Heading to Lincoln Center as a fashion industry VIP or just looking to schmooze with all of the beautiful people this week? These New York City restaurants are fit for both fashion gurus and fans to enjoy cocktails and bites during this February week of non-stop style for a fabulous Fall 2014. By Sarah Shaker.
From February 6 – 13, Sirio Ristorante, conveniently located across the park from Mercedes Benz Fashion Week, will offer special menus for the fashion industry elite and city fashionistas alike. Executive Chef Massimo Bebber will be whipping up delectable three-course prix fixe menus for both lunch and dinner. During the afternoon, fuel up between shows for $45 per guest. Unwind in the evening after a long day of presentations and parties with dinner priced at $65.
Fashionable fare is in demand for New York Fashion Week this February, and Triomphe Restaurant in Midtown is offering a prix-fixe lunch menu for those who can pull themselves away from the shows for a quick bite. The three-course menu is $45 and includes East Coast Oysters with champagne pearls, Roasted Root Vegetable Purses with Portobello mushrooms and mustard green and Three Citrus Stiletto, with almond wafer and fennel pollen.
Escape the crowds of Lincoln Center and head to Harlow on the east side to indulge in their prix fixe Fashion Week lunch menu. For $35, start with a chef’s selection of oysters, followed by a three-course meal. Offerings include a silky Cream of Kabocha Squash soup, Salmon with chipotle corn, Asian pear and cilantro salad and Panna Cotta. The who’s who of the fashion world can often be found at Harlow, from Nicole Miller to Naomi Campbell, so why would Fashion Week be an exception?
Ed’s Chowder House
Inside the hip Empire Hotel, Ed’s Chowder House is a deliciously fresh seafood restaurant, perfect for both models watching their weight and exhausted industry leaders ready to indulge after long hours of shows across the street. Go for lunch or relax with their $42 three-course pre fixe dinner featuring options including New England style clam chowder, Skuna Bay Salmon with eggplant and sundried tomato pesto and Chocolate Ganache Tart. And make sure to head to the Empire Hotel’s sleek roof for a post-show cocktail with a view.
Bill’s Food & Drink on 54th Street is an ideal spot for the fashionable crowd attending shows in Lincoln Center. The hip, buzzy atmosphere has a distinctive high-fashion clubhouse feel and offers sophisticated menu and cocktail selections. Order from their raw bar or go with something more filling like Bill’s Bolognese with Tagliatelli, lamb and tomato or share the Dry Aged Porterhouse For Two (36oz) with garlic butter and veal marrow jus.
Sarah Shaker is the founder of the blog Bright Lights, My City.