Front row from left: Consultants Gary Regan and Charlottte Voisey, Julie Reiner of Flatiron Lounge, David Wondrich, Audrey Saunders of Pegu Club, Dale “King of Cocktails” DeGroff and wife Jill, Jim Meehan of PDT, and Leo DeGroff. Back row from left: John Deragon of PDT, Milk and Honey owner Sasha Petraske, Giuseppe Gonzales of Flatiron Lounge, Kenta Goto of Pegu Club, and Eben Freeman of Tailor.Photo: Josh Ozersky
Last night’s opening bash at the Astor Center was an amazing event – there was ibérico ham, hip-hop violinists, and Joey Campanaro, Josh DeChellis, and Seamus Mullen cooking hors d’oeuvres. But what people will remember will be the mixologists. A veritable cocktail hall of fame was present, and we managed to get them all together at once for an image that makes us thirsty just looking at it.
Audrey Saunders and Dale DeGroff man the bar; Dave Wondrich mixes us a very scary drink.Photo: Josh Ozersky
Jim Meehan of PDT samples his wares.Photo: Josh Ozersky
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