Without question, Eleven Madison Park is the place to see and be seen on Derby day in New York City.
For the past seven years, the three-Michelin-star-restaurant has been hosting a celebration with live music, a spread of fresh shellfish, chef Daniel Humm's famous fried chicken, and perfectly executed mint juleps, among other bites and delights.Neil Patrick Harris did the dress code proud with a pincord suit and bowler hat.
In-the-know guests made a beeline for the back of the restaurant, where an extensive raw bar awaited.
The EMP staff kept a constant watch on the shellfish supply. The bar never ran out of briny bounty.
Multiple bar stations churned out refreshing Woodford Reserve bourbon cocktails.
Chef Daniel Humm and his team prepared a menu of fried chicken and waffles, hot browns, deviled eggs, corn dog fritters, and more.
Prizes were awarded to the event's best-dressed guests, but everyone was styled to the nines.
Three bands kept the live music pumping from 3 pm until the last oyster had been shucked.
Many of the fascinators and hats worn for the event were from The Hat Shop in Soho.
All eyes were on the restaurant's big screen for the greatest two minutes in sports.
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