1 The exterior of Co. with the Empire State Building shining proudly in the background.
2 This sign was posted on the front door. The restaurant was closed to the public for the two hours of our party, reopening again at 8PM.
3 At 6PM sharp, guests began to arrive. This is the bar area of the restaurant.
4 The dining room at Co. is minimalist with clean lines and warm wood. It's a very welcoming room that seats 54. There are 2 long communal dining tables in the middle and individual tables on the side.
5 The oven at Co. is a gas-fired Earthstone oven. Flavorful hard wood is also burned to aromatize the pies.
6 The pizza chef busy at work
7 Here he is constructing a Margherita pizza.
8 Just the right amount of sauce, buffalo mozzarella, and fruity olive oil
9 And of course, fresh basil completes the pie.
10 Into the oven it goes.
11 The finished pizza Margherita
12 Pizza with sausage and onions
13 Pizza topped with quail eggs
14 In addition to pizza, the menu also features 'toasts.' Here is a tray of toasts topped with Swiss chard and ricotta.
15 Toasts topped with roasted spaghetti squash and ricotta
16 Toasts with roasted eggplant
17 Toasts topped with delicious pinto beans
18 And toasts with Broccoli rabe and ricotta
19 A refreshing cold beer
20 A selection of very tasty wines
21 Desert was fantastic gelato.
22 Fernando Ferarri, Geri Porter, Martin Mendoza, Adrianna Weisberg, Claudia Salame, Ana Velasquez, Yolanda Florez
23 Here I am with Aida, Ana, and Adrianna
24 John Barricelli
25 Martin Mendoza, and me
26 Here I am with Geri Porter.
27 Me and George Planding
28 Sarah Carey and James Dunlinson
29 Fritz Karch and Chip Glynn
30 My niece - Sophie Herbert, me, and Sarah Carey
31 Aeysha Patel and Eric Pike
32 George Planding, Me , Dora Cardinale
33 Katie Hatch
34 Marcie McGoldrick
35 Lisa Wagner, Kevin Sharkey, and me
36 Here I am with Talley Sue Hohlfeld
37 Andrew Beckman, Tony, Bielaczyc, and Beth Eakin
38 In appreciation, everyone was given a gift at the end of the party - beautiful charm necklaces from Helen Ficalora and silver cufflinks made by Trudy Borenstein-Sugiura