Supper Club January 2018

Pioneer Supper Club is a community dinner series hosted in our grand Main Hall and our garden in the warmer months. Each dinner features a unique chef who curates an original communal dining experience.

This iteration of Supper Club features Frankies 457.

Frankies Spuntino Group includes neighborhood restaurants Frankies 457 Spuntino, Frankies 570 Spuntino and Prime Meats and coffee shop Cafe Pedlar. Chefs and co-owners Frank Castronovo and Frank Falcinelli, known as “The Franks”, grew up together in Queens, NY and opened their first restaurant together in 2004, Frankies 457 Spuntino, in Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn based on the light and simple Italian fare of their childhoods.

Over the past decade, The Franks and their restaurants have amassed an international following and critical acclaim from fellow chefs, restaurateurs, and the media alike for their commitment to serving high quality food and beverages with great value in settings that are warm and unpretentious.

Executive Chef Danny Amend joined Frankies Spuntino Group in August 2016. He spent the better part of the last decade in the Franny’s empire, serving as Chef de Cuisine at the original Franny’s and their trattoria, Marco’s. Prior to Franny’s, Danny trained in fine dining kitchens with stints at the French Laundry, Mix Las Vegas & Essex House NYC under Alain Ducasse, and Per Se. Danny’s culinary philosophy – very much aligned with the restaurants – is to cook straightforward and uncomplicated fare using the highest quality ingredients.

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