New York – Bethenny Frankel, Olivia Culpo and Jules Wainstein were among the New Yorkers who celebrated “The Stanton Social’s 10+1 Anniversary” in New York City on Tuesday night. Additional attendees included Chef Josh Capon, TAO Group partners Rich Wolf, Noah Tepperberg, Andrew Goldberg and Jared Boles along with the 11 chefs involved in the restaurant since opening in 2005.
The Stanton Social is one of the most iconic restaurant and lounges on the Lower East Side. Led by Chef Chris Santos and TAO Group Co-Founder Rich Wolf, The Stanton Social was inspired by Santos’ own world travels, creating a multi-cultural menu, designed for sharing and experiential dining.
Bethenny Frankel was one of the invited guests who showed up to the restaurant in style, looking beautiful and sophisticated in navy lace dress. Frankel, who has a longstanding relationship with both Chef Chris Santos and TAO Group, recently attended the opening of Beauty & Essex in Las Vegas this past May. She expressed how happy she was for Chef Chris Santos on this restaurant landmark.
Actress and model Olivia Culpo, looked chic in a white top and black bottoms. She completed her look with black stilettos from the new women’s line from Italian designer Bruno Magli. Olivia sipped on champagne and some of Chef’s signature dishes. She gushed to Chef how much she loved all his food.
The night was filled with lots of great food and music, with many throwback hits from 2005. At 11:11 P.M., the crowd went wild with dancers invading the main floor; a cake was also brought out to celebrate the restaurant anniversary landmark.
To commemorate 11 years on the Lower East Side, a special menu of signature menu items from the past and present were served including Chef Santos’ Potato & Goat Cheese Pierogies; Chef Ryan Angulo’s Crab Cake Corn Dogs; Chef Neill Howell’s Foie Gras Roulade with Onion Marmalade and Roasted Pistachios; Chef Jonathan Kavourakis’ Pastrami Reuben Quesadilla; Chef Derrick Prince’s “Beef & Broccoli”; Chef Juan Borjas’ Spicy Popcorn Shrimp Tempura with Yuzu Aioli; Chef Sarah Nelson’s Guanciale Pork & Orzo Pasta; Chef Armando Francisco’s Chicken Taquitos; Chef Timothy Peterson’s Soda Pop Ribs and Chef Jaime T. Sudberg’s Red Velvet Twinkies. Additional signature items included the Kobe Beef and Veggie Sliders, Doughnuts and sweet cupcakes. Guests enjoyed cocktails provided by Blue Ice Vodka, America’s number one rated handcrafted potato vodka.
The Stanton Social was designed by James Beard award winning team AvroKo to create a “jewel” of a restaurant, conjuring up their favorite dishes and by paying homage to the LES garment industry past with innovative design. The three-level space features a thirty-foot glowing, herringbone-patterned wine wall displaying over 2,000 bottles of wine. From the fringe-covered walls, fine lizard skin banquettes, hat box lampshades, and belt strapped pillows, The Stanton Social tips its hat to the luxury and glamour found in the textiles and fashions of the 1940’s.