Last night I attended a dinner party inside Raumlabor's Spacebuster Bubble, presented by The Storefront for Art & Architecture at the Old American Can Factory on the Gowanus Canal.
Jeremy Pumpsta (above) and Maura McThrill hosted the party which served a delicious pre-fix menu by Chef Anne Apparu's (below) 18th Restaurant along with a Signature Cocktail by mixologist Maura McThrill.
Favorites on the menu incuded an Endive Boat filled with a sweet creamy catfish filling, a hearty vegetable stew of garbanzo beans and zucchini on bed of polenta, and I had two helpings each of the crispy Apple Pie and the Il Flotante, a meringue island floating in a coconut caramel moat.
Other unique dishes were a potent Detox Pesto on local hearty bread and two soup options, a warming Bone Broth or a vegetarian Veggie Broth.
Chef Anne graciously plated and served each dish herself and the short line kept the energy and conversation moving around the bubble between each course.
The vibe of the party was set by mixologist Maura's (above) spicy and refreshing signature cocktail that she appropriately named the Drooling Smile, a perfectly mixed rum-based drink of Vita Coco coconut water, aloe, and thai chili peppers.
Music by DJ Mr. Jonathan Toubin (above) completed the magical atmosphere of the bubble.