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1960s New York style at Platform 61’s first birthday

Food & DrinkBy Morgan Flanagan Creagh
1960s New York style at Platform 61’s first birthday

South William Street’s Platform 61 is one year old and celebrating in style.

The eatery will be throwing a spectacular New York City 1961 themed feast over two-nights on Thursday 28 July and Friday 29 July

Guests will be greeted with Platform 61’s signature cocktail – the P61 on arrival, and over the course of the evening be served a five-course tasting menu inspired by the glamour, chic and excitement of New York City in 1961.

The menu, designed co-owner and chef, Sinisa Strbad will feature imaginative and adventurous takes on classic cuisine and give a flavour of Platform 61’s culinary offering.

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Among the delights in store for guests are gin cured salmon with gin and tonic jelly and cucumber ribbons; duck confit with sweet potato fondant and fois gras brûlée, and Platform 61’s infamous nutty brownie.

“In July 2015, we started putting the restaurant concept together, looking for a suitable location and sourcing the best ingredients from local suppliers before officially opening to the public, said Zoe Hertelendi, co-owner.

“It’s been a whirlwind year but we’re been overwhelmed with the positive feedback the restaurant has received from customers.

“As you know, the restaurant setting is inspired by Track 61, a secret subway platform under the Waldorf Astoria in New York City, so what better way is there to celebrate our 1st birthday than with a nod to the location and time-period that inspired our design”, she added.

In addition to the menu, there’ll be further nods to the theme of New York City 1961 throughout the evening.

Tickets for the event which takes place from 7pm on Thursday 28 July and Friday 29 July start from an incredible €30 and are available online