Scenes from Last Night: A SAVEUR Party at Lupulo

Last night, we threw a big, warm SAVEUR party to toast our editor-in-chief Adam Sachs and our shiny new March issue, and we enlisted some of our favorite chefs, writers, and food people to celebrate with us.

Guests were treated to a sneak peek of George Mendes' soon-to-open Portuguese restaurant, Lupulo. Mendes and his team plied us with salt cod croquettes, oysters with piri piri sauce, seemingly endless platters of Ibérico ham, and warm peel-and-eat shrimp. Our glasses stayed full all night with Portuguese wine and the night's signature cocktail, the @sachsmo, a Portuguese riff on Adam's beloved Manhattan. Thanks to Lupulo, Wines of Portugal, and Wild Turkey Bourbon for keeping us full and happy and slightly buzzed.

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A Celebration Of The New SAVEUR

Oysters on ice: arguably the best way to start any party.Larry Busacca/Getty Images
poultry liver crostini

A Celebration Of The New SAVEUR

Poultry liver crostini, with a side of our March issue.Larry Busacca/Getty Images
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A Celebration Of The New SAVEUR

The menu was stacked: Portuguese wine, lots of beer, signature cocktails, and snacks.Larry Busacca/Getty Images

A Celebration Of The New SAVEUR

Lupulo chef George Mendes kept partygoers, like Andrew Carmellini (sipping wine), well fed.Larry Busacca/Getty Images
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A Celebration Of The New SAVEUR

Editor-in-chief Adam Sachs addresses the party while holding his eponymous cocktail, the @sachsmo. And all his jokes landed! A good omen for what's to come.Larry Busacca/Getty Images
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A Celebration Of The New SAVEUR

Gail Simmons, George Mendes, Adam Sachs, and Tom Colicchio.Larry Busacca/Getty Images

A Celebration Of The New SAVEUR

Adam Sachs with George Mendes, SAVEUR publisher Kristin Cohen, and Eric Zinczenko, executive vice president of Bonnier Corporation.Larry Busacca/Getty Images

A Celebration Of The New SAVEUR

Adam vs. Adam: Our fearless leader with Bon Appétit's editor-in-chief, Adam Rapoport.Larry Busacca/Getty Images

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We ate the whole thing. (Really.)Larry Busacca/Getty Images

A Celebration Of The New SAVEUR

The brothers Sussman: Eli and Max, coauthors of the forthcoming Classic Recipes for Modern People (Olive Press).Larry Busacca/Getty Images

A Celebration Of The New SAVEUR

Chefs from around the city turned out to celebrate. Here, host George Mendes is joined by Andrew Carmellini and Marcus Samuelsson.Larry Busacca/Getty Images