Lucky invitees recently got a private tour of a new model residence at The Astor as well as a tasty treat. The Upper West Side condominium was the setting for a private demonstration by renowned chocolatier, Jacques Torres, who served a variety of chocolate creations and bon-bons to visitors from the sprawling home’s newly-restored state-of-the-art kitchen. The Astor was originally commissioned by William Waldorf Astor in 1901 and is currently being restored by Pembrooke & Ives, whose update preserves the pre-war touches, such as high ceilings and wood-burning fireplaces while bringing the homes up to modern luxury standards with features like including individually climate-controlled rooms and high-tech automation and appliances.