The Plaza Hotel Brings Back Truman Capote's Black And White Party

by Guest of A Guest · February 2, 2024

    Break out your chicest ballgown and masquerade mask... 

    The new FX show about Truman Capote and his flight of swans have you feeling particularly posh? Why not return to the scene of the great social climber's most glamorous moment and recreate his "Party Of The Century"?

    Through February 13th, The Plaza's Champagne Bar is revisiting the carefully chosen midnight menu served at Capote's infamous Black and White Ball. 

    Dig into Capote's favorite Chicken Hash, with crispy potato, béchamel, poached egg and hollandaise sauce, for $65, or The Swans Spaghetti and Meatballs for $55.

    Though on paper the party was thrown by Capote in honor of Katharine Graham, publisher of The Washington Post - it would be in bad taste after all to technically throw something for oneself - the grand affair was in truth just a veiled celebration of the author's fame and financial success. 

    The party cost $16,000 back in 1966 - the equivalent of $150,000 today. For those looking to similarly brandish their net worth in public, The Plaza is selling the exact vintage bottles of Tattinger Champagne served at the soirée... for $16,000. Don't see the value? It's buy-one-get-one-night-in-The-Grand-Penthouse-Suite-free, so...

    [Photos courtesy The Plaza]