March Madness and Zagat

Its the last night for March Madness and you don’t want to miss the action at either The Chester or Ainsworth Park. Not to mention, you must visit Ainsworth park and see how Executive chef Stephen Yen has updated and elevated the menus as mentioned on Zagat (http://www.zagat.com/b/new-york-city/21-club-gets-new-chef-more)

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Tracy Anderson celebrates birthday at The Chester NYC

Tracy Anderson, fitness genius, was surprised for her 39th birthday at The Chester. Friends and family came together to celebrate.

At one point it looked like a dance party….or an aerobic class with Tracy leading! The only issue apparently was the black dress that became see through we folks starting snapping pictures! Uh oh! Tracey just laughed it off and a great night was had by all!

http://pagesix.com/2014/03/05/tracy-anderson-celebrates-birthday-with-dance-off/

Lots of Restaurant Updates!

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brand new to the menu at My Belly’s Playlist- our duck confit cassoulet. after working with and perfecting our duck confit recipe, we figured this (and the duck confit tacos) were the perfect vehicles for it- give it a try and let us know what you think…

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At Ainsworth Park you can spice up your day with Chef’s delicious Quinoa & brown rice Paella w/ roasted tomatoes, Kale , calamari & shrimp!!

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20 oz Bone in Rib eye. Need I say more?!!

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The apple Smoked Bacon & cheddar Park Burger is sure to clear your snowy blues! We promise it is worth it!

Ryan SassonAnd least we forget, Buttermilk fried chicken is not just for Southerners, The Chester does this just right.

 

Valentine Specials

My Belly’s Playlist is doing a delicious box of goodies sure to please everyone with all the varieties. Order ahead of time as this will sell out!

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And always a great choice is an elegant and delicious dinner out…The Chester and Ainsworth Park are now accepting reservations and everyone will get free champagne. Also do this now as they will fill up fast!

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And just to tease you….how does this look??!!

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as seen at The Chester ;)

The Chester NYC’s Espresso Martini featured in Fox News Magazine

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A cold night in the city and many folks are reaching for piping coffee drinks to find some warmth. Others however want a nice port or after dinner drink to ease the chill. How about combining the two for a decadent treat to warm yourself and ease the days’ burdens….that is what The Chester in NYC has done with their delicious Espresso Martini that was featured in Fox News Magazine

Espresso_MartiniCocktail consultant and author Natalie Bovis explains, “The coffee industry, much like the liquor industry, has gone through revolutionary growth and consumer awareness. Consumers seek out baristas to carefully craft a soothing, artful cup of coffee and visit bars where mixologists whip up a classic or creative cocktail with quality ingredients. The alcohol-laced coffee drink brings these two worlds together in one cup.”

And her one tip, “When making these toasty concoctions at home, follow the same rules as cooking,” says Bovis. “Choose high-quality base ingredients. Cheap booze and watery coffee are not going to yield the same results as a dark, rich espresso and a beautifully distilled spirit or liqueur.”

And for your at home pleasure, here is the recipe

  • 2 oz. Ron Zacapa
  • 0.5 oz. Pedro Ximenez Sherry
  • 0.5 oz. white crème de cacao
  • 1 shot chilled espresso
  • 4 dashes chocolate bitters
  • 3 espresso beans

Preparation

Build cocktail by combining all ingredients into shaker. Add ice and shake vigorously to create a slight foam. Strain into chilled martini glass. Add espresso beans for garnish.

 

 

New Years Eve Parties at The Chester and Ainsworth Park

The Chester NYC and Ainsworth Park in New York are offering several affordable packages to kick off the New Year’s in style!

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Neighboring the giant bash happening at The Gansevoort, The Chester is hosting an intimate gathering for this New Year’s Eve 2014 in New York City’s Meat Packing District.

At The Chester on NYE, guests will celebrate the New Year like a seasoned New Yorker in a low key style. Enjoy a premium open bar, music from a live DJ, a live televised broadcast of the 2014 ball drop, and NYE champagne toast at midnight.

