Silkstone latest restaurant project is a cocktail and oyster bar on Orchard Street called The Leadbelly. Using the the principals and philosophy that serves a wide selection of East Coast oysters, hearty seasonal bar snacks, biodynamic wines and seasonal cocktails. There are live music performances every night. For info please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Fat Radish teamed up with Outstanding in the Field to put on a dinner for a hundred guests in the East Village’s 9th Street Community Garden. In true Outstanding In The Field fashion a long winding table was set up in the courtyard, guests chose their seats while enjoying cocktails made with Brooklyn Gin. Phil and I have always had a picture of outstanding in the field in our office, it was truly one of the highlights of our Silkstone journey being involved in this dinner. We worked with the guys at Brooklyn Grange roof top farm, and Nick produced an amazing menu with there incredible produce. I feel posting this in the depths of winter makes you long for the summer and their next visit to NYC.
This fall, we we lucky enough to take The Fat Radish to Paris, we were invited by The Sporting Project and amazing creative agency set up by our two friends Tara Gilson and Jenny Capano, through their love of Paris and their roots in New York, The Sporting Project brings the best of two cites together. Ben, Phil and Nick represented The Radish. We spent the mornings in the food markets and created a 5 course tasting menu and Phil transformed Bobs Kitchen from Juice Bar and Canteen by day to The Fat Radish by night. There was also a Family Band Traveling Photo Booth set up out side the restaurant for guests and passers by to get a vintage Polaroid to take home. A massive thanks to Mark, Amaury the team at Bobs Kitchen.
This fall The Fat Radish co-founders Phil Winser and Ben Towill, with Adam Wright-Smith who run all operations at Silkstone and Joe Termini, who work with them on various creative projects and is around when ever there is a wall to knock down, teamed up with the amazing Christopher Bastin from Gant Rugger and team from creative agency Saturday, to do there fall campaign. Here is the video form that Campaign.
Travel and Leisure selected the property for it’s 2012 edition of their “World’s Greatest Hotels” book. Not only was it listed but the main entrance photo was selected to be the main page for the United States and Canada section of the book. A full spread.
Congratulations to all! Here’s to another happy season.
Event: Krug House Aspen
Location: A private home in Aspen, Colorado
Production &Catering Elements: A four-day event consisting of trade lunches, apres-skis, dinners, and finally, on the last evening, a holiday party, all taking place in a beautiful house in the mountains. Materials from the original champagne makers, postcards with photographs from the Krug cellars, and vintage bottles adorned the rooms to make the home a true Krug House. With fantastic catering from The Little Nell as well as from Chef Nick Wilber from our very own The Fat Radish, the food paired perfectly with the various vintages enjoyed by Krug House guests.
Event: Cohen-Berman Wedding, September 10th, 2011
Location: Liberty Warehouse in Red Hook
Production & Catering Elements: Silkstone created an inside garden with a floor completely laid with sod, white picnic tables and large flower displays and vines where the guests enjoyed a family style dinner. After the reception, guests were brought out on to the balcony for a surprise firework show, set off from the middle of the water and cakes and pies from go-to pastry company, Shell Co. Downstairs, we designed an old dive bar complete with antique furniture, a taxidermy tank and a full fridge of Budweiser, along with a photo booth which included Americana costumes and props.
The photographer that evening was Ro, whose website you can find here: Les Loups. Her photography is beautiful.
We followed Krug on their four day tour of New York through some of New York’s finest restaurants where they celebrated with sommeliers, gave talks to distributors, and dined with champagne enthusiasts. President and CEO of Krug, Maggie Henriquez, also discussed Krug’s new labels that allow every bottle to be scanned with a smart phone to display details on the champagne.
Event: Escape to New York, a new music festival from the team behind the famed music festival, The Secret Garden Party.
Location: The Shinnecock Reservation in Southampton
Production Elements:The festival featured a wide range of musical acts like Patti Smith, Edwarde Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, and Au Revoir Simone as well as a group of diverse food vendors, …
From New York City parties, to music festivals in Southampton and fishing trips in Montauk, check out how Silkstone spent the summer.