHARE                 It sits on one the borough’s most tranquil landscapes.  The Stone House at Clove Lakes Park attracts customers looking for a peaceful meal on the water.   “We have a […]

Breast Cancer Didn’t Stop New York Chef Peter Botros

AFTER BEATING BREAST CANCER, CHEF BOTROS MADE TWO NEW PROMISES TO HIMSELF. By Peter Botros | June 2017 | Vendor Bylines Everyone knows the old adage, “Nice guys finish last,” and unfortunately that is too frequently the case. Often, kindness is taken for weakness, and people tend to take advantage of the weak. Sure, I’ve been burned for being a […]

Violette’s Cellar: Subterranean speakeasy, restaurant opening soon

By Pamela Silvestri silvestri@siadvance.com STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — Embattled Troy restaurant closed several months ago. And in its place rises a new, New Dorp restaurant — Violette’s Cellar, located in the subterranean space once home to long-running La Botte restaurant and its successor, House of Crabs. Partners in this venture are threefold with Peter Botros, tender of the Parks Department food […]

Staten Island Nightlife: Stone House’s big smoke & BBQ hoedown

Staten Island Nightlife: Stone House’s big smoke & BBQ hoedown Comment Posted on August 11, 2017 at 8:57 AM 233shares By Pamela Silvestri silvestri@siadvance.com STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — On Staten Island, Country music is on the surge, says Peter Botros of the Stone House at Clove Lakes Park. That factoid served as impetus for the barbecue […]