Sunday, 15 April 2012

Machiavelli NYC

Went for a walk along Columbus Avenue this morning and came across Machiavelli NYC which is what happens when someone (Nathalie de La Fontaine) with a dream teams up with a blacksmith, a ceramicist, a textile artist, a master glass blower, a painter and woodworker - in short,  a group of outstanding artisans and creates a place for food, reflection and musical appreciation. We were a little too early for Vivaldi  and instead had a scrumptious breakfast of scrambled eggs / omelette's with pancetta and gorgeous leaf tea with lemon.  The drapes / curtains have been hand painted, while Marie Letellier has created each individual piece of dinner wear. Olivier Maranda is the blacksmith who created magical candle holders and furniture to recline in while international solo and chamber musician Thomas Osuga has been charged with presenting a wide range of music and the musicians. Think  Vienna, think Florence and combine it with New York. The musicians are able to share the sounds of their passions with whomever is present in the space - diners, brunchers,  wine drinkers - Machiavelli's has so much appeal and a terrific feel - just great ambience. And BTW - the food was terrific - can't wait to get back there andperhaps try the hand made pasta ...

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