Armed with a love for all things luxe, Pablo de Ritis is one of the tastemakers of the New York social and cultural scene. In his current post at CORE: club, he is overseer of the events where the trendsetters go to see and be seen, hosting movie screenings, conversations, artist studio visits, and wine tastings
Where were you born ?
How long in New york:
Cultural curator and director of business development for the CORE: club
Mercadito (must try the shrimp tacos!! WOW…)
Best Ethnic Food:
Best place for late night dining:
I don’t really have a sweet tooth
Best place for a romantic date:
Robert in the Museum of Art and Design. Ask for table No. 19 because it has the best view of Columbus Circle and is very intimate.
Best Sunday brunch:
Piquant on Flatbush and 5th Avenue in Park Slope
I know, I know, it’s obvious, but I just LOVE the interior and the view of the Standard Hotel’s 18th Floor. It’s majestic! Avenue is also a favorite.
Best place for a power business meeting:
CORE: club library
If you have out of town guests, which hotel would you recommend?
A suite at the CORE: club. It comes with full access to the club and has a comfortable residential feel to it and is very private. However, you must be a member or guest of a member.
Favorite shopping venue/boutique:
In NYC, Barneys and Hooti Couture for pocket squares and cufflinks.
Best place to buy Jewelry/Watches:
I don’t wear either. I accessorize with pocket squares and cufflinks.
Paul Labrecque Salon and Spa
Favorite Charity Event:
Favorite Cultural Event:
Art Basel Miami Beach
Favorite Cultural Institution:
Best Aspect of New york:
The people, diversity, energy, and cultural offerings.
My local spot in Park Slope, Antonio’s
Korean Palace (ask for the “Super Spicy Shredded Beef Soup” and sit at the bar reading the day’s newspapers. I am in and out in 30 minutes and it’s around the corner from work.)
Best Gym/Athletic Facility:
Jogging along the Hudson River Park
Best Limousine/Driving Service:
New York City taxis do the job just fine
The Artist Is Present/MoMA
Favorite historic/legendary place to see or explore:
I’m stumped right now… pass.