Last night saw a dashing crowd attend En Japanese Brasserie‘s fund raiser in lieu of the recent Japanese earthquake. Gracious owners Reika and Jesse Alexander kept guests delightfully well fed (in this author’s case a bit too delightfully) with some of their signature dishes and drinks (if I can make a suggestion at this junction- run to En Japanese Brasserie as soon as the ‘yummy’ itch begins).
Joining them were lifestyles personality and attache Martha Stewart (who looked rather dapper and sterling) as well as the dandy Wynton Marsalis who simply wowed the pants off guests with some of the best jazz in town (he is just sheer genius).
Sitting front row was screen actress Hillary Swank who like most of us was simply mesmerized by Mr Marsalis’s gifts. Guests went on to silently bid for donated items while nibbling devouring the delicacies of master Chef Hiroki Abe. Was that really beef tongue that I kept running back for?
Other guests of note who attended: Zac Posen, Terence Koh, Michael Stipe, Waris Ahluwalia, and the usual eye candy that helps us reach deep into our pockets for the afflicted people of Japan.