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STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — Happening this week, the NYC Wine & Food Festival ranks among the most prestigious chef showcases in the world. Now, for the third year, Peter Botros will present at the celebrity-studded affair with carefully curated noshes at three separate events. Lucky ticket holders can score a taste in person at Pier 86, home of the […]
STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — A prestigious tasting event on June 13 hosted by Citymeals on Wheels features 40 top chefs from New York City. The not-for-profit selected two from Staten Island to be on the roster — Joseph Settepani from Bruno’s NYC Bakery in Dongan Hills and Peter Botros, representing the Stone House at Clove […]
The big proposal has finally happened and the excitement is palpable! From family to friends everyone will be asking you the same question, "When's the big day?" And while you and your significant other can't wait to tie the knot, there's a lot that goes into the planning, especially choosing the right vendors. Like a […]
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 to who you are as […]
Bottoms Up! Why You Should Create a Signature Cocktail, Or Two, for Your Next Event. The event is set, whether it's a wedding, engagement party, bridal shower, rehearsal dinner, milestone birthday, whatever the celebration, consider creating a signature cocktail, or two, to make your special occasion even more memorable. Adding these types of personal touches […]
By Gracelyn Santos gsantos@siadvance.com Staten Island, NY — Restauranteur Peter Botros is on a roll.  For the second year in a row, Botros was named Grand Prize “Pasta Bowl” winner, hosted by Community Resources  (CR) on February 25, 2018, at the CR headquarters in Travis.  However, this year it was Botros’ restaurant, Violette’s Cellar, that […]
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 the Stone House at Clove Lakes Park. The staff cooked for a sold-out house […]
Chef Peter Botros 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 years to present in the famed kitchen. […]
The Couple When does the last kiss feel 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 - Avocado, Citrus-Ginger Marmalade, […]
by Pamela Silvestri of the Staten Island Advance STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- Like a jigsaw puzzle, Violette's Cellar in New Dorp is coming together with one little piece at a time -- literally -- as workers position 10,000 wine corks along the walls in between wooden slats of varying purple shades. The aim for this […]
STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — Well, here it is, ladies and gentlemen, Violette's Celler and its secret speakeasy called The Button Room — finally. After some kinks worked out on a "Friends and Family" test run and much tinkering with the menu, the subterranean, 300-plus seat restaurant has opened — 2271 Hylan Blvd., 718-650-5050, ViolettesCellar.com.That spot […]
STATEN ISLANDER OF WEEK INCORPORATES CHARITY INTO BUSINESS MODEL By Lisa Voyticki It sits on one of 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 beautiful venue and I feel like it would be a sin not to […]
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 “nice guy” but my upbringing and morals could never allow me […]
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, […]
BROOKLYN MEDIA GROUP/Photo by Arthur de Gaeta The Kings of Staten Island. By Jaime DeJesus jdejesus@brooklynreporter.com It was a night fit for a king! Hundreds gathered at Staten Island’s elegant Hilton Garden Inn, 1100 South Avenue, as over 20 men were honored at Star Network’s annual “Kings of Staten Island” event. The event held on […]
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 the impetus for the barbecue theme in a second annual fundraising event, this year held on Thursday, Aug. 10. Merging smoked ribs, creamy cabbage […]
Our Pick The Stone House at Clove Lakes 1150 Clove Road Staten Island, NY 10301 (718) 442-3600 www.thestonehousesi.com The Stone House at Clove Lakes offers it all: elegant dining, exceptional service, and a relaxing setting to escape from the busyness of everyday life. The spacious restaurant nestled along the water at Clove Lakes Park provides […]
BY PAMELA SILVESTRI silvestri@siadvance.com STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- When it comes to The Stone House's various components -- dinner, the nightly specials, lunch, and especially Sunday brunch -- owner Peter Botros takes everything personally -- very personally. So, if any aspect of his handsome, Clove Lakes Park venue doesn't draw raves, he takes it apart […]
The Stone House is located in the heart of Clove Lakes Park in a historic building that sits right on its own little island with beautiful views. Inside the venue is the Chef's Loft, a restaurant that boasts an intimate setting for between 16 to 20 people. The Chef's Loft at the Stone House is […]
BY DR. GRACE LYN SANTOS gsantos@siadvance.com STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- I'm no food critic by any stretch but I do know when I'm having a nice night out after a long, hard week. And Saturday was unforgettable. On April 1, my husband and I dined at the Chef's Loft at the Stone House, a picturesque restaurant […]
STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- Peter Botros, proprietor of the Stone House at Clove Lakes Park The cocktail portion of the Cookbook contest, only two years in effect, is open to professionals. With that, kudos to former Cookbook winner Jennifer Lamonica, who competed against her son Frank Lamonica: Both put on a great demonstration at the […]
Opening a Restaurant ... Inside a Restaurant? WHY ONE RESTAURATEUR OPENED A SECOND RESTAURANT WITHIN HIS FIRST. By Peter Botros | April 2017 | Vendor Bylines Anyone who has ever dreamt of opening a restaurant has also fantasized about growing into a mini restaurant empire. Unfortunately for the overwhelming majority of those who try their […]
A GENERATION OF FOODSERVICE PROFESSIONALS—ALL UNDER THE AGE OF 40—ARE HELPING DEFINE NEW EXPECTATIONS FOR THE INDUSTRY. By FSR Staff | March 2017 | Research A teenage prodigy, 17 young adults roaring into restaurant careers while still in their 20s, and a collection of prime-time pros who have hit their stride and are rising fast, […]
In his restaurant within a restaurant, Chef’s Loft at The Stone House, Chef Peter Botros offers a unique space and innovative menus……..
Owner | Peter Botros Seating capacity | 500 Signature dish | Tuna Tartare Peter’s Favorite Dish | Cookie Butter Mousse Hours of operation | Monday – Thursday: Noon – 10 pm; Friday & Saturday: Noon – 11 pm; Sunday 11 am – 9pmAt At the Stone House at Clove Lakes, guests can treat themselves to […]
STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- One of my favorite restaurants on Staten Island is The Stone House located in the heart of picturesque Clove Lakes Park. I love everything about it: the food, the ambiance, the service, walking across a stone footbridge in anticipation of a great meal, and the always warm welcome by its owner, […]
Peter Botros knows his customers. With Valentine's Day right around the corner, he can guarantee two things: first, couples are going to want to come to his restaurant, The Stone House at Clove Lake, tucked away in scenic Clove Lakes Park, for a romantic dinner. "It's the most romantic restaurant on the Island. It's perfect […]
The Stone House at Clove Lakes is happy to announce the launch of our new website. As, we continue to strive to give our patrons food, service, and views that are top-notch, we upgraded our website to better reflect what you can expect from us on your next visit as well as provide information on […]