GREENE – Gabriella’s Manor bore witness to an extravagant Mionetto Prosecco and Mionetto Cocktail Reception yesterday afternoon, attended by approximately 420 people. Many of the attendees were loyal patrons of manor’s new owner Frank Lo Piccolo, who along with his family run a successful restaurant in Maine, NY. Others hailed from Chenango County. Gabriella’s Manor, named after Lo Piccolo’s youngest daughter, has taken the place of the famous Baron’s Inn on Route 12. After months of renovations, going as far as replacing the sheet rock in some rooms, the manor hosted its first event two weekends ago as a Greene couple renewed their vows.
“A lot of the patrons from my restaurant in the Tri-Cities and many nice people from Greene came,” said Lo Piccolo of Sunday’s gala, which ran from 2 to 6 p.m. and featured music from the Brotherhood Band. The orignal owners of the inn, who opened it some 40 years ago, also stopped by yesterday. “It was kind of like the past and the future coming together, the inn has come full circle back to where it was when it first opened.”
Lo Piccolo intends for the manor to develop into a nice venue for the area akin to the original Baron’s Inn.
“I think the food is very important, not just the party, to me as a chef it’s about good food and being pampered.”..