The Whirl: At The Table with Susan Gravely

On April 5, WALTER hosted At the Table with Susan Gravely in honor of her new book, Italy on a Plate: Travels, Memories, Menus. Along with her sister and mother, Gravely started VIETRI 40 years ago after a trip to the coast of Italy. Now the largest American importer of Italian ceramics, VIETRI and Gravely celebrate togetherness over incredible food on a beautifully set table. 

Twinkle lights and a lush lounge area set the scene at Transfer Co. Food Hall, where the wine and beer were flowing. Andrew Hannon of Alimentari at Left Bank prepared an Italian feast to fit the theme. After mingling with guests, Gravely took to the microphone to speak about her book, which captures the joy of good food through essays and recipes. After the talk, the author Frances Mayes hosted a Q&A session with her dear friend. 

Thank you to our presenting sponsor, Fink’s Jewelers, and supporting sponsors, VIETRI and Green Front Furniture, for making this event possible. Thank you also to our event partners Alimentari, Westgate Wine, Wye Hill Brewing, The Country Bookshop and Attended Events for creating a lovely atmosphere.

This article originally appeared in the June 2023 issue of WALTER magazine.