OUT PROFESSIONALS SELECTS GRAMERCY’S AWARD-WINNING ADALYA TO KICK OFF OP’S INNOVATIVE DINNER NETWORKING SERIES!
On Thursday, September 8, Out Professionals inaugurates a new monthly series of LGBT networking dinners at Adalya, the intimate Mediterranean outpost on Manhattan’s historic Irving Place.
Choosing a location convenient to Union Square Greenmarket, co-owners Adina Azarian and Orhan Cokir named Adalya for an ancient port on the Turquoise Coast.
Out Professionals — very much including OP.LYNX, our dynamic women’s network, and dozens of our young and fast-rising LGBT professionals — sits down together tonight. Plan to pocket a few business cards and add to the buzz!
Adalya, “One of the 10 best Mediterranean restaurants near Flatiron” (Yelp), 55 Irving Place at 17th Street. Irving Place is between Third Avenue and Union Square East. Subway: 4/5/6, L, N/Q/R to Union Square.
Cocktail networking, 6:30 p.m. Drinks specials include house wines and well drinks, $6; draft beers, $5. At 7:30 p.m., Executive Chef Derek Miles (shown) invites you to choose an appetizer, an entree and a dessert from tonight’s prix fixe menu. Pair each course with an exceptional wine — just $36 extra.
THREE-COURSE PRIX FIXE MENU
Appetizer: Meatballs/caramelized onions/Meyer lemon; or Grilled Oysters/chimichuri; or Fried Cauliflower/Romesco sauce. Entree: Mediterranean Shrimp/arugula/fava beans/roasted eggplant/Payayo cheese; or Rare Coho Salmon/black garlic/baby bok choy/Granny Smith apples; or Hamburger/Valdeón blue cheese/fingerling potatoes. Dessert: Rosemary Olive Oil Loaf: Pistachio Gelato/Flourless Chocolate Tart; or Turkish Coffee Gelato.
FULL, SIT-DOWN DINNER
Nonmember $69, tax and service included; beverages on your own. Dues-paying OP Member $59. By advance registration only; sorry, no walk-ins. Registration closes at noon on Wednesday, Sept. 7. Pocket a copy of your online receipt; thanks!
IT PAYS TO BE AN OP MEMBER
Treat yourself to a 12-month Individual OP Membership (new or renewal) PLUS tonight’s inaugural dinner, just $99. And remember, that buys you a year’s worth of low-cost or no-cost networking and socializing. Order here.