Last Minute Easter & Passover Dining Guide 2015

Artisanal
Elevate your Easter celebration with an upscale prix fixe dining experience at the city’s venerate French bistro, Artisanal Fromagerie, Bistro and Wine Bar. Proprietor Sarid Drory has curated a three-course menu that starts with Cornish Hen Consommé with homemade grit dumpling; Foie Gras with black cherry compote and butter brioche; or Truffled Asparagus and Crispy Eggs with hollandaise sauce. Main course options include Slow Cooked Halibut, served with warm asparagus, fennel salad and sesame crisp; Bourbon Glazed Ham with mashed potatoes and baby spring vegetables; or Seven Hour Lamb Shank with goat cheese polenta and ratatouille. Complete your dining experience with an exquisite dessert such as the Caramelina Candy Bar—Caramelina Cream, Grand Cru Ganache, and Flourless Chocolate Cake; or the Saffron and Orange Macaroon, an irresistible combination of passion fruit mousse, papaya salad and yogurt saffron sorbet. The three-course prix fixe is available for $88 per person; a three-course wine flight pairing is also available for an additional $45. Artisanal will also be serving an a la carte menu.

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2 Park Avenue, NY, NY 10016
212-725-8585
www.artisanalbistro.com

Swifty’s
Make your family’s Easter outing an annual tradition at the Upper East Side mainstay, Swifty’s. A New York City institution, Swifty’s Chef Stephen Attoe has crafted a can’t miss Easter menu that hits on all the seasonal classics, but offers an epicurean twist to sate even the most discerning gourmand. This year’s Easter menu features such mouthwatering first courses as Chilled Fresh Pea Soup or Roasted Plum Tomato Basil Soup before transitioning into standout entrees such as Roasted Leg of Colorado Lamb with Flagelets and Boulangere potatoes; Grilled Lamb Chops with roasted tomatoes and shoestring potatoes; or Blackened Swordfish with green rice and heirloom tomato sauce.

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1007 Lexington Avenue, New York, NY 10021
(212) 535-6000
www.swiftysnyc.com

Amaranth
Start your Easter celebration early with a lunch/brunch menu that hits all the right notes. This cozy Upper East Side hotspot is offering a Sunday special that includes holiday favorites such as Roasted Lamb and Grilled Whole Dover Sole. However, Amaranth will also be serving such favorites as baked-on-site Foccacia Robiola, prepared tableside Steak Tartare, and homemade pastas including Four Cheese Raviollini with Butter and Sage or Risotto with Wild Mushroom. It’s no wonder that this East 62nd Street icon, which just celebrated its 15th anniversary this past winter, has attracted such notables as Miranda Kerr and Carla Bruni-Sarkozy.

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21 East 62nd Street, New York, NY
(212) 980-6700
www.amaranthrestaurant.com

Village Prime
Start a new holiday tradition with this popular addition to the West Village. Under the direction of Chef Owner Paul Singh, Executive Chef Rory O’Farrell, this traditional American eatery offers such hearty fare as Colorado Lamb Chops or tender steaks ranging from a petite 8-ounce Queen & 10-ounce King filet mignon up to a filling 20-ounce Cowboy Rib-Eye & Porter house for two or four. Start your meal with such popular menu dishes as the Lobster Bisque, Fried Calamari with a flavorful smoked pepper aioli, or Maryland Lump Crab Cake with micro green salad with a citrus aioli, but be sure to save room for Village Prime’s irresistible dessert menu. The Crème Brulée is a feast for both the eyes and the tastebuds while the Warm Chocolate Lava Cake & Bread Pudding with vanilla ice cream and raspberry coulis is melt-in-your-mouth richness.

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302 Bleecker St, NY, NY 10014
212-727-7463
www.villageprimenyc.com

Philippe Chow
Give your family’s Easter celebration a non-traditional twist with the upscale Chinese dining options available at Philippe Chow on Manhattan’s Upper East Side. Start your holiday feast with a variety of Spring Rolls, famous Satays with peanut sauce, or not-to-be-missed steamed dumplings. Next, sample the menu’s stellar main courses, like Chef Chow’s prepared Peking Duck with housemade pancakes, American Black Bass with black beans and garlic, or Velvet Chicken with chopped vegetables in spicy sauce. Pair your selections with delectable offerings from the restaurant’s Wine and Champagne menus.

