Set in Capitale, a former bank vault with an electric history, the Casino Royale-themed event brought the beautiful people of New York out to play. Dressed in gowns, sequins, bow-ties and James Bond-like costumes, partygoers were greeted by gold-painted, lingerie-clad girls serving martinis (shaken, not stirred) and sexy appetizers from Stimler's restaurant, Jezebel. Guests were seen using the 007 ice sculpture as a backdrop for pictures; and while the top tier bottle service provided at the event was delivered only to tables and VIP rooms, other guests sampled shots from Alcatran Tequila.
A live symphony orchestra performed songs alongside several glittering singers, gamblers played on the gaming tables, trying their luck at craps, roulette and blackjack and a few lucky attendees had their fortunes read by the sultry tarot card reader. Later in the evening DJ Antonio de Angelis of Pacha Ibiza entertained the late-night crowd with beats that went until 4 am. Stimler also celebrated his birthday that evening, with a curvy-figured cake delivered by the golden ladies and a personal burlesque performer. Twenty percent of the ticket sales went to the Tunnel of Towers in support of Hurricane Sandy relief efforts.
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