Photos By: Patrick McMullan

Zach Erdem

Alisa Roever With Cynthia Ott And Lucia Hwong Gordon

AVENUE on the Beach, published by AVENUE Magazine in June, July and August, hosted a Summer 2016 kick-off party at Southampton’s new Japanese fusion restaurant Kozu. The event, hosted by AVENUE President Randi Schatz, featured DJ Super Dave from Allen Dalton Entertainment Group, and guests enjoyed wine and champagne from VieVite, vodka from Mamont, and a pop-up make up station from Blushington. Guests were also offered delectabe hors d'oeuvres from the Kozu kitchen.

AVENUE beach-inspired gift bags were offered to guests as they were leaving the event, containing summer essentials such as a golf ball from Serenity Transportation, sunscreen from Hampton Sun, a pouch from Le Sportsac, polar shot glasses from Mamont, sunglasses accessories from Cohen’s Fashion Optical, and of course the June 2016 issue of AVENUE on the Beach. More than 350 guests attended the event.

Notable attendees included: Randi Schatz, Richard Burns, Zach Erdem, Margo Manhattan, William Kehler, Consuelo Vanderbilt, Pamela Morgan, Victor de Souza, Roni Blanshay, Dan Kahn, Nurit Kahane Haase, Maryanne Horwath, Michael Shaheen, Susan Breitenbach, DJ Super Dave, Dawne Marie Grannum, Elena Ayot, Jasmine Parks, Tony Bowles, Sara Johnson Kaplan, Mark Masone, Leesa Rowland, Larry Wohl, Lauren Day Roberts, Lucia Hwong Gordon, Jane Pontarelli, Delanina Dixon, Bill Sclight and Cheri Kaufman.

AVENUE on the Beach, helmed by President Randi Schatz and Editor-In-Chief Daisy Prince, follows it's readers to the Hamptons in the summer months with engaging profiles about people of influence, fashion, art, families and trends in the Hamptons. In the winter months, the magazine is published as AVENUE in New York City and as AVENUE on the Beach in Palm Beach and Miami. The cocktail party marked the starting point to the magazine’s Hamptons 2016 summer season, which kicks off with Nell Diamond on the June 2016 cover.

Kozu is Southampton restaurateur Zach Erdem’s new restaurant, which features a Japanese-Peruvian inspired kitchen. Kozu boasts renowned Head Chef John Keller, Sous Chef George Nikolopolous, formerly of Le Bernardin; and Sushi Chef Joseph Kim, formerly of Morimoto.

Jacquelin Murphy With Randi Schatz, Pamela Morgan And Sara Johnson Kaplan

About AVENUE Magazine & AVENUE on the Beach Magazine:

AVENUE Magazine, helmed by President Randi Schatz and Editor-In-Chief Daisy Prince, is Manhattan’s oldest society magazine and one of the first in the United States. AVENUE covers people of influence who have accomplished something in Philanthropy, Art, Fashion, Design, Real Estate among others and have contributed in some way to New York. A recent addition to its New York coverage, the magazine now also covers the Hampton's all summer long with Avenue on the Beach and follows the paths of its readers to Palm Beach and Miami, Florida throughout winter months.

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About Kozu:

Kozu is a Japanese Fusion restaurant run by restauranteur and 75 Main & AM Southampton owner Zach Erdem. The restaurant offers Japanese cuisine and sushi with Peruvian influences. The menu, designed by Head Chef John Keller, features signature dishes such as the Kozu Jalapeño Yellowtail with Smoked Tomato Ponzu; the Summer Corn and Lobster Salad with a Corn "Pudding", Shiso, and Yuzu Dressing; and the Heirloom Tomatoes and Japanese Cucumber with Toasted Sesame Dressing, Yuzu Salt, Micro Cilantro and Piment d'Espelette. The kitchen also proudly hosts Sous Chef George Nikolopolous, formerly of Le Bernardin, and Sushi Chef Joseph Kim, formerly of Morimoto.

The décor will invite diners to an intimate and elegant atmosphere, featuring dark wooden floors and white walls covered in colorful artwork by Jerome Lucani. Fresh flowers will add a sense of luxury to the restaurant, as will the scorched ash tables in conjunction with rich hues and soft lighting. The indoor space holds 100 diners. The large outside patio, which seats 150 people, will offer additional dining space “al fresco”.

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