Bike Night at the Tuscan Gun

I've been riding and traveling for most of the spring, so I haven't had a chance to catch up on my ride reports, but had to recap a bike night in Brooklyn a few week's back.
NYDUCATI: Bike Night at The Tuscan Gun in Brooklyn
Ducatis line up outside the The Tuscan Gun

Last month my riding buddy and fellow Ducatisti Gabriele Corcos, who not only won this year's James Beard award and currently hosts of the Cooking Channel's show Extra Virgin, decided to host a bike night at his little restaurant in Windsor Terrace in Brooklyn.
The Tuscan Gun: Officine Alimentari is a charming little cafe that offers sandwiches and exquisite coffee by day, and impromptu/private seatings for dinner, located a few blocks away from southwestern side of Prospect Park.
Gabriele is also a die-hard Ducati fan, and wanted to unveil his custom Hypermotard, designed by Arete Americana, who designed one of the sickest 999s I've ever seen, adding to his Ducati paddock of a tricked-out StreetfighterS and a blacked out GT1000 SportClassic.
Unfortunately Gabriele's bike wasn't ready for the party, but he was still gracious enough to host a party for the neighborhood and Ducati riders, with free beer and fantastic food.

Hearkening back to the days of his riding a Scrambler in Italy in the 1980's, Gabriele also had a pristine old 350 (the parent of today's Ducati Scrambler) sitting in the window.
The night was a success and everyone left hoping that The Tuscan Gun might become the new Ducati hangout in Brooklyn.

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