On Friday, November 10, Atlantis Paradise Island, Bahamas, celebrated the grand opening of Michelin-star chef Michael White’s Paranza at The Cove.
Guests in attendance included fashion icons Georgina Chapman of Marchesa, designer Cynthia Rowley and supermodel Alex Lundqvist.
Actors Adrien Brody, Tony Danza, Marcia Gay Harden and Nico Tortorella also jetted to the Bahamas by private plane to toast the big event.
Upon arrival, guests like Katie Couric entered a winding walkway that lead to the patio, which sits underneath a wooden pergola.
They enjoyed pre-dinner cocktails before joining Chef White in the dining room designed by award-winning design studio Jeffrey Beers International.
The expansive outdoor patio unfolds into the main dining space, featuring a color palette of earthy hues like cerused oak, smoky blues and bright cognacs.
The restaurant is inspired by both the Bahamas’ gorgeous vibrant azure waters and white sand beaches and Italy’s breathtaking coastline and refined communities.
Striking fixtures include hand-blown blue glass, custom lighting, oversized antique mirrors framed in iron arches and gold seashell accents.
The special evening attracted a very fashionable crowd.
Supermodel Alex Lundqvist looked handsome in a blue linen jacket with black slacks, while his wife Keytt stunned in a blue and green printed jumpsuit.
Joining the power couple were Nico Tortorella with his wife Bethany Meyers.
Nico stayed true to his unique style wearing bold printed pants and a white shirt, while carrying their 8-month old baby in a chest baby wrap. Bethany wore a black top boasting a flower and a fitted purple skirt.
Marcia Gay Harden flashed some cleavage in a black off-the-shoulder top paired with an ankle-length floral skirt.
The award-winning actress accessorized with coordinating red earrings and black high heel sandals.
Like mother like daughter: Cynthia Rowley and Kit Clementine Keenan wore feminine and flirty ensembles.
Former Bachelor star Kit looked divine in a silk crop top and shorts, while her mom donned a printed dress boasting a high-low hem for her current collection.
Jennifer Esposito stood out from the crowd in a bright green suit.
The Summer of Sam actress teamed the set with a white net shirt and accessorized with a statement-making gold necklace.
And it wasn’t just the gals that dressed to impress.
Glee star Nolan Gerard Funk and actor Ryan Cooper opted for black and white looks, while Pitch Perfect star Skylar Astin channeled the tropics in a botanical-print shirt.
Paranza means “small fishing boat” in Italian.
The fine dining experience offers innovative Italian regional cuisine.
The restaurant marks another milestone in Atlantis’ 25th anniversary this year, as Chef White joins Nobu Matsuhisa (Nobu) and José Andrés (Fish) in making Atlantis the only resort destination in the Caribbean with three Michelin star-rated chef concepts.
‘Paranza at Atlantis Paradise Island is the most important opening in my culinary career since Marea,’ said Chef Michael White.
White is an accomplished chef awarded both James Beard and Michelin honors.
He has garnered critically acclaimed success for his culinary achievements, including the popular restaurants Ai Fiori, Osteria Morini, and Marea, which The New York Times gave a glowing three-star review.
At Paranza, Chef White’s menu spotlights delicious house-made pastas, an abundance of seafood (including red snapper, caviar, and octopus), and his modern take on Italian classics, offering something for everyone.
‘Paranza offers an opportunity for me to express my passion for the delicate intricacies of coastal Italian cuisine while exploring new flavors and tastes of the region,’ he shared.
‘Expanding into the Bahamas and becoming part of the culinary landscape of Atlantis Paradise Island is simply an opportunity of a lifetime.’