- She attended a reception hosted by Sona co-owner Maneesh Goyal and “Girls Who Code” founder Reshma Saujani.
Since it opened its doors last March, New York City’s trendiest hotspot Sona has been attracting the cream de la creme from Hollywood and beyond. Among them was New York Gov. Kathy Hochul who was spotted at the Priyanka Chopra-owned eatery.
Page Six reported that Hochul was attending a reception hosted by Sona co-owner Maneesh Goyal and “Girls Who Code” founder Reshma Saujani, and was seen “dining with techies.” The meeting was for the tech community “to meet the new governor and have an informal dialogue,” a source who was at the event told Page Six.
Among attendees were Gilt founder Kevin Ryan, Craigslist founder Craig Newmark and Warby Parker co-founder Neil Blumenthal. The reception was held in the restaurant’s private dining room “Mimi,” which is Chopra’s pet name. The source told Page Six that Hochul “was all smiles” and “talked to everyone, including the staff.”
Hochul’s meeting at Sona was a day before she announced her plan to allow restaurants to permanently serve booze to go. “We are proposing to permanently allow bars and restaurants to sell to-go drinks,” Hochul said, according to The New York Post.
She added that the New York State Liquor Authority will implement “very specific regulations” after they iron out the details, the Post reported. She predicted that the new legislation will go into effect “very soon” after residents weigh in on the proposal.