Serendipity Parties: Pleasantly Unexpected Ideas for Entertaining
Written by Stephen Bruce and Sarah Key, Photographed by Liz Steger, Illustrated by Seymour Chwast
Everyone comes together at Serendipity—Hollywood stars, young trendsetters, and families from all over the world. With its dessert-loaded menu, fun decor, and carefree vibe, this is the place to celebrate a birthday—or any occasion that calls for lots of chocolate. Here, the impish impresario Stephen Bruce, like a modern-day Willy Wonka, has created a candy-colored wonderland where all feel welcome and even the host has a great time. Now, Serendipity Parties brings the restaurant’s madcap sense of hospitality home. Whether it’s for a birthday, the holidays, or a summer poolside soiree, this book has a party plan for you. Offbeat decor tips, must-have music playlists, and hilarious anecdotal sidebars accompany delicious recipes that reflect Serendipity’s over-the-top style. Maybe you’d like to throw a Frozzzen Hot Chocolate shindig, where guests can customize their drinks. Or for Halloween you might host a séance, serving miniature Lemon Icebox Pies (Andy Warhol’s favorite dish from the restaurant) and Peanut Butter and Banana Crostini (in honor of Elvis). For Valentine’s, tempt guests with a big pot of chocolate fondue, complete with a selection of different dippers. Perfect for families, the book is also ideal for beginning hosts and hostesses looking to develop their own easy and exciting style of entertaining. With Serendipity Parties, you’ll always have a reason to party.
About The Author
Stephen Bruce is one of the three founding princes of Serendipity 3. Begun in 1954, Serendipity was one of the first restaurants in the country to turn dining into a theatrical experience, to create an ambience as fun as the food that was served. Located in one of New York’s toniest East Side neighborhoods, this dessert emporium fills two floors of a historic townhouse