New York Fashion Week returns September 6 to 11. To celebrate the season of style, restaurants and bars throughout the city are rolling out colorful food and drink specials, from autumnal lattes and off-menu Champagne cocktails to artist-hosted dinners prepared by top chefs. Below, the drinking and dining essentials for New York Fashion Week 2019.
When food meets art: Restaurant reservation app Resy is partnering with Mission Chinese Food’s Danny Bowien on a dinner series ($95) at his Bushwick restaurant. For each meal, Bowien invites different friends from various artistic circles to co-host the evening and help dream up new dishes (which will then remain on Mission Chinese Food Bushwick’s menu for a month). During Fashion Week, on September 9, Bowein will welcome into the kitchen two stylish collaborators: model/artist Richie Shazam and painter Carly Mark.
Take that Cha Cha home: The colorfully stylish matcha café Cha Cha Matcha is going wide, releasing its popular green tea drinks in cans ($3.49). The new matcha beverages—available in variations including ginger turmeric and activated charcoal—will be sold online, at the company’s five locations, and via other retailers beginning September 3.
For a quick caffeine boost: Man Repeller founder Leandra Medine Cohen is joining forces with the popular French café Maman on an oatmeal cookie latte ($5.25-$5.75; Sept. 6-30, sold at all locations), made with oat milk, spiced raisin purée, and espresso. On September 7, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., drop by Maman’s Soho outlet to shop Man Repeller’s newest accessory line.
To pay a boozy tribute to Fashion Week: Seafood and veggie-focused Italian joint Osteria 57 in Greenwich Village just launched a new beverage program centered around medicinal elixir-style drinks. For Fashion Week, barman Miguel Aranda is adding Avant Garden ($15; September 5 to 17), with vodka, blackcurrant and bergamot liqueurs, bergamot essential oil, Relax Elixir, and lemon. Over in Soho, rooftop bar JIMMY at The James hotel will offer a libation called The Front Row ($16; September 4 to 11). It’s a riff on a sparkling Negroni that’s spiked with coffee liquor. Meanwhile, Midtown’s top-level bar Haven Rooftop, located inside The Sanctuary Hotel, is serving a lilac-colored cocktail called The Fashion Fizz ($17; September 6 to 14). The drink calls for gin (infused with blue butterfly pea flowers), agave, lemon, and egg white. Not too far away, at newly-minted Hudson Yards, Asian fusion eatery Wild ink has a blingy drink called the Aurelian Daiquiri ($18; September 5 to 13) with gold flakes, rum and clarified lime juice. Back downtown, the Gansevoort Meatpacking’s American restaurant The Chester honors Karl Lagerfeld with The Karl ($14; September 5 to 13). Inspired by the iconic designer’s favorite soft drink, the cocktail blends Diet Coke with vodka and cherries.
To drink rosé all day: Notorious boozy brunch boîte Bagatelle has teamed up with Chateau d'Esclans––the French wine producer behind Whispering Angel rosé––for a slate of cocktails using their popular pink-tinged wine. Drop by the Bagatelle terrace for drinks like That’s a Wrap, honoring designer Diane Von Furstenberg ($23; September 5 to October 16), made with vodka, lavender-infused apricot jam, and Whispering Angel rosé.
Poppin’ bottles: The celebrated East Village cocktail den Death & Co is rolling out a secret menu of Champagne cocktails to celebrate Fashion Week, in partnership with bubbles brand G.H. Mumm. Pop in for drinks like Buttonhook ($17; September 1 to 30), which calls for gin, pear eau de vie, lemon juice, simple syrup, mint, and Champagne.
For a zero-proof Cosmo: Every food and beverage outlet in the Park South Hotel—Japanese eatery o ya, Mediterranean-inspired Covina, and the al fresco drink spot Roof at Park South—will serve the Halston ($15; September 6 to 14), a mocktail built from the non-alcoholic spirit Seedlip Grove, cranberry juice, orange-vanilla syrup, and lime juice. Covina’s head bartender David Roth says that he named the no-proof cocktail after the beloved 1970s-era fashion designer. “I created a clean, minimalist Cosmo to match his liberated silhouettes." The team will donate one dollar from every drink sold to Clean Clothes Campaign, a nonprofit dedicated to improving working conditions in the garment industry.
To recover from last night’s soirée: Nolita’s Naked Retail Group is partnering with frozen smoothie company Daily Harvest on a roadside pop-up at 575 Broadway in SoHo (September 5 to 9). To celebrate the coming of fall, Daily Harvest will give out 1,000 free squash lattes enriched with medicinal mushrooms, cinnamon, nutmeg, coffee, and maple syrup.
Sushi and spa combo: Refuel and unwind all at once at Soho’s Terrance on 7 at The Dominick Hotel. Running September 9 to 12, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., the property’s rooftop, poolside eatery will bundle a maki roll, a signature cocktail (or a glass of wine), and a 15-minute mini spa treatment (HydroTherapy Eye Patches, Express De-stress Massage, or Hand Renewal Treatment) for $35.
To properly refuel: One of Los Angeles’ most famous burger chefs, Alvin Cailan of Eggslut, decamped to New York and last summer opened his first East Coast restaurant, The Usual. For Fashion Week, he’s running a late-night dining special. Drop by after 10 p.m. to snag The Usual Burger (double beef patty, American cheese, tomato, onion, garlic aioli) plus a glass of Gamay for $25.
To properly chill out: To wrap up Fashion Week, visit Soho’s The Goods Mart on September 13, where the eco-friendly convenience store––in collaboration with fashion label AYR––will give out complimentary GoodPop popsicles. For every person that drops by, the store will also make a donation to the New Design High School.
Originally Appeared on Vogue