Thursday, the Museum of Food and Drink hosted a panel on the food history of Arthur Avenue featuring Chris Borgatti of Borgatti’s Ravioli & Egg Noodles, David Greco of The Original Arthur Avenue Italian Deli (AKA Mike’s Deli), Carmela Lucciola of Egidio Pastry Shop,Vera and Pietro Terranova of Terranova Bakery, and Angel Hernandez the Education Coordinator at the Bronx County Historical Society, moderated by Rocco Marinaccio, PhD, Professor of English at Manhattan College.
Taking place at the beautiful Amazing Space on 187th St., the owners shared the origin stories of each of their businesses, which have been passed down from generation to generation. Though each had a unique perspective to bring to the table, they all emphasized the importance of creating quality products that keep people coming back for more.
Afterward, we all got to chow down on food from the panelists’ businesses as well as the Teitel Brothers. I couldn’t have spent my evening in a better way – sipping wine, munching on bread, pasta, cheese, and topping it all off with fresh cannoli.