By Caroline Hatchett – – Photo: Courtesy Evan Sung.

For his last service at Perla, chef Michael Toscano served giant pans of “Big Night”-inspired timpano. East Coast rap pumped through the dining room and amaro flowed freely to buoy diners’ spirits—and they needed the boost. The beloved chef was on his way out of town, leaving New York to open Le Farfalle in Charleston, South Carolina.

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