Posted on April 24, 2012 - by admin - (Comment * FaceBook It * Send to Friend)
We were featured on this hit TV cooking show, The Chew! Marvelous!
Posted on April 13, 2012 - by admin - (Comment * FaceBook It * Send to Friend)
Only two of the nine grandmothers, or “nonnas,” working in the kitchen of Staten Island’s Enoteca Maria actually live on Staten Island and there are probably about as many native oenophiles among the restaurant’s wine drinking crowd. “We get a lot of people from Manhattan—not many from Staten Island,” said Enoteca proprietor and Staten Island resident Joe Scaravella. “I don’t know why that is.” Read more>
Posted on October 7, 2010 - by admin - (Comment * FaceBook It * Send to Friend)
LX TV spent a Friday afternoon at Enoteca Maria interviewing several of the grandmothers preparing their favorite recipes. On hand were Adelena, Carmelina, Rosaria, Rosa, Teresa, and Valarie. The ladies were interviewed and broadcast live between 5 and 6pm on NBC Channel 4 in New York. Afterwards, the LX TV crew enjoyed some of the homemade specialties cooked by the nonnas. Stay tuned for a link to see it online.
Posted on September 25, 2010 - by admin - 2 comments so far
Fresh off the heels of the New York Daily News article about Enoteca Maria, producer Eric Krasting contacted Joe about doing a live broadcast from the restaurant with all the grandmas for the Fox & Friends morning cable show.
At 7:30am the Fox crew arrived. Upon seeing the special menu the nonnas had prepared for the broadcast, the producers had a sampling of the food taxied over to the studio for the show’s hosts, Gretchen Carlson, Steve Doocy, and Brian Kilmeade. The grandmothers dedicated a recipe to each of the three.
The show cut in live three times for a look at the grandmas preparing food and to interview Enoteca owner, Joe Scaravella. Visit the Fox & Friends website to see part of the broadcast!
Posted on September 21, 2010 - by admin - (Comment * FaceBook It * Send to Friend)
By Christina Boyle
Daily News Staff Writer
A Staten Island restaurant with no head chef and no set menu is replacing “Bon Appetit” with “Mamma Mia!” The 35-seat Enoteca Maria takes home cooking to a whole new level by bringing in genuine Italian grandmothers to cook for customers. Each night, one of eight nonnas ties on an apron, checks out the ingredients in the refrigerator and rustles up a down-to-earth meal.
The women are from different regions of the pasta-loving nation who have no problem cooking restaurant-style after years of feeding big families. Tired of their husbands nitpicking over their specialties, they jumped at the chance to slave over a hot stove for grateful diners at the St. George eatery.
Read the whole story in the Daily News!
Posted on September 18, 2010 - by admin - (Comment * FaceBook It * Send to Friend)
by Hannah Karp
The Wall Street Journal
On just a fifth of an acre, Mr. Scaravella’s garden overlooks the harbor, Brooklyn and the Verrazano Bridge. Every patch of soil is occupied by a wide variety of foods including arugula, watermelon-sized squash, peaches, figs and San Marzano tomatoes. Last year Mr. Scaravella found room to plant 30 Sangiovese vines; he spent much of this afternoon crawling up and down the hill weeding his little vineyard. Read the full story from the Wall Street Journal….
Posted on September 9, 2010 - by admin - (Comment * FaceBook It * Send to Friend)
Enoteca Maria continues to attract significant media attention, this time from the Rachael Ray show. Her production crew visited the restaurant on a beautiful September Sunday while a 50th Anniversary dinner was in full swing. The four-person team taped various segments of grandmas preparing favorite recipes and later in the afternoon took their cameras to Joe and Val’s Numina biodynamic garden to check out the late summer harvest.
A few days later, Joe headed up to the Rachael Ray studios in Manhattan with five grandmothers in tow (Adelena, Nina, Valarie, Teresa, and Rosaria). Joe was interviewed by Rachael in front of a live audience while they rolled in the edited clip of the interviews from Sunday. The show aired on ABC TV on Friday, October 9 at 10am.
Check out the segment recorded at the Enoteca by Rachael Ray’s production crew on the Rachael Ray Daytime Talk Show site.