|Bocca di Bacco 7th Ave. Grand Opening party.|
Chelsea, NYC I'd have to say that Chelsea is one of my favorite NYC neighborhoods as we've been attending the Ice Theatre of NY's Benefit Gala at Chelsea Piers for a number of years. This upscale part of Manhattan has its own vibe and style so I was excited to attend the grand opening of Bocca di Bacco's (Mouth of Baccus - the Roman god of wine) new 7th Ave. location. Formerly known as IL Bastardo, this central location has now become the fourth Bocca Di Bacco restaurant in NYC.
|Front bar and flowering trees of Bocca di Bacco|
I really like the cozy decor and rustic exposed brick of this spacious bar and Italian restaurant. We got the chance to sample some delicious hot hor dourves & appetizers being passed around at the party: Pizza Bites, fried rice balls will mozzarella & marinara sauce and savory stuffed mushrooms were some that we especially enjoyed. BDB is known for their feast-like weekend brunches now called IL Bastardo Brunch at Bocca di Bacco. Hailed also for their delicious selection of Italian wines and specialty cocktails, we enjoyed one of their concoctions called the "Butterfly" made with fig flavored Vodka and Champagne.
|BDB's signature "Butterfly" with fig flavored Vodka and champagne.|
The new 7th Ave. location has a lot of room with three distinct areas for dining, cocktails and private parties. The Grand Opening event was very crowded and held all the way at the back of the restaurant. It has its own bar, DJ area and a middle section for dancing where I saw a few attendees really getting into the music!
|Grand Opening party at BDB|
|Table for 4 in the main dining area at BDB|
Chelsea is the apex of downtown urban chic but you can see many fashion styles represented at BDB. After all, it is located on Fashion Avenue! It is informal enough to make you feel at home but you would not feel out of place if you came dressed for cocktails. So what was I wearing to this Grand Opening event?
|Moro Designer Jewelry: Fish in Rose Gold Necklace|
Alyssa Dress by NYC fashion designer Nora Gardner
Crystal Cocktail Watch by NYC fashion designer Isaac Mizrahi
Vintage Gold Leather Clutch with Jeweled Clasp
|Alyssa Dress by NYC designer Nora Gardner.|