Thursday, July 30, 2009

Nespresso's CitiZ Launch and Tasting Event

Nespresso CitiZ light show

Nespresso CitiZ tent at Sur La Table

Nespresso CitiZ hostesses in custom-made attire

Nikki Cascone's Buttermilk Pound Cake - Nespresso (Ristretto) Pudding

Making Nespresso CitiZ t-shirts

On Thursday, July 30th, Nespresso held a launch party for the company’s latest line, CitiZ, in the tent at Sur La Table Soho. Artful attention was paid to create a sleek “’retro modern’” design inspired by Chicago in the 1930s and 40s for the line of coffee makers. Celebrity chefs Nikki Cascone (season 4 of Top Chef), Harold Dieterle (season 1 Top Chef winner), and Christopher Lee (Top Chef Masters) celebrated the launch by serving tantalizing dishes inspired and infused by Nespresso. Cascone, the chef and Co-owner of 24 Prince, created a delicious and decadent buttermilk pound cake with (Nespresso Ristretto) pudding. Dieterle, the Co-owner of Perilla, cooked spicy lamb meatballs enrobed with mint and Nespresso (indriya)- massaman curry. While a Nespresso (volluto) crusted foie gras torchon served with wild strawberries and chocolate balsamic reduction was the masterpiece that the executive chef at Aureole, Christopher Lee, composed.

Those in attendance helped mark the occasion by sipping espresso martinis and nibbling on gourmet cotton candy made with Nespresso (livanto) candy floss, yoghurt powder, orange anise pearls, smoked cinnamon, and crystallized tarragon. If you couldn’t be there, visit one of Nespresso’s newest stores and get your hands on the CitiZ range to start your mornings and evenings with something heavenly.

- Alyssa D'Alessandro

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