On March 19, 2004, sweet tooths delighted at the Champagne Veuve Cliquot “How Sweet It Is” event celebrating five of New York City’s leading pastry chefs and Clicquot, Inc’s move to a new office in West Chelsea. Veuve Clicquot Demi-Sec flowed as did the spectacular desserts created to pair with it by the gathering of esteemed pastry chefs: Claudia Flemingand Gilat Bennet, from Restaurant Amuse;Karen DeMasco from Craft, craftbar and ‘wichcraft; Nicole Kaplan from Eleven Madison Park; Craig Harzewski from Le Cirque 2000 and Sébastien Rouxel from Thomas Keller’s much-anticipated restaurant, Per Se.
Designed by award winning architecture firm, Traboscia Roiatti Associates, the new Clicquot, Inc. office space is located in Chelsea’s historic Starrett-Lehigh building and includes a Clicquot café, wrap-around terrace and panoramic views of the Hudson River and the Empire State Building. Proving once again that Clicquot, Inc. is always ahead of the trends, President and CEO, Mireille Guiliano, explained, “Fifth Avenue used to be the conventional place for a luxury company. Been there, done that. The location, the building, the office – all appeal to our young professionals who like the area, culture and environment. Its vibrant New York, Vintage 2004.”
Recipes of the desserts featured can be found in our Entertaining Ideas/Recipes section.