Who knew that Norma and Bill Tiefel had Sicilian roots? And that their family business is olive oil?
The family secret was revealed last week when the couple hosted a bash for more than 150 friends and “family” and gave it a gangster theme.
That’s gangster, as in Vito Corleone, and not gangsta as in Snoop Dogg.
Event planner Sandy Hoffman came down from D.C. to design the party, turning the ballroom of the CityPlace Marriott into the Tiefellino Olive Oil Importers warehouse, where guests entered through a row of tall wooden racks filled with more kinds olives than we’ve ever seen in all the ‘tinis we’ve ever quaffed.
Thatsa lotta olives.
Inside, the walls were stacked floor-to-ceiling with five-gallon drums of “Tiefellino Olive Oil” with bars in all corners busily violating every law having to do with Prohibition, while servers passed hors d’oeuvres, Italian and otherwise, before guests sat down to a dinner of veal chop and pasta, and enough red and white wine to make Francis Ford Coppola weep envious tears.
The Godfather (Bill), accompanied by an ‘’enforcer’’ said a few words and the it was mangia and salut and ballare dalla gioia to the music of the Jimmy Vali band.
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