March 22, 2008: CIAO BELLA is offering M.O.B.’s favorite EXOTIC Dining Experience
Chef Tony Gambino does it again… be sure to ask him about the “Seafood Lamborghini” special for guests visiting from M.O.B. Exotics. We’ll look forward to having lunch AND dinner with you again really soon!
Business after hours, anyone? On a blustery Thursday evening, with a breeze that put a chill through our bones, we were welcomed to Clydes of Broadlands at Willow Creek Farm by Smita Lal of Toll Brothers homes. Every third Thursday of the month, real estate developers, executives, and professionals are welcomed to the unique farmhouse setting for a private party in the rear bar. Why was M.O.B. Exotics there? It’s simple–in the million dollar plus homes with three or more car garage virtues peppered all over the nations and heavy on the Eastern Seaboard, we were invited to help our Maseratis, Ferraris, and Lamborghinis to find their way home. Meeting with Andrew Cope, Sales Manager for the Waterford Ridge section in Waterford, Virginia, we were happy to discuss future ventures previewing our luxury automobiles at private venues (such as his plan to have dinner evenings where the executive chefs of DC prepare meals for small groups of elite customers and clientele in the model homes). We were also delighted to meet with Janet Sobie from GLOBAL IMPACT and her husband Walter Sobie of “The Bender Group” (serving the real estate clients of Old Town Alexandria and the Outer Banks). With cocktails flowing and a lovely, relaxed environment for the 50+ guests to enjoy, we were happy to offer all the developers and agents an open invitation to visit our dealerships both here in Maryland and at Ferrari of Washington in the coming months. We also finally had a chance to meet Yvonne Jansen, Sales Manager for Belmont Country Club, an Ashburn, Virginia Toll Brothers community. With the upcoming Summer Music Festivals and Golf Tournaments, we’ll look forward to bringing some of our cars down to do a “tour of country club homes”. Thank you, Smita! Lemon Drop Martinis again with you real soon…
Jack and Kae Davis
Baltimore, thank you so much for welcoming us with open arms. This weekend we we so pleased to have had our first chance to visit a chic local restaurant our friend Christina Gonzales of Premier Rides has been talking about with such enthusiasm–Ciao BellaRestaurant in the heart of downtown’s Little Italy. After a long but fun week at the store, Christina met us downtown. We parked her car off-site near her office, scooped her up in a lipstick red and HOT little Maserati Gransport (coupe) and she led us right to the front door, where the owner and doormen were delighted to give us “Front Door ROCK STAR PARKING” for the evening. [Always good news.] Inside, the ambiance was casual and warm. Everything was upscale, but we were still comfortable on a cold night in denim slacks and cashmere. Sport coats would have been welcome on all the guys, but I can’t imagine the staff would ever shun anyone hungry who came in without a tie–and the ladies (we suspect) are always comfortably attired here whatever the fashion or season. The waitstaff was prompt to seat us right at the window without our even needing to ask, and everyone from busboys to parking attendants were polite, friendly, and gracious. Bottom line, from the moment we pulled up at the curb, we knew were were in for a treat. Wandering away from the kitchen and past the hockey game on the big flat screen over the well-stocked bar, Chef Tony Gambino ambled over to say hello. Once he realized we were newly arriving locals, he flashed a big smile, made a string of jokes, and (to us) felt like an instant friend. Now, knowing that we already made it through our Calamari with fresh Marinara and some of the best Clams Casino around did not make us any LESS comfortable when we met him(as much as we are food lovers)–but his award winning personality was the personification of charm in the Charm City. Between the food and fun, it is obvious to us why Tony is loved by everyone in town.
Tony, for those unfamiliar, is a local Baltimore star in his own right. Beyond tending to his own restaurant fare, he’s a regular DJ now on one of the local Rock radio stations; fans and friends can also watch him hosting his own cooking segment on Baltimore’s own Fox 45:
|“Tony Gambino serves up traditional Itailian fare with a homemade feel, including seafood and family size pasta platters. Ciao Bella Restaurant is a customer friendly treasure in the Heart of Little Italy Baltimore.”|
|COOKING WITH TONY GAMBINO on the morning News Edition FOX 45; Every second Thursday and Last Thursday of Every month @ 8:45 am|
All in all, we had a wonderfully relaxing evening. The food, company, wine, and atmosphere was just the right combination to make for the end of another great Baltimore week and to get us ready to do Monday right. We couldn’t have had a better end to our day or a start of what we hope will be a long and wonderful family dining and “handshake promotion” friendship with Ciao Bella.
As for the “SPECIAL SAUCE”: Chef Tony Gambino has been so good as to extend a parking invitation to MOB EXOTIC Ferrari, Maserati, and Lamborghini drivers; call ahead to have dinner at his place, tell him Jack from M.O.B. Exotics sent you, and he’ll reserve a spot out front for you. Like he says , “I joke all the time on my shows that I am promoting Little Italy’s Restaurant MOB and Meatballs… Now, finally, we have a highline Italian car store [Maserati of Baltimore] and now Jack with MOB Exotics has wandered into my place. What could be better? You come and eat here. We’ll make you and your beautiful cars feel right at home.” How cool.
