Peak partygoers hit the heights

PUBLISHED : Monday, 28 February, 1994, 12:00am
UPDATED : Monday, 28 February, 1994, 12:00am

IT was party time up at the Peak when Cafe Deco officially opened its door for business, with partners Gian Carlo Balenieri, Graeme Reading, Martin Allies and Michael Hendler on hand to greet more than 500 guests who invaded the salubrious heights.

The cafe - whose artefacts seem to indicate that it has been artistically put together with expensive pickings from the art deco ''scrapyards'' of the United States - settled for something much more traditional, a lion dance, to evoke blessings.

Then it was the turn of Broadway Express to introduce some Stateside razzmatazz, the performers cleverly adapting the lyrics of some standards to suit the occasion.

After the oysters, pizza and tandoori chicken, came the dancing - with a genuine 1940s Wurlitzer on hand to provide the music.

Nobody could recall when the sedate Peak was last the centre of such a rave-up.