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IMG_0112The next Good Ones party was at Stella in the South End. Theme: “Elegant Aquarium” – wear your most tropical, underwater inspired colors. Come casual or fancy – just have fun, bring your own sense of style, and prepare to brighten the room with your presence.

IMG_0048The party was located in the back room at the restaurant – a very different vibe at this party. The scene: lighhearted fun, a guy in a scuba outfit (tank and all!), a mermaid, dudes dressed in their finest Nantucket reds, a balloon extraordinaire outfitting guests, free flowing drinks and lots of laughter.

IMG_0043Music and lighting by Team Sayles, meet Julian!

IMG_0099The talented Mark Penta – back at his caricatures!

IMG_0103Taza chocolate was a sponsor of the event – love their chocolate!

IMG_0106The charity component: Ticket sales go directly towards the costs of event operation and to raising awareness for Vitamin Angels 501(c)(3). For 20 years, Vitamin Angels has been helping at-risk populations in need (specifically pregnant women, new mothers, and children under five), gain access to lifesaving and life changing vitamins and minerals.

IMG_0086JB Morris of Not Kosher Blog and wife Ariana.

IMG_0047Snap infusion super candy

IMG_0046Hint water

IMG_0061Our wonderful hostess, Carolyn, super stylish – per usual.

IMG_0060Balloons Extraordinaire at work!

IMG_0069Miss Bulgarka wearing local designer Akmaral Design

IMG_0110Bacon popcorn by Corn and Co.

IMG_0022Kylee Anderson worked with Ensan Wong for this battle.

IMG_0024Kylee and Ensan’s dumplings…

IMG_0038Current Champion Chef Brendan Andrew Burke and Tico Huynh (Big Night Entertainment Group) worked with the ingredient selection from Chef Michael Scelfo – owner of Alden and Harlow:

Rice flour, sweet potato, turnip, garlic, ginger, fish sauce, rye flour, apples, pancetta, eggs and chestnuts

IMG_0062Brendan and Tico’s dumplings.

IMG_0066Newton Native, and Paris-Trained Chef Ensan Wong of Liquid Art House (opening soon) worked with the ingredient selection of Executive Chef Karen Akunowicz of Myers and Chang (oooh! Did you catch her on Beat Bobby Flay?!?!):

Lamb, shiitake mushrooms, black vinegar, sunchoke, rice flour, quail eggs, harissa, opal basil, cumin, almonds and mint

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Ensan and Kylee’s dumpling.

IMG_0077Are you drooling yet?

IMG_0092Ensan and Kylee’s mushroom dumpling served in broth with sour cream.

IMG_0094Chef Brendan and Tico’s chestnut dessert dumplings.

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Simple but elegant plating.

IMG_0072Kayla Harrity from NESN’s Wicked Bites.

Another great party – The Good Ones never disappoint! Can’t wait to see what they come up with next!

http://thegoodones.co/

Stella

1525 Washington Street, Boston, MA

http://www.bostonstella.com/

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