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33 East 60th Street, NY, NY 10065
212-644-8885
www.philippechow.com

T-Bar
This modern Upper East Side steakhouse offers an array of menu items perfect for a familial Easter celebration. Start with a sampling of Chef Ben Zwicker’s innovative first courses, such as Foie Gras and Chicken Liver Parfait with cranberry compote and toasted bread or Seared Spanish Octopus with potatoes, olives and celery. Then, move into a mouthwatering range of entrees from holiday favorite lamb served in a unique style—Colorado Lamb Burger with cucumber, yogurt, and mint—as well as Steak Au Poivre with peppercorn, cognac, and fries or Vegetarian Mushroom Risotto with butternut squash, truffle oil, and Parmesan. Guests also rave about Tbar’s dessert options including the “amazing” Banana Parfait.

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1278 Third Avenue, NY, NY 10021
212-772-0404
www.tbarnyc.com

Villagio on the Park
Toast the holiday Italian style at this impeccable Midtown eatery. Dine on an array of Mediterranean dishes like Mozzarella Burrata (mozzarella, sliced tomato, balsamic vinaigrette, and Parma prosciutto) or the perfectly paired Cheese Platter—duck prosciutto with hand-dipped ricotta; an array of pecorino including fresh, walnut, and truffle; and tangerine honey. Then sample all the best flavors of Italy with a vast selection of carpaccio, risottos, and pastas as well as Easter holiday favorites like Lamb Shank, slow cooked in a red wine sauce served with sautéed vegetables and potato.

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40 Central Park South, NY, NY 10019
212-369-4000
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Artisanal’s Easter and Passover Three Course Dinner Prix Fixe Menus

Artisanal Fromagerie is celebrating this coming Easter weekend and Passover by offering two specially-crafted three course dinner pre fixe menus. The Easter Prix Fixe Menu will run from April 3, through to April 6, 2015, and features a host of seasonal Easter-themed dishes. Passover Dinner Prix Fixe will run from April 3 through to April 11, 2015 and features traditional dishes with a modern flair. There’s no better way to celebrate the Easter and Passover season than with a satisfied palate, and there’s no better place to soak up the delight of the holidays than at bustling French bistro, Artisanal Fromagerie.

The Easter Menu offers a selection of enticing options for first course, including Cornish Hen Consommé with homemade grit dumpling; Foie Gras with black cherry compote and butter brioche; or Truffled Asparagus & Crispy Eggs with hollandaise sauce. For the main course, choose between Slow Cooked Halibut, served with warm asparagus, fennel salad and sesame crisp; Bourbon Glazed Ham with mashed potato and baby spring vegetables; or Seven Hour Lamb Shank with goat cheese polenta and ratatouille. Artisanal’s Passover Prix Fixe offers traditional dishes like Matzo Ball Soup and Chicken Liver Pate.

Complete your exquisite Easter or Passover meal with the option of Caramelina Candy Bar, served with cream, grand cru ganache and flourless chocolate cake, or Saffron & Orange Macaroon served with passion fruit mousse, papaya salad, and yogurt saffron sorbet. Complement your meal with fine wine pairings from Artisanal’s generous wine list, which features up to 600 bottles and 80 glasses.

Both the Easter and Passover Prix Fixe are $88 per person. Three Course Wine Flight Pairing is $45 per person. .

For more information please visit www.artisanalbistro.com/

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Village Prime offers Luxe Pre Fixe Lunch and Brunch

If you’re looking for a great lunch or brunch in downtown New York without the hefty price tag, then Village Prime is your solution. This recently-opened temple to modern American cuisine, which showcases quality prime beef and fresh seafood, offers a Special Two Course Lunch on weekdays starting at just $14, and a Pre Fixe Brunch on weekends for $30 with unlimited champagne, making it a premier new destination to enjoy every New Yorker’s favorite culinary pastime.

