For the first time ever Gilt Bar, a Michelin Bib Gourmand winning restaurant, opens its doors on Monday night. The occasion? A dinner honoring The Voices and Faces Project.
Brendan and Jean labored over our multi-course, created-just-for-us menu. Just call it gastronomy for a very good cause.
Gilt Bar famously loves candlelight (and not much other light). If it makes us look this glowy, we do too.
Russell Strand, a keynote speaker at the End Violence Against Women International Conference, stops by for a drink - and stays for three. Yes, the cocktails were that good.
Imbibing, exclusively: Gilt Sommelier Jean Tomaro created a custom cocktail menu just for us, and just for the night.
The staff at Gilt Bar is gracious - and great fun. They made our Voices and Faces Project dinner truly special.
We love it when our uber-cool waiter wears a shirt that reminds us of our grandmother's wallpaper. And we mean that in the best possible way.
DJ Scott curated a reel-to-reel mix of vintage-meets modern tunes for us. Our favorite musical moment? Catching the opening notes of Van Morrison's "Sweet Thing." Brilliant.
CAASE's Kaethe Morris Hoffer, author Jamie Kalven with a member of The Voices and Faces Project staff.
There was not a dry eye in the house after this performance. Thank you, Gilt, for such a gorgeous, operatic surprise.
Longtime Voices and Faces Project supporter Jennifer Spargo Mitchell (left) and Voices and Faces Project founder Anne K. Ream enjoying the opera performance.
Gilt Bar owner Brendan Sodikoff, Gilt Sommelier Jean Tomaro and Voices and Faces Project founder Anne Ream.