Hollyoaks stars were among the celebrities treated to a stylish soundtrack served up by Greg Wilson at the launch of Liverpool’s NYL restaurant.
Set within the surroundings of the former Royal Insurance Building on North John Street, the team behind NYL (New York Liverpool) invited guests to the official opening of the New York-inspired restaurant and bar.
Among the crowd were Hollyoaks stars Jennifer Metcalfe, Mandip Gill, Jessica Ellis, James Sutton. Alex Fletcher and Stephanie Davis.
They enjoyed food by executive head chef Robert Scott and a selection of cocktails.
He said: “What a night! It was great to see so many faces and get some incredible feedback from the menu.
“NYL has been inspired by the melting pot of food, culture and people found in New York and there was certainly an atmosphere to match any New York restaurant and bar at the launch.”
The restaurant opened at the end of October last year.
What they ate
Dishes included monkfish with serrano ham, curried cous cous, pickled pink onions, crispy chorizo and black olive, seafood pasta and ‘superfood salad
Devils on horseback and Manhattan clam chowder were also served up
The savoury selection was followed by desserts such as Oreo cheesecake and the simply-named ‘Chocolate’ – white chocolate and macadamia nut blondie, peanut butter frosting and popping candy
What they listened to
Guests were treated to a set from mash-up covers band JC and The Two-Steps, before Greg Wilson took to the decks for an after-dinner DJ-set.
The Grade II listed building was restored to its former glory with the addition of stylish lighting, a sophisticated marble top bar, leather banquettes and the exclusive Mezzanine bar, which offers close up views of the intricately moulded ceiling.
Andrew Kendrick, general manager at Aloft Liverpool and NYL, said: “We are set in one of the most iconic buildings in Liverpool and my ambition is to make NYL a real destination both in the city, and in the North West.”
Who else is a fan?
Earlier this week, former Hollyoaks actress Gemma Merna and TOWIE’s Sam Faiers dined at NYL at Aloft hotel.