Inside New York’s Botanical Garden Orchid Dinner With LOUIS XIII

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The New York Botanical Garden once again hosted its gorgeous, annual Orchid Dinner at the storied Plaza Hotel, complete with a breathtaking, picturesque experience. LOUIS XIII served as the lead partner of the high-profile affair, as the emblematic decanters made the perfect centerpieces for the jaw-dropping tables decorated with fresh orchids.

Event planning connoisseur Colin Cowie can be credited with the stunning design, as he curated the tables for the second year in a row.

“I am so delighted to be working with LOUIS XIII Cognac again for the 2019 NYBG Orchid Dinner. My design process always starts with the client’s DNA; I wanted to make sure the beautiful LOUIS XIII crystal Baccarat decanter was the focal point of the table,” Cowie shared.

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“Inspired by Singapore, which is an island, we placed the decanter on a gold island in a pond of water illuminated with floating candles. The tablescape was anchored with Bernardaud chargers and brought alive with an abundance of white orchids to create an exquisite, elegant look for the Singapore-themed dinner.”

The evening included a cocktail hour, where guests got to enjoy the signature cocktail, aptly named the Singapore Sling. The libation was created with The Botanist and Cointreau. The cocktail’s special added touch was the infusion of orchid petals in the bespoke diffuser, which left a beautiful aroma, heightening the luxurious experience.

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The dinner was extraordinarily successful in achieving its purpose to sustain the historic New York Botanical Garden. All proceeds from the dinner underwrite the development of the Garden’s orchid research collection, which helps maintain the highest horticultural standards of orchid conservation, and brought in an impressive $500K to directly benefit the organization.

For those who did not get to experience the breathtaking showcase, guests can still go visit the Orchid Show from February 23rd until April 28th, where it will remain on view. To learn more about the show and other programming taking place, please visit here.