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Emma Quinlan and Gary Kavanagh

New Dublin bar and nightclub Wilde boomed last Thursday night as the hotly anticipated venue was officially launched after much hype, which has had the Dublin social scene buzzing for the last couple of months. Inspired and directed by impresario and leading talent agent, Julian Benson, VIP guests were treated to an extravagant black and gold themed party to match the luxurious interior of the new venue.

Billed as the party of the summer, Wilde certainly did not disappoint. The sound of beating drums, fire eaters, stilt walkers, snake charmers and dancers greeted guests upon arrival. Absolut cocktails flowed all night, with Berry Mojitos and Mango & Apple Martini’s being the favourites! Wilde spoiled their guests with exclusive catering from Ali Davis, who flew in celebratory chef Kristen Zschokke to give their guests delicious, decadent, food.

In keeping with the black and gold theme, the lucky guests were treated to array of exquisitely prepared bites, from golden chicken popcorn served in mini gold boxes, to black Nigella seed encrusted Tuna lollipop’s, with mini rosewater strawberry meringues, and gold dust and black chocolate macaroons satisfying the sweet tooth’s.

Commenting on the opening, Director & Curator of Wilde, Julian Benson said, “It was my vision to create a new, dynamic and cosmopolitan venue that Dublin could be proud of, showcasing a diverse range of entertainment for all and I am absolutely thrilled with how it has turned out.”

Wilde is situated in the heart of Dublin’s fashion district on Wicklow Street, nestled between Weir’s Jewellers and Brown Thomas on one of the hippest streets in Dublin 2.

Guests on the night included: Gavin Friday, Brian Kennedy, Sinead Desmond, Alan Hughes, Maria Fusco, Cian Healy, Jamie Heaslip, Holly Carpenter, Derrick Carberry, Brendan Courtney and Gary Kavanagh.

For social snaps from the party, click on the gallery below.

Pics courtesy of Brian McEvoy.

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