Besides the hip crowd and awesome venue, The Chester is the perfect place to take in pretty views of the surrounding landscape, including the flora of the historic Highline Park and the Meat Packing District’s distinct cobblestone pathways. Inside you’ll feel right at home in the comforts of The Chester’s unfussy atmosphere, created with modern wood paneling, exposed white brick walls, white marble table tops and black leather couches, that all work cohesively to create a contemporary vibe. This bi-level venue houses a full bar that seamlessly transitions with the Gansevoort’s lively hotel decor.

If you are looking for a cool spot to ring in NYE in true NYC style, then The Chester is the place to be to welcome 2014.

Don’t forget to keep your ticket stub! With your ticket purchase is a complimentary After-Party pass to Griffin, 50 Gansevoort St. Doors open at 3am, a $35 value

Check out this link to pick your package: http://newyears.com/us/newyork/parties_the-chester_18-9th-avenue-new-york-ny

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Celebrate this New Year’s Eve at Ainsworth Park, in the middle of two of Manhattan’s two famed park-centric neighborhoods. From Paige Hospitality, the creators of The Ainsworth, 121 Fulton Street, The Chester and Windsor Custom,  Ainsworth Park is New York City’s premium after- work hangout for young professionals in NYC. With the relaxed vibe of American sports bar, Ainsworth Park luxury design details  make sports watching a sophisticated venture on any given night. On New Year’s Eve, enjoy a five hour premium open bar, featuring Ainsworth Park’s cocktails, famed for their noticeably fresh ingredients.  Watch the NYE midnight ball drop on one of many HD TV screens that line the walls, as you toast to the New Year with complimentary champagne.

Drawing a young professional crowd as well as celebrities like Joe Jonas and Gerard Butler, Ainsworth Park is an upscale American sports bar, with all the sophistication of a lounge and the comfortable vibe of your favorite hangout. The 7,000 square foot venue features impressive wooden decor, including a wavy ceiling with hidden lighting and beautiful wood-slat walls. The walls are lined with 65 HD TV screens parallel to open-booth concept seating, ensuring guests an unobstructed view of the live ball drop from Times Square. Antique mirrors reflect light cast from antiqued candelabra chandeliers, creating a party ambiance.

Ainsworth Park is the quintessential American sports bar twisted with Park Avenue style. This New Year’s Eve in New York City, join the many who have come to love this NYC mainstay in the bar scene on NYE.

 http://newyears.com/us/newyork/parties_ainsworth-park_111-east-18th-street-new-york-ny

Don’t forget to keep your ticket stub! With your ticket purchase is a complimentary After-Party pass to Le Poisson Rouge, 158 Bleecker st. Doors open at 2am, a $35 value

Harry Styles and Kendall Jenner together at The Chester

Over the weekend two celebrities, Harry Styles of One Direction and Kendall Jenner, were spotted together at The Chester and the Gansevoort Hotel in NYC’s Meatpacking District. Thanks for the visit guys!

Here are the stories:

video: http://www.vh1.com/video/misc/986177/amanda-bynes-says-thanks-but-no-thanks-to-oprah-and-dr-phil.jhtml#id=1718685

article: http://hollywoodlife.com/2013/12/07/kendall-jenner-harry-styles-brunch-date-nyc-happy-dating-sleepover/

NY Eater: The Manhattan Heatmap, Where to Eat Right Now

Thank you to the NY Eater for the shoutout for the hottest place to  eat right now in Manhattan. The Chester keeps impressing and pleasing all its patrons!

http://ny.eater.com/archives/2013/11/eater_ny_heatmap.php#52794dc7f92ea155e400f513

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THE CHESTER

The Chester is the new all-day restaurant in the Gansevoort Meatpacking NYC. The menu, which was created by chef Sam Hazen, includes things like artichoke dip, flatbreads, a Maryland lump crab cake, a lobster Cobb salad, buttermilk fried chicken, and a “Chester burger” made with a Pat LaFrieda patty. The restaurant is being operated by Paige Hospitality Group, which also runs The Ainsworth and Southampton Social Club.

Holiday Party Planning

Now is the time to plan for your holiday parties! Whether you are wanting a small intimate dinner party or a larger event for your whole office, Paige Hospitality offers beautiful locations, superior service, and exceptional food  to create the perfect holiday party. Contact them today before their calender fills up!

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