Arriving to a red carpet and an air of excitement we watched as the final carpet layers and decorators left the building before we could enter. Smelling of fresh paint, we made our way up the Art Deco-inspired staircase and onto the main floor. Teeming with bloggers, journos and investors, we felt very excited to be a part of such a great night.
Hotel Chantelle is a legendary rooftop bar and restaurant in Downtown NYC, and it has now decided to set up camp across the pond.
We were greeted with huge glasses of crisp wine, zingy cocktails and anything else in between. We were invited to walk around, take it all in and introduce ourselves to our fellow guests. Sophie has a fabulous job at a luxury food publication so was in total heaven. I bumped into old colleagues, people-watched from afar and kept the barman happy.
Executive chef, Seth Levine, kept us content with the most delicious, and aesthetically pleasing canapés I have ever had the pleasure in tasting. From mini burgers and maple syrup candyfloss chicken to washing lines of Parma ham and quails eggs with caviar, we were treated to a smorgasbord of tantalising treats.
Just Opened London had invited us down to preview their membership scheme, which we shall be very keen to sign up to. More opening nights, delicious food and drinks and fabulous company? What more could a girl want!
Sophie and I both agreed we could have danced the night away in the basement club but decided to put on our sensible hats and refrain, it was Tuesday night after all – our mothers will be pleased. We shall certainly be coming back, and dragging our boys with us!
HC is open seven days a week until late – it is sure to become your new late night hot spot for dancing, giggling and gorging. It will certainly be ours.
I've been home this weekend with the American so keep your eyes peeled for another post later in the week.