Concours d'Elegance 2017 Porsche Biergarten Cocktails & Kick-Off Dinner
October 6, 2017
To kick off a weekend of festivities surround the Americana Manhasset's 13th-annual Concours d'Elegance, a celebratory dinner was hosted in the presence of Fabio Filippini, the award-winning automotive designer and former chief creative officer of Pininfarina SpA (best known as Ferrari's former go-to design company).
Cocktails began in the custom-built Porsche Biergarten before the 130+ guests walked the breezeway between Louis Vuitton and Bottega Veneta to a seated dinner at Cipollini. Greeted by a live band, the festive occasion was a fitting manner to ring in the automotive showcase -- one of Long Island's most anticipated each year.
Boutique directors from some of our most prestigious brands, including Burberry, Hermès, Gucci, Bottega Veneta, Prada and Tiffany & Co. hosted their best clients for an evening of lively conversation and delicious fare, served under the watchful eye of Cipollini staff. The restaurant itself was transformed into an elegant supper club, with long tables laid with purple tablecloths and lined with orchid plants. Following dinner, guests retreated to the Cipollini patio, where they were treated to a cigar bar and limoncello drinks.