Simpatico, Italy’s Finest celebrates 18 years in business providing “All Things Italian” to local customers and visitors to the Eastern Shore over Memorial Day Weekend. The celebrations will kick off with a special Customer Appreciation evening event May 27th from 5 to 8 PM which includes reopening of the original restored historic building, oysters, a special art exhibition in partnership with New York based Leonard Tourné Gallery, wine and antipasti tasting and more.
Bobbi Parlett, owner of Simpatico, credits the Italian favorite part of her DNA from her great-great grandfather from Barga, Tuscany, Italy. Antonio Daprato sailed to America from Genoa, Liguria in the mid-1800s. When approached by New York-based Leonard Tourne Gallery to partner for a special art exhibition featuring works by Italian-American Artist Cristina Vergano, who is also from Liguria, Bobbi thought it would be a great opportunity for an exhibit in the restored building as part of the celebration activities.
Vergano has created a new line of paintings specifically for this exhibition and she will be in attendance for the reception on May 27th and on Saturday May 28th. She is best known for her oil paintings that blend a classical style with fantastical, surrealistic content with layers of meaning.
In addition to tastings of Ligurian wines and antipasti, the Tilghman Island watermen will be on hand with their “Buck a Shuck” oysters in honor of the original building’s Oyster Saloon heritage, and Prosecco tastings will be offered for a great pairing.
The birthday celebration activities will continue through the weekend, and the art show will run through Sunday, June 5, 2022.
For additional details about Simpatico’s 18th Birthday Celebration and to RSVP go to https://www.simpaticostmichaels.com/events or call (410) 745-0345. For additional details or to schedule a viewing of Vergano’s work, please contact Leonard Tourné Gallery at email@example.com or (212)219-2656.
About Simpatico, Italy’s Finest
Simpatico, Italy’s Finest is an independent importer, retailer and wholesaler in Saint Michaels, MD, specializing exclusively in Made in Italy artisan products that include: a diverse selection of Italian wines and spirits; unique range of authentic Italian foods, meats, cheeses and frozen filled pastas, sauces; chocolates; ceramic dinnerware and other home accessories; gifts and gift baskets, kitchen linens; Murano glass jewelry and much more. Simpatico also offers recurring Zoom Wine Dinners, tastings every day, and trips to Italy (to start again in 2023). For more information, please visit: https://www.simpaticostmichaels.com/
About Leonard Tourné Gallery
Leonard Tourné Gallery, based in New York, NY, specializes in established and emerging modern and contemporary artists from around the globe. The gallery works with a variety of media, including paintings, sculpture, photography, drawings, collage and natural history art. The gallery has worked with hundreds of seasoned and first-time collectors and has advised the collections of museum trustees, major philanthropists, Fortune 500 executives, dignitaries and institutions. The gallery has organized dozens of auctions and special events, donated artwork and raised funds for a variety of causes, including the Women, Peace and Security Program of the United Nations-affiliated Global Action to Prevent War, Mayors for Peace, Smile Train, and the New York Fund for Public Schools. For more information, please visit: https://leonardtournegallery.com/