Harriette Rose Katz’s The Chosen Few’s Third Anniversary Cocktail Reception at Second

Trisha Stern, Claudia Warner, Harriette Rose Katz, ?, ?, Melissa Rosenbloom The Chosen Few's Third Anniversary Hosted by Harriette Rose Katz Second, NYC July 11, 2017 ©Patrick McMullan photo - Patrick McMullan/PMC
Trisha Stern, Claudia Warner, Harriette Rose Katz, ?, ?, Melissa Rosenbloom The Chosen Few's Third Anniversary Hosted by Harriette Rose Katz Second, NYC July 11, 2017 ©Patrick McMullan photo - Patrick McMullan/PMC

We attended an elegant and well-produced event of Harriette Rose Katz’s own making: The Chosen Few’s third anniversary at Second in NYC.

The ultimate mid-NYFWM break isn’t a champagne toast uptown or a pizza downtown. No, we made our way over to The Chosen Few fete, to surely the smoothest and by far the most beautiful event in the city this week: The Chosen Few induction event. There’s a reason for it: The Chosen Few, assembled by events guru Harriette Rose Katz of Gourmet Advisory, represents the absolute best in event design and planning – in Katz’s many years of service to the industry. The organizations include tent-builders, dessert makers, lighting designers… the list goes on. For 2017, The Chosen Few has inducted only two new entrants: Sandra de Ovando of Ovando and Marianne Cordillo of Cupa Cabana Espresso & Coffee Catering. Ovando’s work was on site: she has created fabulous floral designs for many years for the likes of Hermes, Donna Karan, the US Open and many more. The Cupa Cabana Espresso & Coffee Catering is the northeast’s premier mobile espresso and coffee catering company.

Other Chosen Few organizations and individuals (all by invite-only) include Abigail Kirsch, Alpine Creative Group, Cupa Cabana, CxRA, DeJuan Stroud, Diana Gould LTD., Element Music, Fancy That, Frank Alexander, and more.

The scene was extraordinary: hosted at Second by Chef Laurent Tourondel, the full bar with the best staff ever was accompanied by a Peking Duck Station, a full sushi bar and seafood selections including Oysters and Alaskan Crab Claws. The event also featured a Photo Booth and live music by a lively band!

We chatted briefly with Sandra de Ovando who was candid and charming, speaking enthusiastically on the challenges of floral design: “It’s about being fantastic and lively. Flowers bring spaces to life.”

Katz celebrated the success of three years of The Chosen Few by mentioning a major corporate event opportunity emerging in the year. All the best to the finest in events industry!
The Chosen Few at www.HRKChosenFew.com
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