A Little Italy in Dallas

Dallasites escape to Positano courtesy of esteemed Italian chef

Dallasites escape to Positano courtesy of esteemed Italian chef

Vivian Lombardi, Bernard Nussbaumer, Michelle Nussbaumer, Alberto Lombardi, Le Sirenuse
Vivian Lombardi, Bernard Nussbaumer, Michelle Nussbaumer, Alberto Lombardi Photo by Joy Zhang Photography
Micki Rawlings, Mary Nelson Sinclair, Mayor Mike Rawlings, Le Sirenuse
Micki Rawlings, Mary Nelson Sinclair, Mayor Mike Rawlings Photo by Joy Zhang Photography
Debra Nelson, Caroline Summers, Brooke Hortenstine, Piper Wyatt, Le Sirenuse
Debra Nelson, Caroline Summers, Brooke Hortenstine, Piper Wyatt Photo by Joy Zhang Photography
Nancy Strong, Michael Faircloth, Le Sirenuse
Nancy Strong, Michael Faircloth Photo by Joy Zhang Photography
Angela George, Matt George, Le Sirenuse
Angela George, Matt George Photo by Joy Zhang Photography
Blair Clarke, Antonio Sersale, Le Sirenuse
Blair Clarke, Antonio Sersale Photo by Joy Zhang Photography
Pete Foster, Tanya Foster, Le Sirenuse
Pete Foster, Tanya Foster Photo by Joy Zhang Photography
Lucy Wrubel, Meghan Looney, Le Sirenuse
Lucy Wrubel, Meghan Looney Photo by Joy Zhang Photography
Chef Matteo Temperini, Le Sirenuse
Matteo Temperini Photo by Joy Zhang Photography
Le Sirenuse
Brandade with soft poached egg and mixed heirloom tomatoes. Photo by Joy Zhang Photography
Le Sirenuse
Gelatin of mixed citrus with Texas Ruby Red grapefruit and grapefruit sorbet. Photo by Joy Zhang Photography
Le Sirenuse
Art by Mary Nelson Sinclair. Photo by Joy Zhang Photography
Vivian Lombardi, Bernard Nussbaumer, Michelle Nussbaumer, Alberto Lombardi, Le Sirenuse
Micki Rawlings, Mary Nelson Sinclair, Mayor Mike Rawlings, Le Sirenuse
Debra Nelson, Caroline Summers, Brooke Hortenstine, Piper Wyatt, Le Sirenuse
Nancy Strong, Michael Faircloth, Le Sirenuse
Angela George, Matt George, Le Sirenuse
Blair Clarke, Antonio Sersale, Le Sirenuse
Pete Foster, Tanya Foster, Le Sirenuse
Lucy Wrubel, Meghan Looney, Le Sirenuse
Chef Matteo Temperini, Le Sirenuse
Le Sirenuse
Le Sirenuse
Le Sirenuse

What: Vivian and Alberto Lombardi welcome Le Sirenuse to Dallas

Where: Bistro 31

The 411: A little sleet couldn’t stop local VIPs from escaping to Italy for an evening, and they didn’t have to travel far to do it. Bistro 31’s Vivian and Alberto Lombardi and Antonio Sersale hosted a one-of-a-kind private dinner at their Highland Park Village restaurant featuring the culinary stylings of Bistro 31's chef Carlo Allesino and  chef Matteo Temperini, who leads the kitchen at the La Sponda, the Michelin-starred restaurant at Positano luxury hotel Le Sirenuse. But the art wasn’t only on the plate; paintings from Mary Nelson Sinclair, a Dallas native now living in New York, were also highlights of this special event..

Who: Brooke Hortenstine, Piper Wyatt, Caroline Summers, Tanya and Pete Foster, Meghan Looney, Bill Hutchinson, Michelle and Bernard Nussbaumer, Lucy and Steve Wrubel, Angela and Matt George, Michael Faircloth, and Micki and Mayor Mike Rawlings.