Haute Living celebrated the newly launched Chicago edition with an exclusive dinner party feting cover star Javier Baez at Sunda restaurant. The evening took place on Javier Baez Day–a city-wide recognition of the Cubs’ infielder’s contributions to the local community–and directly following a street naming ceremony in Baez’s honor.
Upon arrival, guests convened in a private event space where they enjoyed cocktails by Johnnie Walker Black Label or sipped the brand’s Blue Label while browsing a selection of watches from Hublot and Geneva Seal. Dinner followed, featuring a selection of Sunda’s signature dishes including its Lemongrass Beef Lollipops, Lobster Wagyu Sushi Roll, Crispy Rice Spicy Tuna, and Sea Bass Sinigang.
The night capped off with a toast to Baez given by Haute Living publisher Seth Semilof, Among the attendees who enjoyed the night’s festivities were Baez’s close family and longtime girlfriend, Irmarie Marquez, LA Dodgers star Andrew Toles, Senator Iris Martinez, Hublot North America president Jean Francois Sberro, and Geneva Seal’s Alex Kats.
Photography by Ryan Bennett.