Enoteca Maria, a restaurant on Staten Island, knows that nothing is better than the food grandma makes, so instead of hiring chefs to prepare your meal, they hired grandmas from all over the globe to cook for you. Why has no one thought of this before?
Enoteca Maria is owned by Jody Scaravella, who assembled a pretty awesome team of grandmothers from around the world including ones from Italy, Algeria, Syria, Jerusalem, Nigeria and Poland, to name a few.
Every dinner service features food from two grandmothers—one Italian granny and one from a different part of the world. They whip up signature dishes that highlight the unique cuisine from their culture.
Even though the big draw of the restaurant is it's nonnas, there is always one nonno in the kitchen with them. Giuseppe Freya is from Calabria, and he hand makes all of the pasta for Enoteca Maria.
The only thing missing is a grandma leaving a giant lipstick stain on your cheek and telling you that "you look too skinny!" At least you won't look too skinny by the time you leave.