A rooftop BBq at 535 W23rd st.- Aaron Adler for New York Observer

Above It All: This NYC Chef Specializes in Rooftop Dinner Parties

Rooftop Chef officially launched last month with dinner for 30 atop the Tate. Candles flickered. Wine flowed. The stilettos were out in force: Blahnik, Louboutin, Choo. Guests, including Vanity Fair creative development editor David Friend and Hana Nitsche, the Czech model and on-again-off-again girlfriend of Russell Simmons, sat under a pergola, eating crostini, PEI mussels, red and yellow grape tomato salad. The genial Mr. Coli in pristine chefs’ whites grilled lamb chops and hangar steaks.

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