..."The Couch" episode of Seinfeld? (I couldn't find it on YouTube. This is the best I could do.) He's played by Reni Santoni, above, and owns a restaurant. Poppie's a great character. From the second scene, in Jerry's apartment:
KRAMER: That was in the past, Jerry. As it happens, New
York Magazine just judged his kitchen to be one of the cleanest in the
city. They got a duck there, you think you died and went to heaven.
ELAINE: Ooh! I love duck. C'mon, c'mon!
KRAMER: Yeah, but you gotta order it two days in advance. (To
Jerry) You know, I'm gonna call him, I'm gonna order the duck for you.
JERRY: Oh, Kramer, I -
Later, Jerry takes Elaine to Poppie's restaurant:
POPPIE: Hello! Jerry, so good to see you again! (Puts his hand out.)
JERRY (clearly creeped out by having to shake Poppie's hand): Hello, Poppie. This is Elaine.
ELAINE: Nice to meet you, Poppie.
POPPIE: Let me show you to your table. (Leads Jerry and Elaine to
the table.) Your duck is cooking as we speak. It is so succulent...so
JERRY: Well, perhaps we should inquire. Poppie! Oh, Poppie. Could I have a word? (Poppie comes over.)
POPPIE: Yes, Jerry. I just checked your duck...it is more succulent than even I had hoped.
Why do I bring this up? Because the corned beef I made tonight was-a so succulent, it was-a so succulent. In fact, it was a-more succulent than even I had-a hoped!