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Entries in NYC: Where to get your drink on (13)

Thursday
Jun172010

A view from the top, courtesy of Lillet

In honor of their recently-debuted summer label, Lillet, France's most recognized aperitif wine, hosted a launch party atop "Above Allen's" fabulous 7th floor terrace.  Aside from the generous hors d'oeuvre and libations, and a breathtaking view of Manhattan, the evening was consummated with familiar French tunes sung by trio, "Les Chaud Lapins," of Brooklyn. 

Please enjoy my collage of snapshots which capture one of my most memorable evenings yet. 

Lillet's new summer label launch party: I adore the new summer label. The lovely lady adorning the bottle resembles a blonde Coco Chanel, no? Tres belle!Lillet's new summer label launch party: while so many of the cocktails sounded delightful, I simply could not pull myself away from the "Lillet Sangria." Must. Get. That. Recipe.

Lillet's new summer label launch party : why, thank you! I will serve myself unlimited amounts of sangria. Lillet's new summer label launch party : Lillet's crack-ified sangria, chock-full of alcohol-soaked fruits (blueberries, nectarines, melon balls, apples, lemon slices, etc.)

Lillet's new summer label launch party : "Above Allen's" truffled-grilled-cheese-bites

Lillet's new summer label launch party : charming musical trio singing familiar French tunes

Lillet's new summer label launch party : "Above Allen's" gorgeous outdoor spaceLillet's new summer label launch party : oh, what a night! A fellow guest revels in this picture-perfect eve.

Monday
Jun142010

Now serving: Sunday dinner, happy-hour specials at A Voce

This just in: Aside from the fact that they are now open for dinner on Sundays...both A Voce locations are serving their tantalizing new line of infused cocktails (menu below) for just $7/each, every Monday-Friday from 4-6pm.  Finally, a classy happy hour venue!

Read it and sip, dahlings:

Cocktails

  • Dragoncello: tarragon-infused Beefeater gin, lemon juice, simple syrup
  • Toscana: amaretto, red wine, lime juice, blood orange
  • Infusione di Timo: thyme-infused Absolut Vodka, Aperol, grapefruit
  • Pesca con Fusca: Cruzan light rum, white-peach puree, whipped egg white, brandied cherry
  • Veneto: lavender-infused Ricard, sparkling wine, brown sugar
  • Margarita di Fragola: Juarez tequila, lime juice, strawberry, triple sec
  • Bourbon di Limone: Wild Turkey Bourbon, Meyer Lemon, fresh mint
  • Rosso Milano: Ultimate vodka, fresh orange, Aperol
Wednesday
May192010

Round-up: subterranean cocktail preview ~ fundraising with Tom Colicchio

Last night, I had the pleasure of attending two fabulous events: my evening began with a "media mixer" at Polar Lounge (Gramercy Park's newest night life venue, located in the Marcel at Gramercy Hotel), operated by creative geniuses Matt Levine and Kelly Brady, of Brandsway Creative.

The second stop of the evening brought me to Gotham Hall for Tom Colicchio's annual "Toast to the Children," a benefit that raises vital funds for The Children of Bellevue (Hospital).   

Aside from a fabulous silent auction, there was an expansive wine and food tasting, compliments of some of NYC's best chefs and restaurants, including: Tabla and Floyd Cardoz, Porchetta and Sara Jenkins, Craft/Colicchio & Sons and Tom Colicchio, Hearth, Pearl Oyster Bar, and many more.  While I had seconds-and thirds-of nearly every restaurant station's food offerings, I must say that my favorites were: Porchetta's slow-cooked porchetta ragu, served atop a crispy, buttered toast point; Boqueria's lamb meatballs; and L'Artusi's lamb ragu "sliders."  I think it would be more than safe to say that lamb is the new beef, at least in the eyes of 3/4 of the evening's participating restaurants.

I'd be a liar if I said that I wasn't star-struck at "Toast to the Children."  From Mr. Colicchio to Uma Thurman, I definitely got my Hollywood fix (*sigh*).

 

Below, please enjoy my melange of captioned snapshots from an unforgettable night on the town!

Polar Lounge, Marcel at Gramercy (hotel)

Polar Lounge at the Marcel at Gramercy Hotel: stairway to the subterranean loungePolar Lounge at the Marcel at Gramercy Hotel: cocktail menu. *Note: venue serves bar snacks from in-house restaurant, 'inoteca*Polar Lounge at the Marcel at Gramercy Hotel: one of many fabulous signature cocktails - note the ice cube!Polar Lounge at the Marcel at Gramercy Hotel: chic banquettes

 

Toast to the Children 2010

Tom Colicchio's annual "Toast to the Children" benefit, which raises vital funds for "The Children of Bellevue (Hospital)": event programTom Colicchio's annual "Toast to the Children" benefit, which raises vital funds for "The Children of Bellevue (Hospital)": Gotham Hall, the event's gorgeous venueTom Colicchio's annual "Toast to the Children" benefit, which raises vital funds for "The Children of Bellevue (Hospital)": the man himself, Mr. Tom ColicchioTom Colicchio's annual "Toast to the Children" benefit, which raises vital funds for "The Children of Bellevue (Hospital)": STAR. STRUCK. BY. UMA. THURMAN. OMG.Tom Colicchio's annual "Toast to the Children" benefit, which raises vital funds for "The Children of Bellevue (Hospital)": Graffiti's (restaurant) Mediterranean meatballTom Colicchio's annual "Toast to the Children" benefit, which raises vital funds for "The Children of Bellevue (Hospital)": Craft's (Mr. Colicchio's restaurant) Rocky-Mountain lamb

Saturday
Apr102010

"I'll take the Eliot Spitzer, please."

From Wendy Straker Hauser, my favorite writer at the NY Post, comes celebrity inspired eats and drinks at local NYC eateries: click *here* to see who made the list menu!