This party was really special. It was more than crossing the East River from Brooklyn (my usual dinner party turf); it was more than attempting to entertain 30 guests in an indoor space. It was the combination of food, wine, and people that really sparked a lot of new energy. Not just for me, but also for my friends. It really makes the planning, shopping, prepping, and cooking worth it when for a few hours folks can easily converge, eat, chat, and just have a good time. The result was friendships strengthened, networks grew, and memories created.

I’m already planning for the next go around. This time its back to Brooklyn; Williamsburg to be exact for a fiesta! Cinco de Mayo, amigos!