The 15th Anniversary of Amaranth Restaurant in the Upper East Side was marked on Monday, October 27th, 2014 with a celebration hosted by owners Paola Pedrignani and Francois Marchand.
Over 500 attendees gathered under a marquee glamorously decorated with bright red and yellow balloons outside the iconic restaurant, where they were treated to frozen cosmos and Bellini’s. Signature tasting plates from Amaranth’s delicious Mediterranean menu were served, like the Napolean of Eggplant with Buffalo mozzarella and roasted tomato, and the grilled Atlantic Salmon with asparagus and dill sauce.
It wasn’t long before the guests joined owners Paola Pedrignani and Francois Marchand on the dance floor to “party like it was 1999”. Violinist Sarina Suno – aka the Violin Diva – and Saxophonist Nadir Simon kept everyone highly entertained throughout the evening.
Amaranth offers a fusion of original Italian food and French food, great hospitality and the highest quality ingredients, with a large portion of specialty items imported directly from Italy and France.Pedrignani and Marchand’s delicious Mediterranean food, featuring fresh and tasty seafood, creative pasta and perfectly al dente risotto, has attracted a dedicated fan base of New Yorkers, Europeans, and celebrities including the late Joan Rivers, Miranda Kerr, Orlando Bloom, former president of France Nicolas Sarkozy,and many more.
For many devoted Upper East Side customers, the event served as a time to celebrate Amaranth, as a restaurant held in very high regard for terrific service and consistently well-prepared food. Special guests Kevin O’Sullivan and his partner Jim, who held their wedding – the first same-sex marriage in New York – at Amaranth in 2012 said the restaurant holds a “very special place in their hearts”.
At the end of the evening guests were treated to a goodie bag filled with gifts from Angelo David Salon, Danesi Coffee, Terra Media olive oil, and Amaranth Restaurant.
Attendees included: Anne Shearman-Betts, Anne Rapp, Brenda von Schweickhardt, Carmen D’Alessio, Catherine Petree, Cece Cord, Dori Cooperman, Dr. Steven J Pearlman (Pearlman Aesthetic Surgery), Heather Thomson (RHONY), Jean Shafiroff (Philanthropist), Jillian Miniter, Jonathan Marder, Lauren Roberts, Margo Manhattan (Jewelry designer), Mark Simone (Radio Personality), Mary McFadden (Fashion designer), Neal and Debbie Stroka, Paola and Arnie Rosenshein, Paola Pedrignani (Amaranth Owner), Ramona Singer (RHONY), Rebecca Rose Woodland (TV Personality), Robert Gladstone (Madison Equities), Sherry von Korber-Bernstein, Si-Yeon Kim (Newswhistle), Sonja Morgan, Tony Fortuna (Owner of T-Bar Restaurant), Yaz Hernandez
For more information on Amaranth Restaurant please visit www.amaranthrestaurant.com