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.
Our Frieze New York experience could not have been successful had it not been for our wonderful partners and products. The Sicilian Lemonade, Elderflower Bubbly, and Cool Ginger Beer provided by Luscombe drinks were the perfect non-alcoholic and decadent beverage (and their simply beautiful packaging looked great in the space!). Laughing Man coffee, which kept all the exhibitors well-caffeinated for the duration of the fair, served up a range of drinks including their very popular Flat White and delicious Iced Coffee. Our snacks, from Hot Blondies Bakery, Good Batch Cookies, Mast Brothers Chocolate, and North Fork Chips were equally as popular, along with, of course, our alcoholic options, most notably Pommery Champagne (the official champagne of the event) and Session Beer (carried at the Fat Radish).
The Fat Radish donated a cooking class to a local elementary school this past Monday. Ben Towill and Chef Nick Wilber went over the basics of how to prepare food with the kids. Cookie dough was made from scratch and rolled out into large letters that spelled “The Fat Radish”. While that was in the oven avocados were mashed in to guacamole and devoured. Everyone went home with full tummy and a smile on their face.
Our second, smaller cafe at Frieze New York included pre-packaged sandwiches and salads- all original recipes from our kitchen team. Our in-house design team created branded Fat Radish stickers and menus for each item served. This space also doubled as an espresso bar with Laughing Man coffee and espresso drinks.
This past week, The Fat Radish operated two pop-up cafes at the Frieze Art Fair, taking place in New York City for the first time ever. The half-mile long tent was set up on Randall’s Island with 182 exhibitors from around the world. In addition to our freshly made salads and sandwiches, Roberta’s, Frankie’s, The Standard Beer Garden and Sant Ambroeus all operated spaces, serving the diverse crowd of artists and art-lovers.
An evening in the Silkstone Loft with Krug and a unique table design by Phil Winser and Flowers by Brenton Wolf.
Event: Benefit dinner for Art Production Fund, “a non-profit organization dedicated to helping artists realize difficult-to-produce works, reaching new audiences and expanding public participation and understanding of contemporary art.”
Venue: A Warehouse on the West Side Highway near Houston Street
Catering Elements: A seated family style barbecue dinner for 500 guests on long banquet tables decorated with succulents and flowers arranged by resident florist, Brenton Wolf.