Tinsel & Twine



The Tinsel Dinner Series: Urban Cowboy

As these New York City days are getting colder, and the sun is setting earlier (4:30 PM today! Lawd. Why.), and as we're trying desperately to keep our heads high with all the bad news going down, we're reminiscing about the sunny summertime. Summer was happy. It was warm. We weren't wearing 17 layers of wool. 

Working in Event Design, we saw that there's big demand to connect entrepreneurs and creatives in seemingly disparate industries. So, we started the TINSEL & TWINE Dinner Party Series, where we connect various business owners, creative professionals, industry leaders, and ballers and hustlers to create mutually beneficial relationships–facilitating the perfect combination of good food, good people, good design, and good vibes. This summer, we hosted a little gathering as part of the dinner series, featuring our friends at Urban Cowboy and Poppy's Catering

The guests were seated at a long dinner table decorated tastefully to capture the mood of summer in a country-getaway right here in the city. The mood was fun, summery, and urban/country-chic.

The Urban Cowboy aesthetic is masculine and industrial. So, to add some brightness, we created and chose floral arrangements and table décor to complement the venue’s dark accent pieces. We kept it light, refreshing, and reminiscent of summer time.

TINSEL enlisted the help of Poppy’s Catering, who designed a beautiful seasonal menu meant for sharing. The meal started with fresh radishes with butter and maldon sea salt and local green salad with snap peas, corn, ricotta salata, and mint. The main course included quinoa tabbouleh and golden grilled chicken with lemon, green tomato and cucumber salad with basil, pistachio, feta, and herbs. Dessert was a blueberry peach cobbler with crème-fraîche whipped cream. Not to mention the fact that the presentation of the food was perfection. That's some good-lookin' cheese right there.

The premise of the TINSEL Dinner Party Series is to gather New York City-based tastemakers and movers-and-shakers in an intimate atmosphere to encourage real, meaningful connections. The guestlist included successful young professionals and entrepreneurs from Bergdorf’s, Birchbox, DesignSponge, Kate Spade, The Food Network, and Zio & Sons, in addition to the hosts: TINSEL, Poppy’s Catering, and the Urban Cowboy himself.

Big thanks to Armando Rafael for capturing a wonderful evening. Nothing like his brilliant eye to make us want to lick the food right off of this page. Just sayin'.

Champagne and chicken,