When it comes to the all-important midday-meal, whether you’re looking for a well-earned break from the office, or a lively location to catch up with friends or colleagues, Village Prime offers the ultimate chic surroundings in the heart of the West Village. Starting at just $14, you can enjoy a tasty two-course meal with a choice of entrée and a house soup or salad. Choose between a host of enticing lunch entrées such as the Roasted Chicken Breast, Seafood Mousse Ravioli, Miso-Glazed Salmon, Mixed Seafood Linguini, Lamb Sausage Sandwich, and Grilled Vegetable Sandwich. Also available alongside the lunch pre fixe menu is fresh seafood from the Raw Bar, including Market Oysters, Colossal Lump Crab Meat, and Chilled Seafood Tower, and the restaurant’s impressive USDA Prime Meat selection including the deliciously-juicy Cowboy Rib-Eye [20oz.], and the Bone-in New York Strip [18oz.]

Village Prime’s weekend brunch special is sure to make fashionable West Village revelers giggle in delight. Featuring Cinnamon Pecan French Toast with fresh fruit, mascarpone and vanilla mousse; Steak & Eggs with homemade cast iron potatoes and house salad; Smoked Salmon Platter with cream cheese, capers and bagel; alongside a host of sandwiches and burgers including Lamb Sandwich with Kalamata olives and caramelized onions, or the succulent Prime Burger with frizzled onions on a toasted bun and topped with an egg. Better yet, enjoy your brunch with unlimited champagne and complimentary coffee and tea for the fixed price of $30.

About Village Prime:
A chic temple to modern American cuisine, Village Prime, brings the fresh seafood and fine meats of a classic Uptown steakhouse to a hip downtown setting. Located at 302 Bleecker St, steps from 7th Avenue, Village Prime combines excellently-prepared food with polished service in ambient setting. The restaurant’s stylish interior channels the glamour and sophistication of a rustic wine cellar, with its dimly-lit, ambient 70-seat dining room. In the evening exposed-filament bulbs emulate candlelight and cast an amber-glow over the wooden walls, walnut tables, and leather banquette seating. The garden, which seats a further 30 guests, will be open from Spring, 2015. Village Prime is located at 302 Bleecker Street, NY, NY 10014.

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Martin and Jean Shafiroff Host Cocktails for Surgeons of Hope Foundation

New York philanthropists and benefactors Martin and Jean Shafiroff hosted a gala cocktail event in their Park Avenue apartment, benefiting Surgeons of Hope Foundation (SOH) on Friday, March 13, 2015.

Serving as a “kick-off” event for the upcoming Surgeons of Hope Gala Dinner and Auction, which will be held on Friday, May 1, 2015, the major annual fundraiser for New York-based Surgeons of Hope Foundation, the Shafiroff event recognized the work of SOH. Established in 2002 in New York, SOH is committed to bringing open-heart surgery to the poorest children in the poorest countries in Latin America.

Representing Surgeons of Hope in remarks at the Shafiroff event were Charles-Edouard Catherine, SOH Executive Director; and Michel Longchampt, Vice President and Treasurer. Also speaking was Jean Shafiroff, event host. Also in attendance were SOH board members Michel Berty, Arnaud de Vienne, Douglas Grandgeorge, Nathalie LeBos, Judith O’Neill, Esq., Robert Pine; and Marc Sage, Esq. Joining many notables from the contemporary press were others who are prominent in the New York social scene, including media celebrity Flo Anthony, Geoffrey Bradfield, Ann Rapp, Elizabeth Shafiroff, Riley O’Connor, Marie-Monique Steckel, Odile de Schietere-Longchampt, Kevin Hughes, Lucia Hwong Gordon, Victor de Souza, Nicole Noonan, and Randi Schatz.

