Picnic on Sugar Hill
Held on the beautiful and timeless grounds of the Morris Jumel Mansion, deemed the "oldest" house in all of Manhattan, built atop the scenic hillside in 1754, guests spent the night sprawled out on decorative blankets, listening to stylized jazz, and dining on exquisite picnic fare, catered by yours truly. Partnering with Tanqueray Ten, Supper Club members, dressed to impress, enjoyed summery cocktails, and a sprawling buffet including a multitude of specialty items. The BBQ Beef Pinwheels, tender short ribs braised in an ancho chili, coffee and maple syrup glaze mixed with fresh corn summer salsa and avocado crema were the hit of the night, along with a quartet of summer salads: Juicy Watermelon and Feta (as seen above), Orzo Pesto Chicken, Buccatini & Zucchini Ribbons garnished with edible flowers, and Shrimp Ratatouille atop a bed of roasted vegetables. For dessert, the Dinner Belle delighted the sweet tooths of guests such as fashion designer, Richie Rich, whose favorite pick of the night was our signature strawberry shortcakes. All in all, the weather delighted, and the food highlighted this beautiful House on Sugar Hill.