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Casa Fat Radish opens in Rio de Janeiro

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.

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The Leadbelly x People

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.

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Silkstone set to open in Rio de Janeiro

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 hello@casafatradish.com.

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Frieze Art Fair

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 served an array of salads created with local, seasonal ingredients.

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Outstanding in the Field

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.

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Silkstone opens The East Pole

The latest restaurant project from Silkstone, The East Pole, is a less rustic version of it’s downtown counterpart The Fat Radish, but carries on the same philosophy sourcing local, seasonal ingredients served in its simplest form to create their home-cooked approach. Handcrafted cocktails are served from an upper and lower-level bar featuring a menu that changes seasonally.  For more info contact info@theeastpolenyc.com.

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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.