Vesuvian in mourning Farewell to Tony May, Ambassador of Italian Cuisine to the United States of America

Farewell to the famous restaurateur Tony May, the ambassador of Italian cuisine to the United States. Patron of six Italian-American restaurants that made culinary history in New York, International Air Group destinations. Antonio Magliolo was born 84 years ago in Torre del Greco (Naples), and died after a short illness in his home in New York. Adnkronos learns that the news of the disappearance was provided by the family. He leaves his daughter Marisa, married to Tg1 journalist Leonardo Mitali, who like Marisa May followed in her father’s footsteps by hoisting the sign of Italian cuisine in the Big Apple. Tony May was the owner of the legendary San Domenico. A temple of class and refinement.


“It’s causing a revolution: the Italians beat the French in the world of haute cuisine,” wrote “The Economist” San Domenico at 240 Central Park. South, between Seventh Avenue and Broadway. Steps away Few of Time Warner and Lincoln Center, have seen among their clients celebrities such as Michael Douglas, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Silver Stallone, Sophia Loren, Sharon Stone, Harrison Ford, Demi Moore, Tom Hanks, Ron Howard, Luciano Pavarotti.But also financiers, industrialists, artists and politicians. Born on December 6, 1937, Antonio Maglilo, the first of eight Ciro children, was a Navy captain, too young to land in America in search of fortune.

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And within just over a decade of training as an anonymous immigrant, he became the King of the Table. In Manhattan, they saw him as a waiter in the Rainbow Room. A restaurant in Rockefeller Center: In 1964 he became president of the restaurant and in 1968 he became restaurant manager. Ten years passed and he took possession of the property, turning the rooms on the 65th floor of the skyscraper into a restaurant with a nightclub hosting the greatest jazz players.

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