PLAN DATE: THURS / AUG. 23
First, let’s eat. Café Altro Paradiso narrows in on the best elements of Italian cuisine, but with a minimalist rustic-chic canvas. With industrial-inspired lighting, a massive floor-to-ceiling wine rack doubling as a sleek wall sculpture, and a mix of marble and wood tabletops, this is not your typical Italian bistro. This restaurant is all about the atmosphere, walking that fine line between classic inspiration and modern influence. And you’ll be glad to know that that same attention to detail extends to its meticulous plating—whether you’re going for something as classic as their lasagnette or as unique as their cherries-based crudo di tonno.
After dinner, contrast the neutral palette of Café Altro Paradiso with the Color Factory’s explosion of, well, color. In this 20,000 square foot space in SoHo, the Color Factory invites you and yours to take an imaginative dive into a vibrant, creative sensory experience courtesy of a massive roster of contributing artists. The entire space is decked out in colorful installations collected from around the city that encourage a wide range of interactivity, whether visually or physically. Just keep in mind that the exhibit takes roughly an hour to walk through and ends at 11 p.m.
Dinner, Art Exhibit
Class: $38/Person for Color Factory
Café Altro Paradiso
234 Spring Street, Manhattan
idk tip: Pair the Hazelnut Semifreddo with their Cappellano dessert wine.
251 Spring Street, Manhattan
idk tip: You can’t buy tickets at the door, unfortunately, so definitely plan ahead for this one!