There’s no better way to close out the summer than with a party. In Long Island City, that’s just what happened — but with a more exclusive (and spirited) twist. Secret Summer is a popup event boasting farm-to-table food and cocktails. And today, we open the doors for you, our plus-one.
In this On Foodable Side Dish, brought to you by the Foodable WebTV Network, Foodable NYC video correspondent, Colleen Hagerty, is joined by Mixologist Andrew Maturana, who explains the development of the event’s farm-to-bar beverage program and what in-season ingredients he is most excited about. On the other side of the plate, Chef Varon Barrio-Carrillo explains what’s being served food-wise, and why the New York dining scene is in need of more “local” flavor.
Sunday afternoon brought us a taste of what we love about summer. Between the beauty of the outdoors, refreshing cocktails, fresh food, a little theater, and some good company, the only place to be absorbing all of this goodness was at the Foundry in Long Island City. Secret Summer is a brand new festival, designed to highlight the wonder of theatrical art as accompanied by class and style. The dress code was “Summer Chic,” so the outfits were light, fun, free and flowing, which fit right into the Midsummer Night’s Dream theme of the party. HighLife Productions, Rapt Affairs and The Foundry teamed up to create an absolutely unforgettable experience in the mystically decorated venue. Décor by Patina did a great job of adding culture and richness to the already alluring space.
What ever became of the garden party?
Lush greenery. White livery. A Bat-Signal to all attendees that “it is summer and these champagne coupes ain’t gonna empty themselves.”
Well it’s back, oh intrepid wearers of seersucker, at the first ever Secret Summer, a Gatsbian cocktail bacchanalia at the historic Foundry in Long Island City.
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