48 Lounge Hosts Fabulous Summer Kickoff Party
This week, we had the pleasure of attending the Summer Kickoff Party at 48 Lounge in midtown. This elegant space is situated in a prime location of Manhattan and features a beautiful full bar, plenty of plush seating, and ample space for mingling.
“Around 8p we have an amazing menu, and people start ordering food. The food is prepared fresh on site on what we called a shared food menu,” said co-owner Brian Packin.
Brian along with his lovely wife Carrie welcomed guests and referred them to their extensive menu of appetizers and sophisticated cocktails. Food items included a variety of bites including impressively tender and flavorful filet mignon sliders and grilled baby carrots. Among our favorite cocktails were the Summer Solstice Sangria, a refreshing summer drink of white wine that is infused with cumquats, as well as the Violet Kiss, a seductive purple cocktail topped off with an edible flower. Gorgeous!
“Many of our cocktails are done by in house infusions,” said James Cottingham, General Manager and mastermind behind the amazing cocktails at 48 Lounge. Since many of the drinks are infused with jalapeño, Cottingham and his staff conduct jalapeño tastings to test out the best peppers for their beverages. “It’s important to know the product in the actual drink,” he continued.
We were impressed by the color scheme of the space, which also matched the colors of the beautiful cocktails circulating the room. Fantastic flower arrangements adorned the lounge, making a large space cosy and welcoming.
“We are fantastic for events, small and large. We do breakfast and lunch. We really are versatile, and it’s really nice to come with a small group of friends and get a downtown food experience in the heart of midtown. It’s really a high end place to visit,” said Brian.