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Emmer & Rye hosts swanky dinner for local luminaries

Emmer & Rye hosts swanky dinner for local luminaries

Emmer and Rye Hennessy Dinner
Musician Melat was among the notable guests. Photo by Sara Marjorie Strick
Emmer and Rye Hennessy Dinner
The thoughtful tablescapes included florals from  Bricolage Curated Flowers. Photo by Sara Marjorie Strick
Emmer and Rye Hennessy Dinner
Hennessy, which sponsored the event, served contemporary and classic cocktails.  Photo by Sara Marjorie Strick
Emmer and Rye Hennessy Dinner
Dawson Ludwig, Julia Couchman, Adi Anand, and Shauna Saneinejad sip cocktails before sitting down to dine. Photo by Sara Marjorie Strick
Emmer and Rye Hennessy Dinner
Miranda Bennett and Justin Cox share a laugh. Photo by Sara Marjorie Strick
Emmer and Rye Hennessy Dinner
Pork Loin with turnip greens, Hennessy shoyu and cured radish. Photo by Sara Marjorie Strick
Emmer and Rye Hennessy Dinner
Megan Grajeda, Rick Soto, Mélat, and Sanetra Longno listen on as chef Kevin Fink explains his process. Photo by Sara Marjorie Strick
Emmer and Rye Hennessy Dinner
Fink and team in their open-air kitchen. Photo by Sara Marjorie Strick
Emmer and Rye Hennessy Dinner
Happy Mercado, Mike LoCoco, and Amanda Davenport take home a goodie bag. Photo by Sara Marjorie Strick
Emmer and Rye Hennessy Dinner
Emmer & Rye was celebrating their recent Hennessy article in the New York Times. Photo by Sara Marjorie Strick
Emmer and Rye Hennessy Dinner
Emmer and Rye Hennessy Dinner
Emmer and Rye Hennessy Dinner
Emmer and Rye Hennessy Dinner
Emmer and Rye Hennessy Dinner
Emmer and Rye Hennessy Dinner
Emmer and Rye Hennessy Dinner
Emmer and Rye Hennessy Dinner
Emmer and Rye Hennessy Dinner
Emmer and Rye Hennessy Dinner

What: Hennessy V.S.O.P Privilège x Emmer & Rye Private Dinner

Where: Emmer & Rye

The lowdown: On Tuesday, November 7, Emmer & Rye hosted a intimate private dinner for 30 guests from music, art, photography, and other creative industries in celebration of the restaurant’s second birthday and a recent feature in the New York Times.

Guests started with light bites and cocktails before enjoying a 10-course feast prepared by chef Kevin Fink and his team, with many dishes incorporating Hennessy V.S.O.P. Privilège cognac. The chef also hosted each guest at the chef's table where they were given a decadent special bite. The tablescapes were beautifully decorated with white orchids from Bricolage Curated Flowers and each guest was given a parting gift of Hennessy V.S.O.P. Privilège and Hennessy chocolate and pecan truffles.

Who: Chef Kevin Fink, Mélat, Miguel Angel, Miriam Parker, Edward Castillo, Rick Soto, Megan Grajeda, Happy Mercado, Mike LoCoco, Tje Austin, Amanda Davenport, Adi Anand, Julie Couchman, Dawson Ludwig, Shauna Saneinejad, Hayden Walker, Courtney Pierce,  Sanetra Longno, Mimi Faucett, Cory Trahan, Dave Mead, Dagny Piasecki, Taylor Jarrett, Danneel Ackles, Jessica Robertson, Austin Bacon, Justin Cox, and Miranda Bennett.