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“You Talk’n to Me?” Drew Nieporent on Longevity and Relevance in the NYC Restaurant Scene.

Season 3, Ep. 47

Born and raised in Manhattan, Drew started down his road to restauranteur as a young man in the 1960s. He went on to earn a degree from the School of Hotel Management at Ivy league, Cornell University while working on cruise ships. By 1985 he had opened his first restaurant, Montrachet, which earned three stars from the NYTimes and a coveted Michelin star, keeping its rating for decades. Drew formed his first of many celebrity partnerships in 1990 when he opened Tribeca Grill in 1990 with Robert DeNiro. The now NY landmark restaurant attracted an all star roster of investors including Bill Murray, Sean Penn, and Mikhail Baryshnikov. 


Making 1994 a defining year in Nieporent’s decades long success story, he once again partnered with Robert DeNiro and renowned sushi chef, Nobu Matsuhisa, to open Nobu NYC, Next Door Nobu, and Nobu Fifty-Seven - all of which earned a three star rating from the NYTimes. And of course, Myriad's excellence in wine service is widely acknowledged and its only restaurant group to earn three coveted Grand Awards from Wine Spectator Magazine. In 2005, Myriad opened Crush Wine & Spirits, which was named the best new wine shop by Food & Wine Magazine. ​​


MJ and Drew discuss Drew’s early years and how going out to dinner frequently in NYC with his father, a lawyer for the NYC State Liquor License Department, as a kid helped hone his eventual career path. Drew shares some of what it takes to have so many successful restaurants still open and thriving globally. This episode is packed with tales from a life lived truly without parallel. 


A huge thank you to Drew Nieporent! 

Follow him on IG at @drewnieporent


Check out Myriad restaurant group at https://www.myriadrestaurantgroup.com/ 


This episode’s in studio wine:


Albarino

Corsica

2018

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Until next time, cheers to the mavericks, philosophers, deep thinkers and wine drinkers! 


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Thank you to our sponsor: Paso Robles Wine Country. Paso Robles is a region with so many diverse microclimates that allows for a stunning array of grapes to thrive in. It’s made up of over 200 family owned wineries, making a beautiful variety of wines.


Learn more at https://pasowine.com/


Tune in to their podcast Where the Wine Takes You - which explores the people, places and wines of Paso Robles Wine Country! 


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Shout to our sponsor:  56 Degree Wines.  Are you looking for extraordinary new wines that have been tasted and approved by professionals with over 40 years combined experience?  Then you have to check out 56degreewine.com.  Joe Bembry and his grand crew at the shop do all the heavy lifting for you by vetting every wine on their shelves.


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