Preview: Asia Society: Mappillai: An Italian son-in-law in India

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Date(s) - 04/29/2019
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Asia Society


Cover Image – Courtesy of Simon & Schuster

What’s up? A fantastic book talk and signing with Italian wine and a story set in India!

Damage? Free RSVP for members , $10 general admission

Tormaresca wine from Apulia, Italy

Why you should go. Join Asia Society for a perfect evening of wine tasting and delicious discussion with writer and journalist Carlo Pizzati, the author of the memoir Mappillai: an Italian son-in-law in India. Mappillai, which translates into “son-in-law” in Tamil, tells the story of an Italian who married into the “marvelous human experiment called India.” Pizzati appears in conversation with author and professor of creative writing Eli Gottlieb, and the evening features opening remarks by Consul General of Italy in New York Francesco Genuardi.

The talk will be preceded by a reception featuring Tormaresca wine from Apulia, Italy sponsored by Marchesi Antinori.

Useful tips:

  • RSVP ASAP (General Admission)
  • Dress code: Business or casual works
  • Alone or with friends? Either or.
  • Bring your I.D. 21+ for drinking wine
  • Business cards are  always a plus.
  • Bring cash for coat check / cloakroom.
  • Fancy a nightcap or a bite to eat nearby?
  1. Bar Room 117 60th St (between Lex and Park) – cozy, decent French wine, a crapload of beers on tap and bar food.
  2. Fig & Olive Lexington between 62nd 61st. One of many locations in New York City
  3. Lexington Bar & Books 1020 Lexington by 72nd St. – Close, cozy and rustic
  4. Loew’s Regency Bar & Grill (Park by 60th) – if you want a classy hotel bar with old school elegance, no need to look further.
  5. Vero Wine Bar 1483 2nd Ave (by 77th St.)