Pearl River Irish tea shop caters event on finale of 'Real Housewives of New Jersey'

By JEANNE MUCHNICK – May 15, 2023

Rockland/Westchester Journal News

The Gracie Rose in Pearl River is getting its 15 minutes of fame — on Bravo’s “The Real Housewives of New Jersey.”

That’s because the owners catered the food for “Real Housewives of New Jersey” star Dolores Catania, a Gracie Rose regular, for the Season 13 finale. Catania has become a huge supporter of the Irish tea shop and gourmet store as her boyfriend, Paul Connell, hails from Dublin.

The episode airs May 16 at 8 p.m.

Within two weeks of new owners Bernie Foley Fitzgerald, Tara Tonner McDonald, and Tina Segatta Murphy, aka “The Three Biddies” (all of whom are of Irish descent), taking over the shop in July 2022, they were approached with this opportunity that changed their lives and their business.

“Being offered to cater an event for a client who genuinely is invested in our success and wants to see us do well has been a gift,” said Murphy.

Bravo meets The Gracie Rose. From left to right Paul Connell , Emma Charlton Gilheany, Bernie Foley Fitzgerald, Dolores Catania, Tara Tonner McDonald, and Tina Segatta Murphy. The Pearl River tea shop catered the season finale of "The Real Housewives of New Jersey."

“It has been nothing short of a whirlwind of excitement and we can’t wait for all to see what we can do,” the owners said collectively.

Jeanne Muchnick covers food and dining. Click here for her most recent articles and follow her latest dining adventures on Instagram @lohud_food or via the lohudfood newsletter

Originally published in Rockland/Westchester Journal News (lohud).

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