I loved shooting this look because my photographer Meg and I shot uptown around one of my favorite restaurants, Via Quadronno. Via Quadronno, a restaurant and paninoteca, is the perfect stop after a visit to one of your favorite museums or on the way home from a long day.
VQ is a staple of New York City’s Upper East Side. It’s probably one of the best people watching places in New York. Steeped in Milanese traditions, Via Quadronno is famous for their mouth watering Paninis, but also for our unforgettable cappuccinos and scrumptious homemade pastries.
The name of Via Quadronno comes from a little street in the Porta Romana District in northern Italian City of Milano. For locals, the name brings back memories of legendary proportions because in the late sixties some “very special” panini’s were being prepared by a young former baker named Guiseppe Tusi at the “Bar Quadronno”. These panini’s became such a sensation that even the most upscale clientele, including glamorous regulars from Galleria del Duomo and San Babila, could not resist visiting. In 1983, Giuseppe Tusi left Bar Quadronno and opened his own paninoteca named “Bar Crocetta”, located in Largo della Crocetta. The then quite established Giuseppe Tusi came with us to America in 1999, as a consultant, to help start Via Quadronno in NYC and the rest is history! (https://www.viaquadronno.com)
I love looking up the history to my favorite spots in NYC! VQ will always be one of my favs, but I am really excited to explore other hot spots to share with you!
Photography by Meg Niemann | @MSNPhotography