All dressed to the nines, guests gathered in the decadent Spanish Suite at the CLIFT Hotel on Tuesday, August 26 for 7x7’s annual Style Council soiree. This year’s chosen style elite were honored for their fashion savvy and contributions to the industry. Guests sipped Bombay Sapphire gin, Wattle Creek wine and SmartWater while hobnobbing with the crème de la crème.
photography by Maayan Ben-Artzi
1. Poke your eye out
Forget about the same old baking and hot dog eating contests. The western addition Hawaiian restaurant, Hukilau, puts a contemporary twist on the food festival with a poke (diced, raw fish salad) preparing competition and a Spam musubi eating contest. Join the big Kahunas and get your own taste of the tropics from noon to 8 p.m. on September 6.
2. Elbow your way in
They call it Slow Food, but let me tell you that some of the biggest lines are at the drinks tables. Of all the sections, though, I have to give the nod for the beer pavilion as the best of them all. Why? Not just because it's the quickest service, but because of the diversity and breadth of the selection. The beer pavilion is divided into three bars, each representing a method of beer delivery: bottle, cask, and draught (below).
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