New York’s leading upscale Chinese restaurant Philippe celebrated its 10th Anniversary with an invitation only red carpet fête hosted by Philippe Chow (Executive Chef), Steve Boxer (COO); Edis Julevic (General Manager), Kostas Paterakis (Pastry Chef & Captain) and the whole Philippe Team on Tuesday, January 12, 2015.
Guests enjoyed cocktails, provided by Avion Tequila and Absolut Elyx, and danced to the wee hours in the restaurant’s entire first floor encompassing its Skylight Room, Runway Room and Lounge toasting to the first ten years of Philippe’s success with top models fromTRUE Model Management. The night’s hors d’oeurves were prepared by Chef Philippe Chow himself who wowed guests with a wide-ranging assortment of delectable bites including the Chicken, Shrimp of Beef Satay, each of which were prepared with Chef Philippe’s special sauce. In addition to the satays guests were presented 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 with a sweet note, as guests enjoyed bite-sized Key Lime Pies prepared in-house by Pastry Chef Kostas Paterakis.
Notable Attendees Included: Philippe Chow, Steve Boxer, Edis Julevic, Kostas Paterakis, 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, Christopher Pape, Michelle Walker, Lauren Boxer, Ari Ackerman, Rachel Heller and Jane & Joe Pontarelli.
In addition to its cuisine, Philippe has cemented its reputation as an A-List celebrity hotspot since opening 10 years ago with notable guests over the years including Oprah Winfrey, Rhianna, Beyonce, Adam Sandler, Derrick Rose, Drew Barrymore, Kylie Jenner, Kobe Bryant, Nathan Lane, Queen Latifah, Charlie Rose Rick Ross and Sir Paul McCartney.