On June 11th, Casa Fat Radish celebrated it’s much anticipated opening in the hills of Santa Teresa along with friends and family. A seasonal, five-course menu was prepared by The Fat Radish Executive Chef, Nicholas Wilber, while world-renowned mixologists prepared specialty cocktails from Absolut Elyx. Keeping with their philosophy, guests enjoyed a menu infused with local ingredients including mandioquinha, farofa and jabuticaba.
Earlier this month, we tapped street artist People to bring his much-loved works found across the streets of Los Angeles & New York City to the exterior of The Leadbelly for a summer residency. In keeping with the rustic, worn-in interiors, he created a landscape of familiar faces that span the true culture of Americana. With a looming scaffolding floating above his creations, he quickly followed it up by transforming it with faces spread across its weathered wood to bring the project full-circle.
On March 14, The Fat Radish co-owner Benjamin Towill played host to A Ride In The Country x Just Food Benefit dinner. Ben will be embarking on a cross-country trek on bike to encourage the use of local, seasonal ingredients in everyday diets for the charity, Just Food. 8 weeks, 4,700 miles, 10 states. Just Food is an organization working throughout the 5 boroughs to make NYC a healthier place to live and eat. Photography by Tommy Mendes.
Casa Fat Radish, the latest restaurant project by the Silkstone team, takes The Fat Radish on a journey to Rio de Janeiro during the much anticipated 2014 World Cup. Opening in June, Casa Fat Radish is set in a 19th century mansion in the bohemian enclave of Santa Teresa. Featuring a restaurant, signature cocktail bar in partnership with Absolut Elyx, World Cup screening room, private dinning room, spa and swimming pool, this is the place to be over the next thrilling six-weeks. For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org.
For the third straight year, The Fat Radish setup shop at the ever-growing Frieze Art Fair on Randall’s Island. Armed with salad bowls and a family-style setup, The Fat Radish brought in a custom built salad bar that would serve an array of salads using local, seasonal ingredients. During the 4-day public affair, they hosted a special gathering of creatives that included Athena & Victor Calderone, Ben Pundole, Dree Hemingway, Svea Berlie, Peter Semple & Impossible photographer Devin Blaskovich to capture the day.
On May 4th The Fat Radish partnered with Pioneer Works, the Center for Art and Innovation, as part of their first annual benefit dinner. Upon the grounds of this extensive property in Red Hook, Brooklyn, a 10ft. fire-pit was constructed of cinder blocks and an old shed was converted into a bar and taco stand. With a continued focus on sourced local ingredients, a cow was selected from the grassy knolls of New Jersey that would be served throughout a series of courses in numerous ways for a sit-down dinner. Meanwhile, a local Brooklyn brewery served beverages alongside Absolut cocktails.
The Leadbelly teamed up with Lost Weekend NYC to host the first annual, Rockaway Classic @ 67th in Rockaway’s on March 8th. Proceeds would benefit the water-testing being done by the Surfrider Foundation (NYC) and NGO Waves for Water. The west coast inspired single-fin surf classic turned a few heads due to its winter-weather timing from the likes of Guest of a Guest and BlackBook Mag’s BlackList. Congratulations to Ben Margett’s, Tyler Breuer and Jeremy for taking 1st/2nd/3rd respectively (& stylishly). Special thanks to all our sponsors Patagonia, Wonderland Sun, Boxed Water, The People’s Movement, Tonic Hair Care & Sagebrush Board Bags for the prizes & Beth’s Farm Kitchen & Bar Toast for keeping us toasty.
On November 4th, The Fat Radish, in an effort to shed light on the Heritage Foods initiative “No Goat Left Behind,” set out to do just that. Amongst family, friends and newcomers, The Fat Radish prepared goat in a variety of ways to be served up over 5-courses. ”No Goat Left Behind” is part of a national movement to encourage a sustainable end market for dairy animals. With that said, goat is a seasonal animal, so this autumn treat yourself to a little goat and take part in this movement towards sustainability whilst also taking a culinary adventure.
The Fat Radish teamed up with Outstanding in the Field for the second year in a row, this time by way of the Brooklyn Navy Yard. Set atop a six-story industrial building known as Brooklyn Grange Farm, a large table was laid through the fields while guests selected their plates from an assortment laid out in a vintage chest and crates and enjoyed the expansive Manhattan skyline over cocktails.