Celebrity chef Sal Scognamillo hosted a special luncheon with a Sinatra-inspired vocalist @ the renowned Patsy’s at 256 West 56th Street.
March 18, 2023: Celebrity Chef Sal Scognamillo hosted a special luncheon with a Sinatra inspired singer, George Pettignano, at the renowned Patsy’s on Saturday afternoon. Sal is the third-generation chef at the legendary Italian restaurant where Frank Sinatra and other celebrities have been frequent quests over the years.
Chef Sal shared some of his fascinating stories about Frank Sinatra and other famous patrons, who have dined at Patsy’s through the years. Of course, his one-of-a-kind Frank Sinatra stories were a highlight including a witty one about Billy Martin and the NY Yankees. Sal’s grandfather, Patsy, who taught him to cook was the original owner and the restaurant sill bears his name and heritage.
Entertainer George Pettignano, a smooth vocalist, and a cousin of Bobby Rydell, sang classic tunes from the 40’s through the 70’s ranging from Frank Sinatra to, Dean Martin, The Beatles, Elvis & more! As a former Hollywood stunt man, George shared some of his infamous film tales as well.
City Guide Magazine, Eli Marcus recognized Patsy’s with the Concierge Choice Award as the Best Italian Restaurant.
Photography: Barry Gordin