A Bronx Tale: Chazz Palminteri, Epic Cigars & La Casa Grande Cigars Unforgettable Launch Party


On a memorable Wednesday evening of June 28th, the vibrant streets of the Bronx came alive with the fragrance of celebration and the echoes of community spirit. Epic Cigars, a renowned brand known for its premium offerings, celebrated an exclusive cigar launch party in honor of Chazz Palminteri with La Casa Grande Cigars Factory. Epic Cigars is the distributor of A Bronx Tale cigars and partner of La Casa Grande Cigars. La Casa Grande Cigars, owned by Paul DiSilvio, curated this exceptional event, which took place inside an Italian market on Arthur Avenue, right in the heart of the Bronx.

The highlight of the evening was the launch of the “A Bronx Tale” special edition premium cigars, in partnership with Epic Cigars and La Casa Grande Cigars, paying homage to the iconic film that captivated audiences and celebrated the unique cultural dynamics of the Bronx. These cigars, crafted with the utmost precision and care, embody the essence of the movie and the spirit of unity it represents.

Chazz Palminteri: Iconic Actor and Community Figure

“A Bronx Tale,” both a movie and a play, tells a captivating story set in the Bronx during the 1960s. Directed by Robert De Niro and starring Chazz Palminteri himself, the film explores the complex relationships between African American and Italian communities in the neighborhood. It beautifully captures the struggle, love, and camaraderie between the two groups, ultimately emphasizing the importance of unity and understanding.

The movie’s themes resonate deeply with the real-life dynamics of New York City, particularly in the Bronx. The borough has long been a melting pot of cultures and ethnicities, with African Americans and Italians playing significant roles in shaping its history and identity. The launch party provided a poignant reminder of the unique bond between these communities and their ongoing efforts to foster harmony.

Epic Cigars x La Casa Grande Cigars: A Premium Experience

To complement the premium cigars distributed and manufactured by Epic Cigars, the event featured delectable Italian cuisine catered by many restaurant establishments. O’CCAFFE and FuniciA’Pizza, both owned by Paul DiSilvio, along with renowned local establishments such as Mike’s Deli, Frank’s Restaurant, Enzo’s, and Cosenza’s Fish Market catered the event. There was also a selection of Italian Wine for all attendees. These establishments provided an array of mouthwatering dishes that delighted attendees, enhancing the overall experience of the evening.

Situated within the Arthur Avenue Retail Italian Market, La Casa Grande Cigars Factory stands as a testament to the rich heritage and craftsmanship that goes into the production of fine cigars. Under the ownership of Paul DiSilvia, La Casa Grande Cigars continues to deliver exceptional products and experiences to cigar enthusiasts.

Special Guests and Community Icons

The launch party brought together a diverse array of special guests, each contributing to the vibrant atmosphere. Rapper and influencer Nems, known for his unique voice and perspective, added a touch of musical flair from his Coney Island roots. Renaldo Snipes, a legendary boxer with a storied career, added a touch of sporting greatness to the occasion, further highlighting the cultural tapestry of the Bronx.


As the night came to a close, the echoes of laughter, conversations, amazing Italian dishes, and the clinking of glasses filled with delectable Italian wine lingered in the air, symbolizing the enduring legacy of “A Bronx Tale” and the power of unity in creating a truly epic experience. This event served as a reminder that, despite our differences, we are all united by a shared love for art, community, and the rich tapestry of the Bronx and New York City as a whole.

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