2022 marked the 46th year of the Doubles Club Christmas Luncheon Celebration at the club’s home in The Sherry-Netherland on Fifth Avenue. Beginning on Wednesday, November 30th running through Friday, December 9th, Wendy Carduner, Doubles’ Chairman, welcomed literally thousands of members and their friends over the ten day period.
The number astounds, but Doubles’ Chef Steve Mellina and his amazing staff prepare a different luncheon every day. Aside from the club’s natural welcoming comforts, the chef’s creations are the ultimate allure: delicious, sumptuous and YUM!
The week’s favorites included the Glazed Salmon with Basmati Quinoa, the Chicken Francaise and the Costa Rican Bass with Sautéed Artichoke. Then of course center stage automatically became the glorious, I-couldn’t-help-myself 15’ dessert buffet set for temptation on the Doubles dance floor in the main dining room.
Did everyone have fun? What do you think? Yum again! Among those enjoying the festivities were Debbie Bancroft, Geoffrey Bradfield, Robyn Joseph, Kate Davis, Marie Nugent Head, Holly Hunt,Deborah Norville, Jill Roosevelt, Neda Navab, Vanessa Noel, Mona AboelnagaKanan, Tommy Tune, Fran Weisler, Joanie Schnitzer, Karen LeFrak, Sharon Bush, Christine Schwarzman, Muffie Murray, Angela Clofine, Noel Momsen, Paige Rustum, Allison Aston, Leslie Heaney, Nicole Pickett, Sharon Bush, Michael Lorber, Dennis Basso and hundreds more.
Photographs by Jill Nelson and John Sanderson/AnnieWatt.com