Sultry Summer… and Secret Locations

2008 Rammy Award Winner, Chef Todd Gray delighted those of us who made it out for a ‘Sultry Summer Evening’ at Equinox – the restaurant, not the fitness center! – last night for palate teasers and ice cocktails.

I couldn’t believe how close it was to my old office building (Farragut West), yet I had never been there! Chef Gray and the sinPR girls are spicing it up and enticing a fashionable younger set to enjoy the lux dishes, libations…and location.

Meanwhile, Katherine Kennedy was hosting a fundraiser for Tom’s Shoes at the City Tavern Club last night. For every pair of shoes purchased, Tom’s Shoes gives a pair to a child in need in an underprivileged country. That’s pretty cool… and I’m sure the party was, too.

But I was waiting eagerly to find out from Latin Concepts where to go for their Secret Location party (though I guessed it would be Mate!!). Everyone converged on the chic spot for sushi, saki, and a serious good time.

On tap for Thursday? SmashBash with the Kastles and Madisons (also an opportunity to benefit Fashion Fights Poverty!), handshakes with Councilman Evans at the Rookery, and some much deserved appreciation for one of my fav photogs, Pat Ryan (that’s his picture above).