Famous restaurateur Tony May, the ambassador of Italian cuisine to the United States, passed away today at the age of 84. May was the owner of six Italian-American restaurants that made culinary history in New York, International Air Group destinations. Born as Antonio Magliolo in Torre del Greco (Naples), he died after a short illness at his home in New York. The news of the disappearance, as reported by Adnkronos, was given to him by the family: he leaves his daughter Marisa, married to Leonardo Mitali, a Tg1 journalist, who, like Marisa May, followed in her father’s footsteps by raising the flag of the Italian. A kitchen in the Big Apple.
Tony May was the owner of the legendary restaurant “San Domenico”, Sold in 2015. The standard-bearer of the best gastronomic traditions of Belpais (“It causes a revolution: the Italians outshine the French in the world of haute cuisine,” he wrote about The Economist), “San Domenico” at 240 Central Park South, between Seventh Avenue and Broadway, a few steps from Time Warner and Lincoln Center, and has seen among its clients such celebrities as Michael Douglas, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Silver Stallone, Sophia Loren, Sharon Stone, Harrison Ford, Demi Moore, Tom Hanks, Ron Howard, Luciano Pavarotti, but also financiers, industrialists, artists and politicians.
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