book party…and polynesian?
Last night I went to a book party for the new cookbook, The Comfort of Apples by Philip & Lauren Rubin. Both graduates of the Institute of Culinary Education in New York City and owners of 2 Peas & A Pot, a catering company. Not to mention that they are married and work together which is damn impressive.
The party was uptown on 57th Street. Just of note, when I went to the downtown book party I wore jeans but last night I wore a dress. Different crowds, different attire. Funny enough I saw people at the uptown book party that I had no idea knew each other. For a big town, it is very small. Looking forward to reading the recipes.
After the party, I had a little time to kill before going downtown and wandered into the new food halls at the Plaza. There is something eerie about the Plaza. I walked in the main entrance. The place is huge and so empty, even in decor, that I felt like they were down-sizing to move. Regardless I walked through the Oak Room and downstairs to the restaurant. All the stores close at 7pm. The restaurant was hopping. I have to make my way back to see the stores. I have heard only good things.
Grabbed a cab downtown to stop by the Eater party to launch the Hurricane Club. Perfect setting for this restaurant…26th and Park Avenue South. Out came the polynesian drinks. All I could think of was the scorpion bowls at the Hong Kong in Cambridge where they served pu-pu platters and grain alcohol drinks. I vaguely remember the entire room spinning there.
Home to bed.