Committee Member: John Meadow
Manhattan - Founder and President of LDV Hospitality
LDV Hospitality is the brainchild of John Meadow, whose passion for hospitality drives him to create one-of-a-kind experiences at his successful restaurants, lounges, coffee bars, and event venues. Meadow, who began LDV Hospitality after the success of Scarpetta New York, has a vision to take classic old world hospitality, and curate them to today's society, this philosophy has driven the success of LDV across the U.S., making Meadow one of the biggest names in the hospitality game. Though Meadow calls NYC home, it is through his travels and his ability to provide experiences that make people happy that have become the best part of his job.
Upper West Side.
Choate Rosemary Hall for boarding high school, Cornell Hotel School for college.
Basketball (sadly the Knicks)
Puglia this summer.
Carnival in Salvador da Bahia, Brazil.
Outside of Scarpetta NYC, Il Matriciano in Rome.
Lady M Mille Crepes cake.
fine herbs omelette.
1st anniversary at Le Bernardin.
Michael Jordan (my childhood idol), Andy Warhol (a genius of sociology that I would like to understand his perspective on the world today, my grandfather Giorgio Cavaglieri (he passed before I really started my career and family and I would love to get advice from him on my adult life).
Saved by the Bell.
Beverly Hills Cop
Coming to America
La Dolce Vita
Eddie Murphy, Sofia Lauren.
Jay Z, Led Zepplin, Jorge Ben Jor.
Metallica and Lou Reed playing ‘Sweet Jane’ together at Madison Square Garden at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 25th year anniversary.
BMW station wagon.
A restored Singer Porsche.
1990 Porsche Targa.
No, had a Vespa.
Yes, I have a few vintage watches.
My first grown up watch, a 1972 stainless Rolex quartz oyster perpetual.
The original 1968 Gerald Genta designed Patek Philippe Elipse.
Rosati wines from Puglia, my favorite is from Calo vineyard.
José Cuervo Reserva de La Familia.
Neither, for after dinner always La Familia.
Vetiver Extraordinaire Frederic Malle.
Brunello di Montalcino.
Sagg Main, Sagaponack.
Going to the tailor.
Playing in Central Park with my daughters.
Focus on what you truly love.
I get to travel, employee good hard working people, and create restaurant experiences that make people happy.
I started LDV Hospitality in 2008 with the original Scarpetta in the Meatpacking District, we now have 26 restaurants and bars and are growing internationally.
I support the Madison Square Boys & Girls Clubs, the Cornell Hotel Society, and my kids’ school, PS 166.
I love my tailors and shoemaker! Their art form is one my greatest personal passion : Ambrosi for pants, Luca Avitabile for shirts, Anglo Italian and Solito for jackets, and Stefano Bemer for shoes.