Oh, What A Night

| February 23, 2012 | Parties National

A Restaurant knows how to put on a posh party for the notable Newport Beach crowd, and its New Year’s Eve soirĂ©e was no different. Chef Jon Blackford prepared a sumptuous six-course spread—the roasted chestnut soup was a hit—and sommelier Steven Ackad provided vino pairings aplenty for guests, who later packed the bar and danced the night away to music from the local guys of All Star Trio (led by Dominic Tucci) and tunes spun by DJ C Los. As 2011 drew to a close, Steele Platt, Craig and Traci Medici, and 120 of their closest friends and neighbors said a fond farewell to the year behind and a welcome hello to 2012 with a Champagne toast at midnight. But have no fear: This party kept on rockin’ till the wee hours of the bright, new day. Photos by John Rinek


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