About Surgeons of Hope
Beginning in 2002 under Alain Deloche’s leadership, Surgeons of Hope strives to provide every infant and child with a damaged heart with an equal opportunity to receive life-saving surgery. In order to immediately help children with heart defects, Surgeons of Hope organizes and deploys medical teams with volunteers from a number of international and national academic hospitals. Each medical mission is designed to meet the goals and needs of partner communities. For more information visit www.surgeonsofhope.org/

 

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Manhattan’s Luxury Property Brokerage Duo: J/R Luxe

Leading luxury residential real estate team J/R Luxe brings together Jennifer Roberts and Randi Fisher, who have a combined four decades of experience in buying and selling premier homes in New York City. Possessing a fierce commitment and passionate enthusiasm for Manhattan’s luxury real estate, Jennifer and Randi offer their clients a refreshingly hands-on and bespoke real estate service, whilst drawing on their impressive knowledge of the emerging opportunities across all the city’s diverse neighborhoods.

What sets J/R Luxe apart from many is their boutique, personalized approach. They provide honest, insightful advice for their clients with sensitivity during what can be a stressful and emotional time. “By listening to our clients and understanding their specific needs, we can ensure a seamless and comprehensive experience from start to finish,” says J/R Luxe co-founder Randi. Jennifer says they would almost never pressure a client into purchasing the first home they are shown. “It is so much more than just about closing transactions for us. It’s about each client’s personal experience and journey,” she says. J/R Luxe also emphasizes discretion and professionalism when completing sales and purchases for clients who wish to remain anonymous.

Together, Jennifer and Randi have seen the fluctuations of the New York real estate market and know how to navigate it, whatever the circumstances may be. Both long-time Manhattan residents, they boast thorough and up-to-date knowledge of all New York neighborhoods, and bring a keen eye for value and sharp negotiating skills to the table. As trusted advisors to a wide-ranging international clientele, J/R Luxe has expanded its reach into many valuable overseas markets such as Asia. They understand and are accustomed to handling the nuances of international real estate transactions – whether they be financial, legal, or cultural issues. For those moving to New York City for the first time, Jennifer and Randi provide a complete concierge service; from advising on private schools to smaller details such as organizing an art curator, they work together with their clients to ensure they feel comfortable at all times.

Both Jennifer and Randi are equipped with a high-powered professional and academic background. Jennifer received her undergraduate degree from the University of Pennsylvania and holds an MBA from Fordham University in marketing and finance. She then went on to work as a lobbyist in American Express’ Government Relations Office and as a financial analyst at Bloomingdale’s. Randi is a graduate of Tulane University and before finding her niche in real estate had a busy career in finance and trading securities. Both Jennifer and Randi reside in Manhattan with their families.

Jennifer Roberts and Randi Fisher of J/R Luxe are available for comment on international and domestic residential real estate industry trends

For more information visit www.jr-luxe.com/

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Jean Shafiroff Hosts a Book Signing of “Incomparable Couples” By Rose Hartman

Noted New York philanthropist Jean Shafiroff hosted a celebration of photographer Rose Hartman’s new book, “Incomparable Couples”, at Upper East Side bistro, Swifty’s, on Tuesday, March 10, 2015.

Over 60 guests came together to enjoy cocktails and hors d’oeuvres in Swifty’s elegant private dining room. Author Rose Hartman signed selected snapshots from her book which highlights fashion’s greatest couples over three decades—including Claudia Schiffer and Valentino, Bianca and Jade Jagger, Andy Warhol and Lou Reed, Hugh Grant and Elizabeth Hurley, along with the event’s host Jean Shafiroff who is featured in the “Pets” section with her pit bull.

Attendees included host Jean Shafiroff and her husband Martin Shafiroff, Rose Hartman (Photographer, Author of “Incomparable Couples”), Robert Caravaggi (Swifty’s Restaurateur), Chef Stephen Attoe (Swifty’s Restaurateur), Roy Kean, Amelia Ogunlesi, Christopher Walling (Christopher Walling Jewelry), Maggie Norris (Fashion Designer), Victor de Souza (Fashion Designer), Ike Ude (Photographer & Author), Edgar Batista, Roric Tobin, Jamie Colby (Fox News), Randi Schatz (President, Avenue Magazine), Ann Rapp (Screenwriter), Geoffrey Bradfield (Interior Designer), Michael Gross (Author, “House of Outrageous Fortune”), Fabiola Aria (Fashion designer), Cassandra Seidenfeld, Lauren Lawrence, Marc Rosen, Larry Kaiser, Craig Dix, Suzette Charles, Rick Friedberg.

