Wednesday, February 23, 2011

A Night In Wonderland

I think I mentioned that my friend Heidi hosted a fabulous Valentine's dinner party last week, with an Alice and Wonderland "Queen of Hearts" theme. My photos don't even come close to doing it justice, but I just had to post a few to give you an idea of the style she brought to this delicious evening.

Her table was gorgeous, playful and fun, and featured a deck-of-cards mobile suspended -as if by magic- from the chandelier.

The meal was spectacular, seriously as good as you would get in many restaurants around the city, and included a grapefruit, avocado, mache and caviar salad (to die for), mussels, and a duck confit tart. Each course was paired with the perfect wine.

Heidi even left some of the egg custard off my tart since she knows eggs aren't my favorite, and made a special mushroom one for the vegetarian Mr. H! So thoughtful.

Heidi always knows the recipe for the perfect evening, and that the most important ingredient is bringing great people together...fantastic conversation always flows as freely as the wine.

But I think my favorite detail was that she served up this gourmet evening wearing a Spring 2007 runway Thakoon peony dress styled with a white chef's coat over it... and of course, she scored this frock at The Rack. Because that's just how Heidi rolls.

Hats off to the chef...and to her helpful sous chef Angel, and to Laurie who actually wore an Alice and Wonderland costume AND made not one, but two, perfect desserts. Thanks for a lovely night! Can't wait for next year.


  1. I LOVE this!! Looks like a FABULOUS evening!! I once gave an Alice in Wonderland croquet party- was so much fun. And the Thakoon is gorgeous!!



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