Wednesday, March 14, 2007
Tottem Gardens Grand Opening @ Karu & Y
Finally, finally all of Karu & Y event spaces/lounges/outdoor gardens/restaurant were open. And what a fantastic way to celebrate than by inviting all 4,000 of your nearest and dearest to partake of the mega-fun at this mega complex. It was an exercise in excess and a contest of simultaneous events. There was a fashion show by Marc Bauer, 2 sushi chefs churning out a constant array of fresh rolls in a cabana in the outdoor courtyard, champagne flowing out of nook and cranny, two gorgeous cheese and crudite tables 'neath the Chihuly chandelier (above) and a huge hot buffet flanked by feathered Island dancers doing some kind of tribal routine near the seared tuna. If you were an ADD party-goer, this was the event for you.
Karu & Y wouldn't be out of place in Vegas, a place where high rollers would feel at home. Judging by the long line of luxury cars idling for the valet station on NW 14th st, they may also have plenty of takers in Miami too.