It was a gorgeous Spring day for my Boston couple who tied the knot at Brooklyn’s reBar yesterday. Although the wedding was indoors the weather could not have been more perfect for the rooftop photo ops! We were so lucky to have Lina Jang fill in as the photographer less than 8 hours before the wedding due to the original photographer being stuck in Puerto Rico. What a life saver she was!
In late January the catering division of Stephen Starr Events (known for their restaurants Buddakan and Morimoto) won the catering contract for the New York Botanical Garden in the Bronx and last night they hosted an event with the wedding industry, ‘Love is in the Air’. It was a perfect way to celebrate the first day of Spring!
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Each month the Yale Club hosts a “Visiting Chef Dinner” and last night I had the honor of attending the October dinner with photographer Lina Jang. We were guests of Kevin O’Brien, Director of Food & Beverage and the visiting chef was Carmen Quagliata, Executive Chef and Partner at Union Square Café, a Danny Meyer restaurant.
The menu consisted of four courses and included wine pairings and cooking demonstrations. Everything was absolutely scrumptious! For the appetizer we had sunchoke sformato with white truffles, first course was hand-rolled garganelli with speck, brussel sprouts and sage, second course was beef braised in barolo with polenta and root vegetables, and the third course was a honeycrisp apple cobbler with sour cream ice cream. My mouth is watering just thinking about it!
If you’re not familiar with the Union Square Café, they have received The New York Times’ three-star rating twice, and also earned Zagat Survey’s #1 ranking as New York’s Most Popular Restaurant for the past nine years and have numerous James Beard Foundation Awards. They also have a mission to support the community, delivering meals to patients of the Jacob Perlow Hospice Center at Beth Israel Hospital, and buy most of their ingredients from the Union Square Greenmarket.
In addition to the restaurant, they have a venue called located in the Hudson Yards neighborhood called Kitchen with spectacular views of the Hudson River. The space is available for seated dinners, cooking classes, film shoots, cocktail receptions, and more. If that wasn’t enough, they also operate Union Square Events’ which offers off-premise catering for special events.
The Yale Club is also a spectacular place for events; whether you’re looking for a wedding venue with outdoor space or private dinner with your closest friends, their facilities are open to the public but there is a screening process if you’re not a member.
One of my absolute favorite photographers, Lina Jang, will be hosting a happy hour at The Silver Towers on W. 42nd Street tonight, transforming the rooftop into an “exotic landscape of fantasy and glamour”. Be sure to come out to help support the performing arts!
Here is an excerpt from the invite:
“There will be extraordinary performances including seductive belly dancers, titillating burlesque artists, and a pop star inspired performance you’ll go “gaga” over. Topping off your city dream escape is a fashion runway show. For the first time the original Red Zones Djs from Hot 97 will unite & spins sexy beats throughout the night!”
My first military wedding was a success! The West Point Military Academy campus is set in Hudson Valley of New York and is surrounded by gorgeous scenery and ideal for a picture perfect wedding. The bride and groom couldn’t have been happier!
Here is sneak of the day and once I get pictures from the wedding photographer, Lina Jang, I will post a few of those!
Cadet Chapel, WPMA
Castle Chamber Players jazz quartet
Stryker cake by Me Too Cakes
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