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Silkstone Opens The Leadbelly Oyster Bar

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 info@theleadbelly.com.

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Outstanding in the Field

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.

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FAT RADISH POP UP IN PARIS

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.

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Gant Video With Silkstone Boys

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.

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Salad Bar Design

Our main cafe at the Frieze Art Fair was centered on our uniquely-designed salad bar, modeled after an old-style self-serve New York deli counter. Designed in house by owner Phil Winser, the salad bar contained large bowls for nine different salads, kept cold by dry ice in individual buckets, located just underneath each bowl. The nine salads included the best seasonal ingredients with an emphasis on Spring vegetables (with a few of our Fat Radish staples, including our Kale Caesar Salad, in the mix). All salads were created by our kitchen team, led by Chef Nick Wilber and Chef Ana Morris.

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Rainbow Room

A small private room in the back of the Belasco Theater was designed for the cast of ‘End of the Rainbow’. With portraits of Ms. Garland herself on the walls and furniture of the era, the room has a feel that evokes the 1950′s. The centerpiece in the room is a vintage chest that designer Kate Dougherty repurposed in to a stocked bar. Gifts and Flowers have been arriving steadily as Tracie Bennett continues to impress.

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Silkstone’s Kaleidoscope

Take a look at how we built a kaleidoscope entryway at Le Poisson Rouge this past February. Owner, Phil Winser conceptualized and directed its building, which took only 8 hours, and served as the entrance to the event.

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Liberty Warehouse

Liberty Warehouse is an event space that, from its patio, boasts one of the best views of the city. To give the same awe inspiring feeling to the interior, we converted the entire 5,000 square foot dining room into a park by laying down sod, planting trees, and stringing up vines. White picnic tables were then brought in for a family style dinner that evening with 250 guests in attendance.

 

Bullet Photo Booth

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Here are few choice photographs that came out of the photo booth at the Bullett Magazine Anniversary Party. Props included an array of items from wearable birds nest, to a brass horn, a stack of firewood or a musket.