We’re gonna take you up on that offer, Tony. Not only do we need to head back in soon for some Fresh Lobster Tettrazini, your famous Veal Saltimbocca, and the Filet Portifino, the Cannolis “for the road” have us hooked. We’ll see you Saturday… around 8? [We’ll call ya, man–no worries. We’ve got some goodies for you from the store to bring along, too, from the boutique. 40 or 42.]
Ciao Bella. Great owner, great staff, phenomenal food.
Birthday Celebration: Caron Butler, #3, Washington Wizards
Caron Butler, Forward for the Washington Wizards, celebrated his 28th Birthday in style and M.O.B. Exotics was happy to be there and wish him a perfect day. Butler planned a smash party, and guests were delighted with both the all-star crowd and the glitz and glam of the night. Held at the upscale venue of the Park at Fourteenth, the “special VIP guests” out front included a pearl yellow Lamborghini Gallardo courtesy of Jack Davis from M.O.B. Exotics (driven by Representative Alfred Ramos), and other bad boy toys such as a Black Lamborghini Diablo and Black Murcialago. Of course, other star A-listers were there as well, including socialite and party Hostess Kim Kardashian and club owner Mark Barnes. Happy Birthday, Caron… thanks for inviting us to come out and play to share your special night!
Confirmed Upcoming March/April EVENT Sponsor News:
Maserati of Baltimore will be one of the ad sponsors for the upcoming Baltimore Opera’s production of “Romeo and Juliet”.
Based on the play by William Shakespeare
March 29, April 2, 4, 6, 2008
Sung in French with English Surtitles
For more information about the event, to join the Baltimore Opera Guild, or to purchase tickets for this “sure to be spectacular” event, please visit the Baltimore Opera website. As long time opera fans and supporters of the Sarasota Opera Company and the Artist Series, the Davis family is happy to thank Donna Stewartand Lee Dougherty Ross for giving us such an excellent recommendation about the reputation of the Baltimore Opera events. Opera makes the world a better place, and Mbalt/MOBEXOTICS is delighted we will be able to participate and attend.
Baltimore Opera Company • Lyric Opera House • 110 W. Mt. Royal Ave, Suite 306 • Baltimore, MD 21201-5732 • (410) 727-6000 Box Office
March 12, 2008 Capital Grille Baltimore Luncheon and Executive Meeting with Mbalt Reps
MOB EXOTICS and Maserati of Baltimore unite to join forces with the Capital Grill, 500 East Pratt Street, Baltimore, Maryland 21202, phone 443.703.4064 to welcome all our guests, clients and visitors to the Greater Baltimore Washington region and the heart of the Inner Harbor. Details to be announced, but expect to see a lot more Lamborghinis, Maseratis, and Ferraris on display for visitors to the Capital Grill in the coming seasons, and some future special event promotions, too. With the finest luxury automobiles in town, our group is happy to work as Ambassadors for the Capital Grille Baltimore and their guests, and we feel very fortunate to be able to have such a wonderful opportunity to promote their hospitality and food. Special thanks to Jack Davis and Alfred Ramos for spearheading this very special and unique community event promotion, and the Capital Grille fro requesting our participation. For more information contact email@example.com.
And we are OFF (to an amazing start): duPont Registry Anniversary Edition
Be sure to check your mail or watch your local news stand fro the April Anniversary Edition of the duPont Registry. Spy that hot new green, white, and red page of cars advertised by your favorite Baltimore dealer? That’s us: MOB EXOTICS.
“The supreme accomplishment is to blur the line between work and play.”
– Ellen Langer
March 5. 2008 Breakfast Meeting
“Koffee Talk” Club Visits Maserati of Baltimore
“Opportunity for marketing professionals and suppliers to network in a professional, comfortable and non-threatening atmosphere. The group meets the 1st Wednesday of every month at a location geared toward hosting events, parties, dinners and meetings. An informative guest speaker provides insight into current trends in the marketing industry.”
location: Maserati of Baltimore
guest speaker: Dr. Bernard Krupp
March 2, 2008 “La Buona Vita”
Charity Benefit Auction and Dinner to Benefit Local Italian American families and Italian Immigrants Auctions His and Her Gift Bags from Maserati of Baltimore. Special Thanks to Vincent Viega and Alfred Ramos for attending this great event! [Everyone else is jealous after hearing how great the food and people were this year… and we are all looking forward to attending in the future.]
duPont Registry SPOTLIGHTS cars from MOB Exotics and Maserati of Baltimore
See article for more information ARTICLE ON BALTIMORE AUTO SHOW 2008
Press release excerpt from ABC Chanel 2 NEWS
Jack Davis creates a buzz along York Road
with the Outdoor Introduction of his new PREVIEW lineup
from the showroom floor of
M.O.B. Exotic Car Gallery