As much of the U.S. population continues to shelter in place, getting takeout or delivery from local restaurants and cocktail dens has become a favorite weekend pastime, especially for apartment dwellers living in major urban areas. In an effort to create a lifestyle experience that goes beyond traditional brick-and-mortar amenities, many upscale residential developments are now teaming up with restaurants, bars, and gourmet food purveyors to offer residents an array of at-home dining options, including pantry stocking services from artisan grocers; programs and tastings from beloved wine bars; and cocktail-design classes from local hotspots.
While these experiences certainly can’t replace the satisfaction of snagging a prime reservation at a popular new restaurant, these partnerships have proven incredibly popular in these times of isolation, with many property developers planning to forge new ones in the years ahead. Some luxury properties have recently formed F&B partnerships with popular restaurants and food retailers.
Los Angeles: Astéras Kings + Erewhon Market
Who doesn’t miss kick-starting their morning with an espresso and pastry pairing from the local coffee shop? Fortunately, the residents of Astéras Kings – an ultra-sleek boutique rental development launching this fall in West Hollywood—will have access to an automated rooftop espresso bar where they can brew their caffeinated concoction of choice and even enjoy it poolside. When it comes to breakfast options to serve alongside their brew, residents can take advantage of the building’s grocery delivery and pantry stocking services courtesy of Erewhon Market, the ultra-chic natural grocer beloved by celebrities and known for launching the latest in health and wellness trends, including the oft-hyped Coconut Cult yogurt.
New York: Waterline Square + Cipriani
At Waterline Square – the three-tower, starchitect-designed luxury development on Manhattan’s Upper West Side – residents can take advantage of pantry stocking, grocery provisioning and food delivery from Cipriani, the globally acclaimed hospitality brand. The world’s first-ever large-format culinary experience will span 28,000 square feet at Two Waterline Square, and feature a multi-faceted food and beverage experience complete with numerous specialty food counters, Cipriani’s largest bar in the world, and a full-service restaurant. Additionally, Somm Cellars Wines & Spirits, the on-site luxury wine purveyor, will provide home wine delivery, and currently offers virtual tastings and seminars to residents.
New York: One United Nations Park + Bowery Group (Cookshop, Shuka, Vic’s and Rosies)
One United Nations Park, located in the storied United Nations corridor along Manhattan’s First Avenue, offers a luxurious global lifestyle to residents. Leading lifestyle concierge LIVunLtd is currently offering an incredible virtual platform with a full calendar of food and beverage events, including “Wine University”, a weekly IGTV segment with Sotheby’s Wine. It’s also working with Bowery Group (known for the popular downtown dining destinations Cookshop, Shuka, Vic’s and Rosies), whose Beverage Director gives a weekly demo on how to make the signature cocktails served in these restaurants.
New York: 30 Warren + Terroir Tribeca
To get acclaimed sommelier Paul Grieco on speed dial, the most affluent wine enthusiasts need only move into 30 Warren, a luxury condominium just blocks away from Paul’s Terroir Tribeca, a beloved local institution and birthplace of the “Summer of Riesling” movement. The property is rolling out one of the most ambitious wine programs in NYC real estate, where residents can enjoy an array of services including private wine tastings and one-on-one consultations about collecting food pairing, and auction participation. From acquiring hard-to-find bottles to storing expensive collections, 30 Warren’s unique program, Tribeca Select, streamlines the wine-drinking experience for residents, allowing them to enjoy and then easily re-cork customized selections without any hassle. Residents can enjoy VIP reservation status at Terroir as well as in-home catering.
- Sommelier and wine services: Resident Sommelier and Founder of Terroir Tribeca Paul Grieco offers 30 Warren residents an array of services from hosting private wine tastings to offering advice on wine collecting, food pairing, and auction participation.
- VIP status: Residents can enjoy VIP reservation status at Terroir as well as in-home catering.
- Wine collecting and cellar storage: Chambers Street Wines, specialists in naturally made and rare wines from the Loire, Piedmont, the Rhône, Burgundy, Champagne, Spain, Germany, and the United States, offers 30 Warren residents access to its unique selection and provides convenient, temperature-controlled wine storage service.
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