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Wednesday
Dec082010

The holidays, hosted by Bronson Van Wyck

~ It was one of those magical evenings in Manhattan where you walk away, grinning like a smitten school girl, saying to yourself, "Man, I love NY!" ~  


Bronson Van Wyck: celebrity event planner / entertaining mogul

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Celebrity event planner, Bronson Van Wyck, and Electrolux co-hosted a holiday gathering for an intimate group of media at Mr. Van Wyck's palatial, full-floor residence overlooking Madison Square Park.  Imagine: ceiling heights soaring upwards of twenty-feet - the world's most ornate fabric wall padding which, despite its visual appeal, also acts as a noise-reducing acoustic - a Christmas tree, rivaling Rockefeller Center's famous spruce, appointed with white feathers and antlers, among other unique ornaments - twinkling votive candles and freshly-cut peonies adorning every tabletop and ottoman - and a kitchen that would make Martha Stewart, herself, green with envy.    

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Bronson's holiday party officially began at 6pm and, in true Lunch Belle fashion, I arrived on-the-dot.  As more guests began to trickle in, a bevy of brutally-handsome young men pivoted throughout the spacious sitting room and passed a trio of cocktails and a variety of hors d'oeuvres.

Bourbon-kissed eggnogGolden beet cups with creme brulee and grapefruit segmentsBeggar's purses filled with caviar & creme fraiche

Moments before 7pm, the group was called in to Bronson's kitchen for a cooking demonstration.  Aside from Mr. Van Wyck, we were greeted by his beau, and a photographer, from Elle Decor (Magazine), who was busy finishing a photo-shoot of the famous digs.  

On the menu? 

  • Beet and Blood-Orange Salad with Mint
  • Rack of Lamb Gordon
  • Mashed Potatoes
  • Gruyere and Scallion Cheese Bread
  • Triple Chocolate Chip Cookies

Note the writing on what appears to be a chalkboard. Folks, this is Bronson's Electrolux refrigerator! How COOL is that?

Beet and Blood-Orange Salad with Mint

Rack of Lamb Gordon

Gruyere and Scallion Cheese Bread

The full plate

Andrew, Bronson's beau, makes Triple Chocolate Chip CookiesThe finished product!

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Recipes + Bronson's "Holiday Tips" list to follow shortly!

Until then...

 

Read it & eat, 

The Lunch Belle

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Reader Comments (1)

Thank you for your review. I have seen others of this event but no one mentioned some of the details that you did, like the apartment being a whole floor, or the twenty foot ceilings. All of that plus the photos really help give a sense of what the evening was like. Thanks Again!

December 12, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterRick in Toledo

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