You know an event’s going to be done right when the invitation says “cocktail attire, transportation required”. (Thank you Maloney & Fox!). Last night I was privileged enough to attend an intimate dinner party at The Setai penthouse, prepared by James Beard Foundation Award Winner, Chef Michael White. Not one penthouse, but two were occupied. You can only imagine the view from the 60th floor (and the ear pop on the elevator ride up). I was in shock with the proximity and clarity of the Empire State Building. It was such a New York moment that I had to have somebody take a picture of my best friend and me with the spectacular view in the background. (Another perk was that I was able to bring a guest, hence the lawyer BFF by my side who doesn’t get to go to many fun events).
When you think of Tupperware you might think of the forever durable lemonade pitcher you had growing up in that 80’s, or the containers your mom used for leftovers. I was pleasantly surprised when I saw Tupperware displayed in glass cubes, like you’d expect to see pricey baubles. Tupperware has reinvented itself in jewel toned colors and still has the durability factor. After cocktails in the Penthouse (I had my usual, Hendrick’s gin, club soda, splash of grapefruit), we moved to the other Penthouse where dinner was set for 50. Everybody adhered to the evening’s theme and practiced “the art of conversation.”
After four decadent courses complete with wine pairings, and Chef White coming around to check on the guests, we were sent home with a gift bag the size of myself–literally. I have no excuse to not be cooking these days, with the Tupperware I’ve acquired!
*Big shoutout to the wonderful people I met last night; Peter Gallagher from Dow Jones and his lovely wife Barbara, Jeremy and Will from Maloney & Fox, Mr. Brian Maloney and of course Chef Michael White.
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