Celebration of the 100th Restaurant Impossible episode with Robert Irvine @ Gramercy Terrace

Back in the day when I was younger and eager, I could be found socializing and mingling at many parties and events. Now instead of a crowd, I’d rather squeeze in between my tuxedo cat and my pitbull on our couch and sip a glass of wine at home with the hubs. Or hang with our neighbor friends and chill. I mean, what’s better than getting home in 3 minutes after getting a bit happily tipsy. Ahhhh, the sound of domestication.

As I mentioned in my previous post, working in an advertising agency comes with cool perks sometimes and also many party invitations. My copywriting partner, Kim and I were invited to a party to celebrate the production of the 100th Restaurant Impossibleepisode on Food Network. And the host of the show who is a celebrity chef, Robert Irvine, was the special guest of this event. I usually skip most of the parties, but a celebrity chef? Food Network? Yes, please, count me in! So off we went.

I had been to the gorgeous Gramercy Park Hotel before, but had never been to their rooftop terrace. It’s really lovely up there. I particularly loved the ceilings, it was mesmerizing. The event was hosted by a production company called Shooters, and they did an incredible job. The food was intricate, fancy and delicious. The wine was flowing freely, a young lady kept filling up my glass, which explains why my pictures were getting increasingly blurry as the night progressed.

Robert was very friendly, down-to-earth and engaging. He told us about his current projects and also how he’s always traveling. It made me think of my other incredibly successful friends. How do they manage their extremely demanding schedules and also stay energetic, positive and even inspiring? I dread these days with back-to-back-to-back-to-back-to-back-to-back meetings, and I don’t even have these days every day. A commoner such as myself always wish that there were at least 36 hours in the day. So how do they do it? 

It was one of these events that I am actually happy to have attended. Good food, bottomless wine and great people always make me happy. But now with a slight hangover, I shall go back to spending time with a cup of tea at home for a while. And as for the answer to the question, how they do it, I’ll keep you posted.

I’d like to again thank the wonderful people at Shooters NYC for inviting me.

Gramercy Terrace at Gramercy Park Hotel
2 Lexington Ave, New York, NY 10010
http://www.gramercyparkhotel.com

Restaurant Impossible on Food Network
http://www.foodnetwork.com/shows/restaurant-impossible.html

Shooters NYC
http://shootersnyc.com