December 13, 2016
Auguri to Poesia in the Castro, who got to host the iconic Martin Scorsese for a private dinner and buyout in their restaurant after his screening of his movie, Silence, at the Castro Theatre. Marty came with lots of VIPs, including George Lucas, Adam Driver, Andrew Garfield, Issey Ogata, and Thelma Schoonmaker.
Owner Francesco d’Ippolito said they prepared a special Sicilian-style menu, which included arancini, grilled calamari salad with delicata squash, pickled currants, and chile; pasta con le sarde; roasted branzino with eggplant caponata; and, of course, cannoli for dessert. Fun fact: he really liked the food and the fact they were playing Fellini’s 8 1/2 on the wall (according to his editor Thelma Schoonmaker, it’s one of his top five favorite movies of all time).