Operating Partner & Wine Director - Pearl & Ash Restaurant
Patrick Cappiello is the Operating Partner and Wine Director of Pearl & Ash Restaurant, creator of Renegade Wine Dinner, Chef Sommelier for Daniel Johnnes "La Paulée", and Wine Writer for Playboy Magazine.
Photo Credit: Melissa Hom
With over 25 years of experience in the restaurant industry, his wine career has given him access to three of the worlds greatest wine cellars. All have been recipients of Wine Spectators "Grand Award"; TriBeCa Grill, Veritas, and GILT (he achieved the award as Wine Director in 2011). Additionally he was named "Sommelier of the Year 2014" by Food & Wine Magazine, "Wine Person of the Year 2014" by Imbibe Magazine, and nominated for Wine Enthusiast "Sommelier of the Year" in 2012.
He has been featured in the New York Times, Food & Wine Magazine, Men's Journal, the New York Post, Martha Stewart, and many additional times in Wine Spectator issues. Mr Cappiello resides on New York City's Lower East Side. He is an avid video game player and bicyclist, enjoys traditional Mexican tacos, beer in a can, and Irish whiskey.
We sit down with Patrick Cappiello of, Pearl & Ash Restaurant, down in the Lower East Side of Manhattan to talk about the Loire Valley, the Cotat cousins and his Renegade Wine Dinners. Patrick is Operating Partner and Wine Director of Pearl & Ash, Chef Sommelier for Daniel Johnnes "La Paulée", and Wine Writer for Playboy Magazine.
Check out Patrick Cappiello saber a bottle of champagne on the bar at Pearl & Ash restaurant.