melissa-and-joe-gorgaMelissa and Joe Gorga: could they be any more real than they’ll be in person, this week at Gaetano’s?

Here at the tail end of a year that boasted a January visit to Red Bank by Real Housewife of NYC and “Skinnygirl”  paragon Bethenny Frankel, borough bistro Gaetano’s Italian Restaurant & Market plays host to a Real Housewife and RealiTV celeb who famously dressed up as a “400-pound morbidly obese woman” in order to make a very public statement about fat discrimination.

The Wallace Street ristorante welcomes Melissa Gorga of The Real Housewives of New Jersey along with her husband Joe, for a special event that includes two dinner seatings (at 5:30 and 8pm).

If you don’t regularly dote upon their doings, there’s not enough room here to parse the dynamic between Mrs. Gorga and her sister in law Teresa Giudice. But rest assured the event offers a relatively relaxed and casual chance to meet the Gorgas in “an intimate family style setting,” and to buy a signed copy of Melissa’s debut single, “On Display.”

Ticket price ($80) includes “a sit-down dinner for each guest featuring gourmet appetizer and entree selections, soft drinks, iced tea, and coffee,” and can be made by calling (914) 843-1434 or taking it here.

Gaetano’s, 10 Wallace Street, Red Bank • 5:30 – 7:30pm; 8 – 10pm/ $80