Monday, August 1, 2016

8/1 CYNTHIA PECK, ANGELO’S AND VINCI’S, CAROLYN HERNANDEZ, ST. HELENA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

CYNTHIA PECK – OWNER, ANGELO’S AND VINCI’S                          
OUR HISTORY
Forty-three years ago, our restaurant was built with tradition and has since continued with tradition. At our home in the old marketplace, we tribute our ancestors who came to America in the late 1800’s – their spirit and their recipes!

A little about this old building…
Originally built as an L-shaped marketplace in the days when Fullerton was an orchard (early 1900’s), the local farmers would bring their produce in from the fields by horse and wagon to sell to the townspeople. The original wood trusses of the old roof system may still be seen in the Venetian Room. Approximately twenty years later, renovation of the building changed it from its original L-shape to a square. This was accomplished by the large wood barrel trusses (an unusual truss!), which can be seen in the Sicilian Room and the Piazza Fantasia. During our renovation in 1992, the old wood, terra cotta tiles and brick was salvaged and re-used to keep alive the feeling and memories of those days long ago.

About our décor…
Be prepared when you walk into Angelo’s and Vinci’s Ristorante to be overwhelmed! With surprises in every corner, you won’t know where to look first! You will sit amidst the art of the great masters, in an Italian town square complete with the storefronts of old Italian butcher and cheese mongers, fruit and wine vendors, seamstresses showing their wares, and more. Fairy lights abound under cathedral ceilings as our ancestors smile down at you from the Family Love Altar. Explore and you will be surrounded by colorful Sicilian puppets, the carnival masks and canals of Venice, and the romance of Romeo & Juliet. Find our mystical Room of the Moon…and don’t forget King Kong, Dracula, Frankenstein, witches, ghosts and who-knows-what that await you in the Monster Wine Cellar!

And, as for Hollywood…
Founder, Steven Peck, renowned Hollywood dancer, choreographer and veteran actor of over 100 movies and television performances, has delightful photographs of over 40 years of famous stars, directors and dancers. Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Gary Cooper, Robert Taylor, Broderick Crawford, Kirk Douglas, Walter Winchell, Sam Wanamaker, Vincent Minnelli, Sylvester Stallone, Ted Danson, David Hasselhof, Ray Sharkey, Shirley MacLaine, Cyd Charisse, Dolly Parton, Joan Collins, Raquel Welch, Olympia Dukakis, Shelly Winters and so many more. Films from Paramount, Twentieth Century Fox, Warner Bros., MGM, Desilu, United Artists, Universal Studios, to name a few.

Ask for a “Walking Tour” brochure to find out more about the meaning and dedications behind our décor!

BANQUET & PARTIES
Established in 1971, Angelo’s and Vinci’s Ristorante is a family-run establishment with a festive, theatrical, highly decorative Italian atmosphere that makes any event a celebration!
From a small, intimate rehearsal dinner or bridal shower, to a wedding reception for 650, Angelo’s and Vinci’s can fill just about any wedding need. With a professional staff of wedding coordinators, bartenders, disc jockeys and master of ceremonies, you will both be treated as guests at your own wedding reception!

Planning a birthday party, anniversary dinner, graduation celebration, business meeting? Angelo’s and Vinci’s has a variety of packages and options to suit most any budget!
For an estimate for your event, please call our Banquet Sales office Monday through Friday, 11:00am to 7:00pm.

WWW.ANGELOSANDVINCIS.COM



CAROLYN HERNANDEZ - PR/MARKETING DIRECTOR, ST. HELENA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE - SUMMER HAPPENINGS IN ST. HELENA 

ABOUT ST. HELENA
St. Helena is Napa Valley’s Main Street. Situated in the center of wine country, St. Helena offers sophisticated experiences including boutique wineries, highly-acclaimed restaurants, luxury lodging and spas, agro-tourism adventures and refined shopping—all with the authenticity of the original Napa Valley. Home to the Culinary Institute of America (CIA), one of the world’s most unique and inspiring campuses for culinary education, St. Helena today leads food and wine trends in the valley and beyond.

Outdoor Concerts in the Napa Valley 
While the Napa Valley may be best known for its more than 400 wineries and farm fresh menus to complement each glass or bottle of wine, its temperate climate and breathtaking views also makes the destination an ideal venue for outdoor concerts. The Napa Valley provides a variety of opportunities to enjoy live music and the great outdoors in a variety of gorgeous venues. Live concert events are scheduled throughout the Napa Valley year round, with something for every musical taste.

Long Meadow Ranch’s Bluegrass-Fed Concerts – This intimate family venue in St. Helena features country, blues, and rock performers each summer through October.
Website: www.longmeadowranch.com

Musical Picnics in Lyman Park –This series of free, family-friendly concerts is held in St.
Helena’s charming Lyman Park from 6 to 8 p.m. every other Thursday evening through the summer. Guests are encouraged to pack a picnic dinner, or purchase a meal from one of the visiting food trucks, and bring low lawn chairs and a blanket. This old-fashioned evening of eclectic music sometimes also offers free ice cream for the kids.

Goose & Gander Summer Sundays & Events - Extend your weekend festivities just a little longer before hanging up your party pants.
Patio Dining, Local Artists, Cocktils!
Live music at 1PM every Summer Sunday

WWW.STHELENA.COM

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