Whether you are hosting a small, intimate dinner party or a large corporate event, Taralluci e Vino in Union Square will provide a perfectly executed private event experience. With four stunning downtown spaces and authentic Italian cuisine and beverages, this venue offers you the opportunity for a unique celebration. The décor and atmosphere will provide your guests a genuine Italian feel. Both spaces offer a top-notch wine cellar featuring outstanding selections. With a commitment to supporting small, family Italian wineries, Taralluci e Vino can give you access to wines not found elsewhere in the United States. Events can present a variety of foods and beverages, all faithful to traditional Italian cuisine. The bar can include alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages from unique wines to imported beers, standard and premium liquors, sodas, fresh fruit juice, sparkling water and warm drinks. Offerings could include a build-your-own Panini lunch or a seated brunch. Guests could enjoy passed hors d’oeuvres of veal saltimbocca or ricotta crostini. Dinner could be a casual buffet or a seated 4-course meal featuring antipasti, fish, steak, and desserts. Maybe your group just wants the sweet stuff. Full-sized and mini-desserts including tiramisu, gelato, cream puffs and much more are sure to please.
The Mezzanine, a 1,100 square foot space, recalls all the charm of an Italian villa. The intimate event room features reclaimed wood and exposed brick walls. Plush furnishing in the comfortable lounge area is perfect for a private gathering or a smaller cocktail party. The wine cellar is a focal point of the cozy room. It can comfortably accommodate 45 guests seated or 80 standing. The 6th Floor Loft boasts crystal chandeliers, vintage mirrors, and gorgeous custom-made tables that add to its old world appeal. The large windows offer courtyard views from this 1,200 square foot space. This room can hold 60 seated guests or 100 standing. Whether you are hosting a small birthday party or a business meeting, the Loft can be transformed to fit your needs. The larger 4th Floor Loft offers guests 3,000 square feet in which to celebrate. Events can house 100 people seated or 175 standing. The state-of-the-art show kitchen will thrill guests. This Loft has an open, airy feel with floor to ceiling windows perfect for a wedding or business reception. Original tin ceilings and rustic barn doors add to the charming European feel of the space. The most spacious offering is the 3rd Floor Loft. With 4,000 square feet of beautiful, modern space, this loft has endless possibilities. Guests will enjoy the exposed brick and open kitchen in this sunny room. This wide-open space can accommodate 150 seated guests or 250 standing. Adding to the open feel, light floods the area from two sides of the room. Large windows provide views of historic Union Square.
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A birthday, wedding reception, rehearsal or anniversary dinner coming up? It’s no walk in the park trying to arrange restaurant reservations in New York. With absolutely no event planning experience, I needed an expert. A friend recommended Tarallucci e Vino, which aided my cause. Certainly, New York has an affluent selection of upscale restaurants (according to GOOP) which makes the decision interesting. American Cut and Milos are particularly my favorite. Why? Warm hospitality, incredible service and amazing food! Quite the traditional steakhouse, American Cut serves up wicked menus of juicy steak recipes, shrimp cocktails, Caesar Salad, Oysters, crab cakes and more. What’s more, it’s the perfect venue to organize an evening dinner or corporate celebrations.
Milos is on the exotic side. It’s definitely my go-to restaurant for seafood dishes in New York. It promises an exciting Greek culinary journey. Inspired? I never tried tuna burger in my entire life until I dined at Milos. I had it for lunch. It’s an insanely delicious recipe – unforgettable! I had zucchini sticks as the side dish. I’ve tasted the best Greek mezze from delicious dips, grilled octopus to fresh salads at Milos. Private dining? As if the heavenly ceilings aren’t enough to captivate customers. The upstairs dining area dressed up in a chic Mediterranean-themed decor extends a hospitable atmosphere to indulge in private entertainment.
Tarallucci e Vino at Union Square is ranked among top restaurants and private event spaces in New York. It offers a blended culinary experience with an infusion of authentic Italian cuisine embracing evolution. Its clientele roster includes the likes of The New School, Harvard, Forbes, Chloe and Isabel, Bloomberg, Rockwell Collins and more. Chef Riccardo Bilotta incorporates the finest American ingredients to refine Italian cuisine. With seasonal menus and an eclectic range of exquisite Italian wines, Tarallucci e Vino is a sought after venue. It’s dedicated “The Mezzanine” to cocktail parties and small events that retain a guest roster of 30-80. It’s a neat arrangement that boasts eloquent artwork, mirrors, antique cabinets, a lounge/bar decked out with beautiful brick tables and a glamorous wine cellar.
Equally sophisticated, Tarallucci e Vino second venue introduces a spectacular 6th Floor Loft. It’s spacious, comfortable, self-serving and versatile. It boasts an elegant setting dressed up with custom-designed tables, chandeliers, a self-catering bar/lounge and tasteful antique mirrors. This entertainment hub facilitates 50-120 guests for any celebration or a corporate event. Tarallucci E Vino which opened its doors in 2001 has remained a true artisan of Italian culinary arts.
Planning a private event has everything to do with location and food. In New York City picking a place is even more important because of the variety of choices. The New York nightlife is always trending with great chefs and breathtaking locations. Different boroughs offer different vibes, everything from chic to cozy. It all depends on what you want your event to say.
The Spotted Pig in the West Village of New York is one of those places that always brings a fun and comfortable feeling. The Spotted Pig is known for its high end fare and as being the original gastropub. The french fries are shoe string fries fried to perfection, and known around New York City. They also offer brunch on weekends and lunch and dinner. The decor is fun and laid back with an upstairs private room that is perfect for a small easy affair.
Tribeca is known for some great eats and The Blaue Gans does not disappoint. They rent out the entire restaurant for events. This location is like stepping into a piece of Europe. The smells of Austria and Germany fill this location with it’s wonderful homemade sauerkraut and different selection of wursts. Spatzle noodles freshly dropped and buttered, served along perfectly cooked schnitzel. The decor only adds to the delicious food with it’s open floor plan and postered walls.
The piece de resistance of choices for a pivate event has to be Taralucci e Vino. With two locations in the city, here you will find all that you need to have a flawless event. The Union Square location offers a host of different loft areas to host anything from an intimate wine pairing to an all out charity function. With amazing views of Union Square and the beauty of incredible craftsmanship the lofts are stunning. The Cooper Hewitt location can accommodate meetings and conferences, or weddings and galas in the well known Cooper Hewitt Museum.
The menus for both locations will leave your mouth watering. Everything from breakfast buffets to brunch, lunch and dinner. The options of buffet, family style, to course meals is basically amazing. Chef Cara Hermanson is all about fresh ingredients and it shows with amazing hors d’oeuvres, antipasto salads, panini buffets, and so much more. You can create such a custom menu that your guests will undoubtedly be raving about your choice of venues for a long time. Taralluci e Vino also has a wine director who finds wines from smaller producers that you’ve probably never even heard of, but you’ll be wanting to after a sip.