About Jean Shafiroff:

Jean Shafiroff is a noted philanthropist who is actively involved as a volunteer fundraiser and leader of several charitable causes. She possesses a remarkable ability to connect different charitable groups with interested people and resources and sits on the board of seven charities. Jean’s particular interests include charities related to women, health care, animals and the people of the cities she calls home, including New York Women’s Foundation, Couture Council, Southampton Hospital, NYC Mission Society, JBFCS, Southampton Animal Shelter, Lighthouse Guild and French Heritage Society. In tandem with her philanthropic responsibilities, Jean has also hosted events in honor of the entertainment industry both in New York and Los Angeles.

About Incomparable Couples by Rose Hartman

Chronicling the alluring world of beauty and style, photographer Rose Hartman has captured fashion’s trendsetters for three decades, and in so doing has helped to define what we appreciate most about glamour and those who create it. Thanks to her impeccable timing and placement, Hartman opts to trip the shutter at just the prescient moment, capturing a critical instant in a conversation – a pose, a gesture, an embrace – so as to present us with a lasting image of the personal dynamics between famous couples in fashion and film that is a glorious testament to Hartman’s exceptional talent and unerring eye. Published by ACC Editions. Available on Amazon.com

About Swifty’s Restaurant

Swifty’s has been a favorite Upper East Side haunt for over 15 years, despite an ever-changing dining scene. A sophisticated yet low-key American bistro, Swifty’s attracts a devoted clientele. Owners Stephen Attoe and Robert Caravaggi, former chef and maître d’ respectively of legendary Upper East Side boîte, Mortimer’s, combine classic and straight-forward, American and European cuisine with friendly and impeccable service. The ambient dining room, reminiscent of a well-appointed English country house with rustic wooden floors and whimsical patterned wallpaper, was created by famed decorators Mario Buatta and Anne Eisenhower.

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Talent Resources’ New York Luxury Lounge during NBA All Star Weekend

Talent Resources Sports partnered with Bounce Sporting Club, New York City’s premier upscale sports and entertainment destination, to welcome the nation’s top athletes to NBA All Star Weekend in true New York style with a luxury brunch and gifting suite held on Friday, February 13, 2015 at the Bounce Sporting Club.

Guests included Danilo Gallinari (Denver Nuggets), Chargers Glover (“Project Runway”), Mason Plumlee (Brooklyn Nets), Miles Plumlee (Phoenix Suns), Gio Gonzalez (Washington Nationals), David Lee (Warriors), Thanasis Antetokounmpo (Westchester Knicks), Catherine Curtin (“Orange is the New Black”), Rick DiPietro (New York Islanders), Alan Hahn (NY Knicks studio analyst), Dontae Johnson (San Francisco 49ers), Darius Morris (Brooklyn Nets), Esther Lofgren (Olympian), Chrissy Monroe (VH1), Oday Aboushi (NY Jets), Tina Cervasio (Sportscaster).

Guests enjoyed gourmet brunch dishes, including specialty dishes using Alpina Yogurt, created by Bounce’s Executive Chef Sean Olnowich, and tasty cocktails, such as Belvedere Bloody Mary’s, Moet Champagne Mimosas, Hennessy Cognac Punch and Jack Daniel’s cocktails, as they prepared for NBA’s biggest weekend. In addition to specialty dishes, Alpina Yogurt debuted their new NBA Yogurt Flavors for all guests to try. Attendees also stopped by the ZIRH’s booth, where they sampled the top-notch product lineup, tested skincare must-haves and engaged with representatives who will help them take the guesswork out of grooming. The top athletes of All Star Weekend checked out the Moose Knuckles station, where they tried on and took home some of the season’s hottest winter jackets, as well as the Modify Watches booth with custom NBA watches which were gifted to the attending players. Guests left with a Sprayground gift bag.

