Embark on a culinary adventure on New Year’s Eve, and become part of the Ruggeri family’s latest culinary chapter, at BiCE Ristorante, located inside a two-story space at The Citadel shopping plaza in North Scottsdale.
Scheduled to open December 31, 2012, BiCE (pronounced “bee-chay”) is one of the oldest family-owned restaurant companies in the nation, with quite the history. Beginning in Milan, Italy, Beatrice “Bice” Ruggeri opened BiCE’s Kitchen, her first restaurant, in 1926. After traveling to the United States, she opened BiCE Ristorante in Manhattan in 1987, which became a favorite haunt of the Rat Pack, Calvin Klein and Sharon Stone.
Locally owned and operated, BiCE Ristorante in Scottsdale will feature a menu written and executed by Executive Chef and Milan native David Negri and under the supervision of BiCE veteran General Manager Bernardo Nolf. As one would expect, BiCE Ristorante’s menu will offer a combination of timeless Italian classics and more contemporary items that will highlight fresh, seasonal ingredients grown with a 100-mile radius, when possible. BiCE will also offer its Salumi e Formaggi station, featuring a selection of the finest artisanal meats and cheeses imported directly from the Old World.
In addition to its European décor, patrons can also take advantage of its BiCE Bar & Lounge on the second floor, where they can relax on the outdoor patio and soak in the views.
BiCE Ristorante will celebrate its grand opening on New Years Eve, December 31, 2012, with three distinct seatings, three creative menus and three price points. Advance reservations are required by calling (480) 421-BICE (2423). BiCE will be open for dinner service thereafter, Monday through Thursday from 5-10 p.m., and Friday and Saturday from 5-11 p.m. BiCE Bar & Lounge will be open until 2 a.m.
For more information about BiCE Ristorante, visit biceaz.com.
BiCE Ristorante Grand Opening
When: December 31, 2012
Where: 8700 E. Pinnacle Peak Rd., Scottsdale
Contact: (480) 421-BICE (2423)