Thursday night Bon Appétit hosted their annual Hot Ten Party in midtown Manhattan's Gotham West Market. The mouthwatering fete featured the magazine's 10 Best New Restaurants for 2014 and their respective chefs were flown in from across the country for the occasion.
The affair coincided with New York Fashion Week and was hands down one of the best parties of the year. The market's modern open kitchens played second fiddle to endless delights served straight out of the oven by handsome waiters (cough male models) and the chefs themselves.
The room was a fantasy of food; think trays of egg, salmon, caviar and crispy onions and tables of mini lemon souffle cakes with fresh Oregon Huckleberries. Drinks were flowing at indoor and outdoor open bars but elderberry and cucumber martinis stole the show. There was even a solid live folksy rock band and a photo booth complete with a rainbow of Maybelline lipstick favors to polish your pout.
If you're thinking about getting married next year, just elope and get yourself invited to the Hot Ten Party. It will be like having a Fall wedding only with far better food and fancier guests.