Luminaries in the fine arts, film, media and entertainment world including New York-based artist Mickalene Thomas, fashion stylist Vashtie Kola, President of the Center for the Advancement of Women Faye Wattleton, Grammy-winning recording artist Estelle and supermodel Liya Kebede, gathered in SoHo for a dinner hosted by fashion event organizer Bevy Smith (pictured left) in honor of the launch of Belvedere Black Raspberry.  “This is the most exciting new flavor launch within the super premium vodka market in many years,” say Belvedere’s Master Distiller, Claire Smith.  

After Belvedere Black Raspberry cocktails and hors d’oeuvres were served, guests were treated to an intricate 3 course dinner of reinvented American classics including ‘mac n’ cheese’ and the ‘reuben,’ all paired with corresponding Belvedere cocktails.  After dinner, fashions finest danced until the wee hours to tunes spun by record producer Questlove.