A Haven For A Maven

Posted by Maryanne Salvat On July - 13 - 2011


Chef Todd Erickson and Tara Solomon

Chef Todd Erickson and Tara Solomon

Queen of the Night turned PR Maven, Tara Solomon held an “intimate” birthday cocktail party at the sleek, shiny-new Haven gastro-lounge on Saturday, July 2. The party was elegant, stylish and fabulous, (to sum it up in three words) much like the birthday girl herself, who hand-picked her exclusive A-list guest list (and their +1 or 10).  The 100 or so guests filled the high-tech South Beach hotspot to fete Solomon and enjoy bites by rising star and cutie pie, executive chef Todd Erickson, and molecular mixology (think delicious, drinkable chemistry experiment) by Haven’s friendly bar staff. Guests “oohed and ahhed” during the custom-designed photo retrospective – spanning over 30 years of Solomon’s reign– that was displayed on Haven’s digital wrap-around walls- kind of like an Imax slide show. An array of shots showcased Solomon’s past and present, alongside famed faces such as legendary Salsa singer, Celia Cruz, fashion prodigy Esteban Cortazar and many of the VIPs at the party.  Notables in attendance included TARA, Ink. co-principal, and fiancée extraordinaire, Nick D’Annunzio; owner of Haven South Beach Mike Boles; filmmaker Alfred Spellman; reality television personalities Ariel Stein and Michael Cohen; Jose Ortiz; photographer Iran Issa-Kahn; photographer Seth Browarnik and wife Melissa Katz; international Diva and personality, James Davis a.k.a. Elaine Lancaster; South Beach plastic surgeon Dr. Leonard Tachmes; socialites Hello Campos, Vivianne Kurzweil, Dana Shear and Laura Buccellati to name a few. Happy Birthday Tara- long may you reign!

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