Stepping off Mizner Park’s boulevard into Jazziz Nightlife’s champagne bar, guests were handed flutes of Perrier-Jouet by lovely black-dressed greeters (Walmart, listen up!). Canapés of caviar or foie gras were offered from trays by circulating servers. Stations throughout the lavish Boca Raton club invited delectable nibbles of filet mignon, icy oysters or French saucisson – not to mention the profiterole pastries and snicker-doodles – whipped up by Executive Chef Justin Flit. Heady libations with names like Surviving the Old East or Bird in the Palm poured from other oases, and resident mixologist Luke Tullos performed a concoction of the sweet, smoke-and-scotch infused Straights & Channels. The sound system was characteristically impeccable and the music never stopped as smooth vocalist-pianist Laurence Elder alternated with Pangea, a funky-slick band with three vocalists. Dancing erupted.
It was the private party for over 500 hosted by impresario brothers Michael and Steven Fagien to inaugurate the second season of their jazz club-that’s-more-than-a-jazz club. The spare-little-expense shindig bodes well for the new season, which hits a high note with four performances Monday and Tuesday by Grammy-winning vocalist Diane Schuur. For more info: jazziznightlife.com
– Greg Carannante