Glamorous Chinese hot spot Philippe celebrated its 10th Anniversary last week with a lush and lusty party.
Friends of Executive Chef Philippe Chow, COO Steve Boxer, General Manager Edis Julevic, and Pastry Chef and Captain Kostas Paterakis packed the front and back rooms of the intimate upscale restaurant for Avion Tequila and Absolut Elyx cocktails, and delectable bites including the Chicken, Shrimp & Beef Satay, each of which were prepared with Chef Philippe’s special sauce.
The DJ had the upbeat crowd dancing throughout, while the pretty model dressed as a strolling table just added to the room-stopping allure.
The upscale Chinese restaurant has been a favorite since it opened in 2005 among celebs including Rihanna, Sir Paul McCartney, Queen Latifah, Beyonce, Lady Gaga and Oprah.
Philippe has even received top culinary accolades including, “Best Peking Duck” from the NY Observer and “Best in Chinese” by Zagat.
Other bites being devoured by the crowd included: Peking Duck Spring Rolls, Shrimp Spring Rolls, Vegetable Spring Rolls, Green Prawns, Mayonnaise Prawns, Filet Mignon Tips, Sweet & Sour Chicken, Salt and Pepper Seabass, Salt and Pepper Calamari and Salt and Pepper Eggplant.
The night ended on a sweet note of bite-sized Key Lime Pies prepared in-house by Pastry Chef Kostas Paterakis.
Other attendees included: Abraham Merchant (Co-Owner, Philippe), Richard Cohn (Co-Owner, Philippe), Ramona Singer (RHONY), Mitchell Modell, Eric Coleman (Analyst, SNY TV) Zach Erdem (Owner, 75 Main), Trish Backal, Robert “Don Pooh” Cummins (Music Executive), Nicole Ferrell (Reality TV Personality), Randi Schatz, Michelle Walker, Lauren Boxer, Ari Ackerman, Rachel Heller and Jane & Joe Pontarelli.
Philippe, By Philippe Chow is located at 33 East 60th Street, between Madison Ave & Park Ave, New York, New York 10065 www.philippechow.com