Super Bowl Sunday Soiree At The Plaza

by STEPHANIE WEI · February 2, 2009

[Photo by PMc]

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While the Plaza's Oak Room is not the most obvious venue for a Super Bowl Party, it manifested as a delightful departure from the typical beer guzzling, guacamole shoveling, testosterone-packed fete.  Peggy Siegel's Super Bowl Party, (perhaps more appropriately dubbed Super Bowl Soiree), mingled NYC's media and literary elite with storied hosts Terry McDonnel of Sports Illustrated, Dan Abrams, Ken Auletta, Bartle Bull, Lewis Lapham, Ron Deslesner, Charlie Rose, Stephen Gaghan, Morgan Entrekin, Larry Gagosian, Steve Kroft, Jeffrey Leeds, David Michaelis, Andrew Serwer, Harry Smith, Gay Talese, Roger Waters and David Zinczenko.

I had an amazing time with Ashley Simko, Andrew Cedotal, Rachelle Hruska, Alison Skodol and Rachel Sklar, just to name a few; not to mention many of the creme de la creme of the media. We dined to an endless buffet, helping ourselves to oysters and samosas, and enjoyed a top shelf open bar.

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It was a family gathering as well, with parents and their precious toddlers peppered throughout the guest list. Our favorite shutterbug, the always cheery Patrick McMullan snapped away photos of the guests enjoying arguably the most exciting Super Bowl game in history. Just before halftime, the crowd began to migrate to the main room where we were handed a pair of 3D glasses so that we could experience the full effect of Dreamworks' "Monsters Vs. Aliens" 3D Super Bowl Commercial. A pleasant addition to the evening!

We cheered and jeered for the rest of the game, hardly noticing the early exits of many guests. I wasn't partial to either the Cardinals or the Steelers (except I'm still bitter about the Seahawks losing to them in '06). I just wanted to see a good game and indeed it was! It doesn't get more exciting when the outcome of a Super Bowl, or any sporting match for that matter, is decided in the final minute.

I have to hand it to Peggy Siegal and the hosts for throwing an unforgettable Super Bowl Party; at the Plaza, no less!

Stay tuned for Rachelle's write up with PMc pictures later today!