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Veronese is a successful entrepreneur with substantial experience in a wide variety of fields. He received his bachelor’s degree in International Finance and Marketing with honors from the University of Miami Business School in 1999. In 2008, 7×7 magazine honored Veronese with their Hot 20 under 40 award as one of San Francisco’s most up and coming entrepreneurs. Veronese has always enjoyed the intersection between business and politics and maintains strong ties to industry leaders throughout California. In 1999, Veronese served as Chief Operations and Financial Officer for the law offices of Mayor Joseph L. Alioto and Angela Alioto, and he has since continued to serve the firm in the capacity of strategic financial advisor and mediation manager. In 2007 he founded Taverna Aventine bar and eatery, taking the concept from inception to managing operator. In 2011 Veronese started Vero Enterprises, a management company for the hospitality industry. Veronese in April of 2012 opened up AV Nightclub that is next to Aventine.


A San Francisco native raised in the restaurant and nightlife industry, Sylvain Bitton’s vibrant personality has made him a leading force in LA’s hospitality scene. Bitton’s father created the world renowned “Robert’s” restaurant in San Francisco, and growing up in that atmosphere gave Sylvain the foundation, knowledge, and passion he has for the hospitality industry today. Sylvain originally made his mark as proprietor of legendary Hollywood nightspot “Les Deux”, which reigned as  LA’s hottest party spot for more than four years. Bitton has also developed a number of other hospitality ventures in Los Angeles including “Beso” and “Ketchup” and is excited to be a part of Aventine Hollywood and to give his loyal following a new home away from home.


JT Torregiani is a Southern California native and serial hospitality entrepreneur who has created many of the most popular restaurants in Los Angeles during the last decade. His is best know for the popular restaurant “Beso” developed with actress Eva Longoria and celebrity chef Todd English on Hollywood Blvd. In the nightlife world JT served as a managing partner of the legendary nightclub and lounge, Les Duex. His approach to the industry, contacts with A-list celebrities, and thriving persistency have made him into a leading force in the Hollywood dining.