FOR MORE INFORMATION ON TALENT RESOURCES, PLEASE VISIT: www.talentresources.com 

David Lee attends Talent Resources’ ‘Welcome to New York’ Luxury Lounge & Brunch during NBA All Star Weekend

David Lee attends Talent Resources’ ‘Welcome to New York’ Luxury Lounge & Brunch during NBA All Star Weekend

Miles Plumlee attends Talent Resources’ ‘Welcome to New York’ Luxury Lounge & Brunch during NBA All Star Weekend

Miles Plumlee attends Talent Resources’ ‘Welcome to New York’ Luxury Lounge & Brunch during NBA All Star Weekend

Mason Plumlee checks out the ZIRH counter at Talent Resources’ ‘Welcome to New York’ Luxury Lounge & Brunch during NBA All Star Weekend

Mason Plumlee checks out the ZIRH counter at Talent Resources’ ‘Welcome to New York’ Luxury Lounge & Brunch during NBA All Star Weekend

Brandit Hospitality & Talent Resources Sports Presents Welcome to New York Luxury

Brandit Hospitality & Talent Resources Sports Presents Welcome to New York Luxury

'Welcome to New York' Luxury Lounge & Brunch

‘Welcome to New York’ Luxury Lounge & Brunch

Artisanal Fromagerie launches weekday breakfast and weekend brunch

Artisanal Fromagerie – which has long been the go-to place in New Yorker to enjoy an excellent array of cheese, wine, and creative French bistro fare – has introduced an enticing new breakfast menu, available on weekdays from 6:45am to 10am. A welcome addition to the Murray Hill neighborhood, Artisanal’s breakfast features an a la carte menu alongside a special French Buffet menu, served in a casually elegant setting reminiscent of Paris.

The breakfast menu at Artisanal Fromagerie includes specialty dishes such as Eggs En Cocotte with spinach, mushrooms and mornay; Eggs Benedict Artisanal with smoked salmon and caviar or coppa and country bread; or Almond Croissant French Toast with apricot compote and ricotta. Artisanal’s indulgent breakfast sandwiches will keep you going all day – try Croque Monsieur Madame with ham, gruyere and egg; Roast Beef with French mustard, normandie brie and caramelized onion; or Wild Mushroom with sundried tomato, ricotta and rosemary aioli. If you’re looking to satisfy your sweet tooth, there is always a selection of freshly-baked viennoiserie or breakfast pastries including almond and chocolate croissants and assorted fruit Danishes.

Alternatively, experience Artisanal’s exquisite French Buffet for the set price of $29.95 per person, which includes viennoiserie, granola, charcuterie, fromage, fruits, vegetables, breads, smoked salmon and complimentary coffee, tea and freshly squeezed juice. Sip on a large selection of organic teas, cocktails, and freshly brewed coffee.

On weekends, Artisanal offers its full breakfast menu alongside an extensive Brunch menu from 10.45am to 3.45pm. Featuring classic hors d’oeuvres such as Onion Soup Gratinée with Artisanal three-cheese blend; Homemade Country Pâté; and Tuna Tartare with sturgeon caviar, quail eggs and mustard emulsion; as well a host of creative salads, sandwiches, burgers like the 12oz House Beef Fondue Burger, and sides like Artisanal’s award-winning four-cheese Mac & Cheese. There’s also a two-course ($29.50) and three-course ($35.00) Brunch Prix Fixe Menu with features a choice of hors d’oeuvres, plats principauxs, and dessert.

For more information please visit www.artisanalbistro.com/

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Join Social Bar and Grill for St. Patrick’s Day Festivities

This St. Patrick’s Day, soak up the warm, Celtic atmosphere of Hell’s Kitchen’s favorite Irish pub, Social Bar and Grill, which will be celebrating with all-day festivities beginning at 11am.

Even though the folks at Social Bar & Grill are of the opinion that glugging down pints of Guinness shouldn’t be reserved solely for one day of the year, if there’s one day of the year you should devote to drinking like the Irish, it’s definitely March 17! Social will have of course have Guinness, and a huge selection of draft and bottle beers, available all day long. Live bag pipers and a DJ entertaining the merry masses for five hours.

