Celebrating Pasta Maestro Giovanni Rana’s 75th Birthday at his Chelsea Market Restaurant

Elmina & I with Giovanni Rana

Elmina & I with Giovanni Rana

Last week, I won a contest for myself and a guest to have a champagne toast and dinner at Giovanni Rana Pastificio & Cucina located inside Chelsea Market in NYC.  The occasion was to celebrate the 75th birthday of founder and fresh pasta maestro, Giovanni Rana.  The contest entailed answering three questions about Signore Rana’s life.  The questions and answers were as follows:

1) What year was Giovanni Rana born?
1937
2) Where was he born?
Cologna Veneta
3) What is the name of the motorbike he used for his first deliveries?
Moto Guzzi

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