Crown Shy Opens

 
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We love a good transformation. We love it even more when it involves a historic Art Deco skyscraper, delicious food, mouthwatering cocktails, and (most importantly) super talented friends. #teamPARTNER visited our friends Chef James Kent and General Manager Jeff Katz at their brand new restaurant, Crown Shy.

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Walking into this 87-year-old building on Monday, we remembered our first visit months ago that involved a few hard hats and blueprints. There was so much more to take in on this visit, from the 30-foot granite marble bar that welcomes you, the 16-foot windows (yes, we said 16-foot!) and the modern 120-seat dining room. You better believe we saw those Le Labo amenities too 🕯 (we are very thorough guests)!

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But this is a visit to the restaurant with a diverse menu. So without further ado, from left to right, top to bottom:

Gruyere Fritters (heaven, right?)

Cauliflower, Parmigiano, Sherry Reduction

Red Snapper Crudo, Citrus, Sesame Tuile

Signature cocktails: Flightplan and Rye Crown

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We are even more excited to witness the transformation of the restaurant, cocktail and private dining space on floors 62, 63, 64 and 66. We will pack our hard hats!

Congratulations!!!
-Team PARTNER

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Happy Year of the Pig!

 
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Happy Chinese New Year! Yesterday was the first day of the 4,716th Lunar New Year and the Year of the Pig! In the past we have talked about lucky numbers, lucky colors and all important red envelopes. Today we shift our focus to something even more important: family. Have you seen the new Apple ad for Chinese New Year? It will give you ALL the feels (and maybe some tears). Watch it below!

Chinese New Year is all about spending time with your family. For Chinese people, this time always involves food…gathering it, cooking it, eating it, and schlepping some back home (looking at you 30 gallon cooking oil jug at the end). This video, shot entirely on an iPhone XS by influential Chinese director Jia Zhahngke, is a poignant reminder for the fragile but unbroken bonds of family across long distances.

Hopefully you spent New Years with your family. If that wasn’t possible, we hope you get some home cooking soon!

Happy Year of the Pig!
-Team PARTNER

Photo/Video Credit: tripsavvy, YouTube

 

Six years of PARTNER

 
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PARTNER Productions is 6 years old this month! What is a good 6th anniversary iron gift for an event producer? 🤔

Incorporated in January 2013, we hit the ground running producing exceptional events and experiences.

Take a look at the timeline above for some of #teamPARTNER's highlights and proudest moments. From corporate events to a growing team and international events, it has been an amazing 6 years.

Been with us all six years? Six months? Six minutes? Thank you! We appreciate you joining us on our exciting journey.

Now let's pop some Champagne and cheers to another unforgettable year!

Cheers to 6!
-Team PARTNER

 

Season's Greetings from #teamPARTNER

 
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2018 was full of excitement for #teamPARTNER! The year included creating unforgettable experiences high above the streets of Manhattan, team photoshoots, glowing centerpieces, many different languages, recognition as one of the Top 500 people in events and so much more. Did we mention THREE members of #teamPARTNER got married this year?

What will 2019 bring? Even bigger and better things with the partners, clients, vendors we are so thankful for!

Happy Holidays!
-Team PARTNER

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It Takes a Village

 
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On the heels of Giving Tuesday, #teamPARTNER is reminiscing about generous vendors working together in support of something good. One of our favorite examples of this from 2018 is producing the 6th Annual Philip's Fund Gala Dinner.

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Let's give you some background, The Philip Begonja Memorial Foundation was created in honor of Philip Begonja, whose life was cut short on December 25, 2011 at the age of 18. Philip’s Fund awards educational grants and scholarships to young people with need through donations secured throughout the year. The biggest fundraising day for Philip’s Fund is the Gala Dinner!

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New York’s food world elite gathered at Chef Tom Colicchio’s Riverpark for the 6th Annual Philip’s Fund Gala this past October. Unbelievable auction items and delicious activations from generous sponsors filled the evening. Endless truffle goodies from Urbani Truffles, hand carved Ibérico ham from Cinco Jotas, bubbly Taittinger Champagne, decadent Calvisius caviar, delicious treats from Leonelli Taberna, and delicately hand-brewed La Birra di Meni beer were all expertly lit by Bentley Meeker Lighting Staging. As guests left with their Staub mini cocottes (see photo above) and auction winnings in hand, the evidence was clear: it takes a village!

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Do good!
-Team PARTNER

Photo Credit: Philip Greenberg