Social Bar & Grill encompasses three main floors, all of which will be open. With its sprawling wood bars, leather seats and mosaic tiled walls, Social Bar and Grill offers the perfect backdrop for a fun and lively St. Paddy’s Day! The kitchen will be open for lunch, with a comprehensive menu of bar favorites and some special classic Irish dishes like a Corn Beef Sandwich.

Just a few steps down the road, Latitude Bar and Grill will also be open from 12pm and will feature live entertainment and lunch specials.

FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE VISIT: www.socialbarnyc.com

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Southampton Inn Celebrates Town’s 375th Anniversary Year

Southampton Inn, which has stood as a well-loved focal point of the local Southampton community for over 40 years, is participating in the town’s 375th anniversary celebrations throughout 2015 offering a host of specials, packages, events and more.

As a special incentive to participate in the upcoming family fun and fanfare, Southampton Inn is offering any three night stay, January through March 2015, for the special anniversary price of $375*. On Saturday March 7, 2015 a convocation will be held to commemorate the occasion with speakers, music and poetry. Following this event, Southampton Inn will host a special banquet feast at award-winning Café Oso for $37.50 per person (excluding tax). The Historical Museum and the Southampton Inn are partnering to honor many of the historic families by welcoming them to the town with historic lineage lectures, home receptions, and honorary dinners at the Inn. The Halsey family will be celebrated in July, and the Howells in October.

Founded in 1640, Southampton, New York is considered the first English settlement in the state of New York. The Southampton Historical Museum is leading the 375th Anniversary Committee together with local hotels, restaurants, shops, museums, and town and village officials.  Southampton Inn will welcome guests throughout the year with various birthday themed packages as the hotel, with its 90 guest rooms, 50 foot pool, tennis court, and Coopers Beach shuttle, is within walking distance of most of the Southampton Village historical activities.

Special events throughout the birthday year which Southampton Inn will help to promote include:

  • Southampton Historical Museum’s opening exhibit – March 7th through December. The exhibit will feature a history of Rogers Mansion which is located just 0.4 miles away from the Southampton Inn
  • The Southampton Historical Museum’s Pelletreau Silver Shop on Main Street is offering Jewelry Making Classes throughout the year, beginning in mid-January. Students will learn the basics of jewelry making, from sculpting wax and soldering to setting stones and polishing, over an eight-week course
  • A lecture program at the Historical Museum will continue through 2015. Antique Fairs will run May through September, with a Polish Festival in August, Harvest Day Fair in September, and Chowder Festival in November – the reasons to visit are nearly endless
  • The highly-anticipated Annual Southampton House Tour: “Insider’s View” will be held on May 30th, 2015
  • Southampton’s 375th Birthday Party will be held on June 20th at Rogers Mansion, four days after the first settlers of the town landed at Conscience Point on June 12, 1640. Free one-year, family memberships to the Historical Museum will be offered this day only. The party will include a band and dessert.
  • The highly anticipated Late Summer Cocktail Party will be September 5th, 2015 at Rogers Mansion and includes gourmet hors d’oeuvres and open bar.
  • The year’s celebrations will conclude with New Year’s Eve events, held annually at the Southampton Inn and a special museum benefit event being held at the Port of Missing Men historic mansion.

A year-round calendar for all 375th activities can be found at www.southamptonhistoricalmuseum.org/

* Rate is subject to availability. Based on double occupancy. Does not include tax.

About Southampton Inn

Set within several acres of manicured lawns and gardens in the heart of the Village of Southampton on Long Island’s stunning East End, Southampton Inn provides an idyllic, year-round escape for bustling city-dwellers. Winner of numerous awards, including “Best Breakfast,” “Best Hotel,” and “Best Wedding Location,” Southampton Inn is a warm and welcoming haven with an exemplary reputation that is richly deserved. Celebrate the art of pure relaxation, indulge in a romantic get-away, or enjoy precious time with the entire family – Southampton Inn has everything for the discerning traveler. With 90 well-appointed guestrooms which are located just steps away from the town’s fine dining restaurants, designer boutiques, art galleries, parks and museums, and a short drive from highly-rated Coopers Beach, the Inn is the perfect home-away-from-home to explore the scenic Hamptons.

For more information visit www.southamptoninn.com/

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