Ai Fiori (Private Dining)

We are so thrilled to be hosting a very special celebration at Ai Fiori, a restaurant that means a great deal to us. Ever since our first taste of the lobster vellutata and trofie nero pasta, we have been in love. It’s so exciting to have our family and friends experience the dishes from which we derive so much joy. The decadent four course meal began with a delightful amuse bouche of parmesan panna cotta — the perfect starter. I could barely contain my elation as the lobster vellutata was being poured into my bowl… it was just as exquisite as I remembered. So elegant and rich, yet cozy and comforting. Truly the best soup I’ve ever eaten. Next up was the best squid ink pasta on the planet: trofie nero! This was a unanimous favorite among our guests. The beautiful astice (butter poached lobster) and tagliata (dry-aged strip loin) followed, and the night ended with two scrumptious desserts (olive oil cake and dark chocolate mille feuille). The food was perfectly complemented by a lovely selection of wines (prosecco, sancerre, pinot noir, and cabernet sauvignon) chosen by Sommelier Colin Thoreen. It was an extraordinary night and we are so thankful to the Ai Fiori team for making our event a memorable one!

Ai Fiori: 400 Fifth Avenue (between West 36th and 37th Street)

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Amuse bouche: Parmesan Panna Cotta

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The anticipation builds as the Vellutata is poured

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Vellutata (lobster velouté, perigord black truffles, tarragon)

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Trofie Nero (Ligurian crustacean ragu, seppia, scallops, spiced mollica)

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Tortelli (ricotta & mascarpone ravioli, sottocenere cheese, red wine glaze)

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Astice (butter poached Nova Scotia lobster, garden beans, gold bar squash purée, breakfast radish)

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Tagliata (prime dry aged strip loin, endive, potato terrine “cacio e pepe”, Balsamico, bordelaise)

Ai Fiori (Private Dining)