Last night The One and I braved Arctic winds to go to the book party for the bad boy of the pastry world Johnny Iuzzini. His tome, Dessert FourPlay: Sweet Quartets from a Four-Star Pastry Chef, which hit bookstores at the end of December, was co-authored by the lionized writer and former book editor, Roy Finamore, and all three were being seriously feted.
You have to understand something about me: when it comes to chic-beautiful-people parties, you’ll usually find me in the corner, hugging myself as I rock back and forth with a glazed look in my eyes. Blame it on flashbacks of high school prom, unsuccessful therapy, or poor socialization skills, but these kind of parties aren’t my thing. I like intimate. I like quiet. I like to be in control. So the moment we turned the corner onto King St. and looked at the crowd jammed into Jacques Torres’ Chocolate Factory, where the party was held, for a millisecond I considered bolting and being a no-show. Read more »