• Hoboken’s Halifax Boasts a Stylish Setting

     
    FROM THE Summer 2018 ISSUE
     

    Meet and eat at this seafood-centric dining outlet. 

Seadon Shouse isn’t one to shy away from hands-on projects. The chef behind Halifax, tucked inside the W Hoboken, makes his own vermouth, cures and smokes his own seafood, and even travels to Montauk to make his own sea salt. It all stems from his childhood in Nova Scotia, which also influences the menu at this stylish spot overlooking the Hudson River. Inside, the space is open and airy with bare wood tables and concrete accent walls, but it’s those floor-to-ceiling windows framing views of Manhattan that certainly capture the attention of diners. Private dining runs the gamut from wine-pairing dinners, charcuterie and cheese tastings, and speakeasystyle events. The private space accommodates 60 for cocktails, while a buyout accommodates larger parties for 200 cocktails/150 seated. 

“Halifax is able to do a large-scale event but they have a very personal approach to food,” says Alex Rush, public relations representative.

As for that food, between raw bar small plates, cheeses and charcuterie, the menu is definitely designed for plenty of sharing and is seafood-centric (think lobster rigatoni and seafood stew). “I wanted to create a menu that spotlights North Atlantic coastal seafood, but it’s not just a seafood restaurant,” says Shouse. Indeed, with lamb meatballs and duck flatbread among the menu’s offerings, this contemporary cuisine isn’t just about the sea. 

These retro-style bars bring legit cool to cozy gatherings.

If you’re trying to help your team bond, impress a client or show your colleagues that you’re still cool, hold your next intimate gathering at a secret speakeasy. Some of these establishments have been around since Prohibition and others replicate the illegal bars from the 1920s. 

 

Retreats and off-site meetings present wonderful opportunities for groups to collaborate, strategize and build relationships away from their normal office environments. With proper planning, these sessions can be highly effective and even pivotal in setting a new direction. However, off-sites may present some unforeseen challenges that can quickly deflate the energy in the room if not anticipated and addressed in advance.

 

Entourage Events Group is determined to produce events that elevate brands, cultivate community and leave lasting impressions through the creation of unique and memorable event experiences. With a corporate office located in Minneapolis, Entourage Events Group can host more far-flung events in unique and historic venues.