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The Missing Ingredient

Thursday September 22 | 6:00pm
Rosecliff Ballroom

Rules & Guidelines

cocktails & hors d'oeuvres served
community event

Though online ticket sales are closed, if you are still interested in attending tonight, there may be a handful of film-only tickets available at the door for $18. Please arrive no earlier than 6:45 to see if these seats will be available.

In partnership with Newport Mansions Wine And Food Festival

6:00 PM 
Pre-film reception on the Rosecliff Terrace:
Music by The Greg Silva Duo, Kim Crawford & Meiomi wines, Modelo beer & hors d’oeuvres by Russell Morin Catering

7:00 PM 
Film screening, followed by conversation with director Michael Sparaga & Charles Devigne, owner of Pescatore & featured in the film

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"Excellent drama & fascinating Big Apple history." - Santa Barbara Independent

"The 20 Feet from Stardom of foodie flicks." - POV Magazine

"A light & lively documentary!" - Yes! Magazine

What makes a restaurant an “institution?” Is it something you can manufacture, or even copy? THE MISSING INGREDIENT follows Manhattan restaurateur Charles Devigne as he makes the bold decision to boost his struggling restaurant’s business by putting up the iconic zebra wallpaper made world-famous by the recently closed New York dining institution Gino’s. His choice sparks controversy when Gino’s previous owners, staff and loyal regulars, still hurting over Gino’s closing, catch wind of his intentions.

Run time: 87 minutes
Director(s): Michael Sparaga
Producer(s): Joel Roff, Robin Smith, Steven Silver, Neil Tabatznik

Charles Devigne (owner, Pescatore), Salvatore Doria (Gino’s 2nd generation owner/maître d’), Michael Miele (Gino’s 2nd generation owner/chef), Gael Greene (New York Magazine restaurant critic from 1968-2008)