To celebrate the start of a new year, we were thrilled to put together a “sparkling” themed cocktail party for nearly 100 guests at The TimesCenter in New York City — only steps away from the iconic ball drop days prior.
Chef & Partner Alison Awerbuch designed a fizzy cocktail menu that bubbled, popped and sparkled. As guests arrived, they were greeted with individual bottles of sparkling white wine and sake sparklers on customized trays.
The evening’s cuisine began with mouthwatering small bites including Quail Eggs Benedict and Mini Lobster Tacos. As the night progressed, guests enjoyed heartier passings including our Gastro Shrimp Cocktail with a gin martini cocktail sauce and Gorgonzola Brulee topped with blistered grapes and rosemary peppercorn biscotti. A crowd favorites was our industrial designed Fondue Cart offering savory smoked chicken sausage, pickled vegetables, fresh fruit and demi baguettes that guests’ covered in a choice of truffled cheddar or gorgonzola ale fondues. This created a delicious warm bite that paired perfectly alongside a sip from our accompanying Beer Infusion Cart with elixirs and shrub flavors like blood orange honey and pomegranate maple.
Guests were also invited to the stage of the 378 seat theater where they were surprised with our festive Fizzy Granita Table as they took in the sounds from DJ Jason of Generation Events. Lime Basil Granitas were served with a splash of sparkling Bottega Platinum Moscato, while the flavors of the Port Red Wine Granitas were accented with Bottega Rosé Moscato.
The final pop of the evening was our Effervescent Truffles and Fizzy Fruit Skewers speckled in Pop Rocks, and our popular Chocolate Chip Cookie Cups filled with Fizzy Nutella Chocolate Egg Creams. The perfect ending to a sparkling evening!