Tasting “Football & Fashion Gifting Suite After Party” @ Butter
Wednesday April 25th, 2012
Hosted by : Ramses Barden of Super Bowl Champion New York Giants
Butter hosts Gotham’s most influential tastemakers and industry game-changers as NFL Draft Week activities merge sports and entertainment under the bright lights of The Big Apple. Fresh from the Art of Luxury Gifting Suite celebrity NFL host, A-List attendees will mingle and unwind for one last celebration before NFL’s new class of rookies get drafted into the NFL tomorrow
* Peanut…peanut butter… and jelly.
Here’s what our “Tasters” thought. Click the Names to find out more about them.
earlyBIRD : Day 2 of the NFL Draft parties was a lot more toned down than the constant mingling of the Audi hosted event. I got here at 7 sharp and many photographers were still setting up the photo runway for possible “celebrities.” I basically just waltzed right in and made my way into the basement lounge of Butter.
Virgin: We’re not as so bold as earlyBIRD so we actually looked for some hosts running the events and asks for some information about the guest lists and whatnot. They were surprisingly really kind and chill with the whole situation. We gave our names and they couldn’t find them at first. The girl said, well if you’re here asking me, I’m guessing you’re not trying to con me. So she let right through. How sweet.
SWIRL: Yay for honesty!
Virgin: The party tonight was in the basement of the Butter Restaurant and we made our way down the skinny staircase to the party.
earlyBIRD : The place was pretty barren when we got there. Some other guests had already taken some tables but the entire dance floor was almost empty.
We got some drinks by some very kind Grey Goose girls but after awhile, they were just standing around waiting for more people to arrive. If you looked closely at the drinks, some of them were really losing color because of the melted ice.
I actually tried the Cherry Noir this time and wow, those bartenders are really heavy handed. Wasn’t really a fan of it though because it reminded me of cough medicine.
SWIRL: The DJ was already set up and spinning your classic go to-s for party songs. Heard everyone from Pink to Rhianna. Can’t complain cuz it’s not like there was anything really terrible being spun. Just too early for any dancing.
virGIN: The layout at Butter really lends itself to either having a drink with some friends at your own table or being out on the dance floor. And the dance floor really takes up a lot of space down here. The tables were really very comfortable though and it was funny to see people sit and and basically never get back up.
earlyBIRD : Sure enough as the night went on the crowd had finally decided to arrive. At that point the open bar was finished and we were all feeling pretty thirsty. And cheap. I guess we weren’t the only ones feeling this way because service at the bar died down for a good hot minute.
We sat around being pretty anti-social and for some reason felt a little out of place. I did spot Mr. New Jersey again though.
virGIN: Another thing I noticed was because the bar is immediately at the entrance, things become kind of crowded if it’s busy. Nothing too bad tonight but maybe on another occasion this could get a little annoying. I did like the fake fireplace in the back though before the hallway to the bathrooms.
SWIRL: I saw some girls beginning to get their thing going but we were all ready to leave at that point. Maybe next time.
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