56 min

Clay Restaurant's Gustavo Lopez, Andrea Needell Matteliano, Gabriela Davogustto Life, Death & Dinner

    • Food

Clay is a beautiful, bustling neighborhood restaurant in Central Harlem with an innovative new-American, farm-to-table menu. Its chef, Gustavo Lopez,  co-owns the place with his wife, Gabriela Davogustto, the restaurant's wine director, and Andrea Needell Matteliano, who is manager and bar director. Everything from the food to the beverages to the ambience reflect a carefully conceived vision and philosophy. The trio discusses how they developed and nurtured that vision to open Clay, how they function so well as a team, what most motivated each of them, and how they’re dealing with the restaurant's temporary closure during the coronavirus crisis.

Clay is a beautiful, bustling neighborhood restaurant in Central Harlem with an innovative new-American, farm-to-table menu. Its chef, Gustavo Lopez,  co-owns the place with his wife, Gabriela Davogustto, the restaurant's wine director, and Andrea Needell Matteliano, who is manager and bar director. Everything from the food to the beverages to the ambience reflect a carefully conceived vision and philosophy. The trio discusses how they developed and nurtured that vision to open Clay, how they function so well as a team, what most motivated each of them, and how they’re dealing with the restaurant's temporary closure during the coronavirus crisis.

56 min