JUNE 7, 2015 | 6:00-9:00PM | ALOHA HQ AND URBAN OASIS
DAPHNE CHENG, CHEF CASSANDRA BODZAK, MEDITATION INSTRUCTOR JASON OSTRANDER, YOGA INSTRUCTOR
In NYC there are corporate headquarter offices and then there is ALOHA's HQ and Urban Oasis. Our Big Space June Fresh Feast took place on June 7th, 2015 and featured the amazing meditation teacher Cassandra Bodzak, Chef Daphne Cheng, and Big Space Founder and Yoga Instructor Jason Ostrander. The evening included a yoga and meditation class that focused on self love and care led by Cassandra and Jason and followed by an amazing 5 course fresh feast dinner prepared by the uber talented Daphne Cheng.
Feast 3.0 - Rooftop Soiree en Blanc
JULY FEAST AND ROOFTOP SOIREE EN BLANC RECAP SPONSORED BY TY KU SAKE AND SPIRITS JULY 11, 2015 | 6:00-9:30PM | NOHO ROOFTOP
RON FAN, CHEF FERN LANGHAM, YOGA INSTRUCTOR JASON OSTRANDER, HOST AND FOUNDER OF BIG SPACE: FEAST
Feast 5.0 - Feast for the Senses
FEAST FOR THE SENSES AT EXHIBIT C - RECAP SEPTEMBER 27, 2015 | 6:00-9:30PM | EXHIBIT C
LAUREN UNGER, CHEF JASON OSTRANDER, YOGA INSTRUCTOR DAPHNE CHENG, VENUE HOST
Our September feast at Exhibit C was one of the the most intimate, yet energetically powerful dinners we have ever hosted! Daphne Cheng's newest endeavor Exhibit C is located on the Lower East Side of Manhattan and was the perfect location for this event! Exhibit C serves as a blank canvas for culinary events and classes. The modern fixtures and open kitchen served as the perfect backdrop for our Feast!
We began our evening with a blindfolded yoga practice led by Big Space Founder and Instructor Jason Ostrander. The practice was infused with essential oils and many participants expressing how insightful and humbling it was to be blindfolded.
In keeping with our Feast for the Senses theme we covered the table in white faux fur, and sprinkled droplets of eucalyptus and lemon essential oils around the table. Decorations were kept simple so the food could be the star of the show! We always love putting menus in envelopes, it's like opening a present!
Feast 6.0 - Juxtafusion at Exhibit C
JUXTAPOSITION AND FUSION AT EXHIBIT C - RECAP NOVEMBER 14, 2015 | 5:00-8:30PM | EXHIBIT C.
DAPHNE CHENG, CHEF CHELSEA FILE, YOGA INSTRUCTOR JASON OSTRANDER, BIG SPACE FOUNDER & HOST
After a last minute change, FEAST 6 settled in at Chef Daphne Cheng's amazing space and culinary exploration center, Exhibit C on the Lower East Side. With sponsors, WTRMLN WTR and Pure Green guests enjoyed an evening of delicious cocktails, wine, and amazing plant-based cuisine.
Before settling in to a family-style dinner, guests began the evening with a powerful and intense yoga practice led by Chelsea File. An instructor at Cyc Fitness, Brooklyn Bodyburn and Modo Yoga Chelsea's class fused all of her backgrounds in movement, was heart-opening, and vigorous, with an emphasis on alignment and form.
We are so lucky to have Daphne Cheng as a friend and collaborator. Sticking with the theme of juxtaposition and fusion, Chef Cheng prepared an amazing family-style dinner with influences from ethnic cuisines from around the world. The highlight of the evening was definitely the dessert tacos (think dried fruits, nuts, caramel, banana creme, and purple rice in a tortilla). What we love about working with Chef Cheng is that she comes from a place of spontaneity and FUN, using only the most seasonal ingredients.
Feast 7.0 - A Mindful Performance at Lululemon Hub 17
A MINDFUL PERFORMANCE AT HUB 17 - RECAP MARCH 11, 2016 | 6.30-9.00PM | HUB 17 AT LULULEMON FLATIRON
MARIA RIZZO-THE HALCYON GOURMET, CHEF CHLOE MACKENZIE, YOGA INSTRUCTOR JASON OSTRANDER & CHELSEA FILE, BIG SPACE NYC
The Hub 17 space at Lululemon Flatiron was BUZZING with energy for our 7th Feast! Before settling in to a family-style dinner, guests began the evening with a powerful and intense yoga practice led by Chloe Mackenzie. An instructor at Y7 Yoga, Brooklyn Bodyburn and Unity Yoga, Chloe's class fused her passion of powerful movement with the best in hip hop and R&B tunes creating an intensely powerful, yet accessible, practice.
"Life cracks us into unrecognizable shards of former incarnations. Slivers of our hurt and our pain and our shame nestles next to fragments of our truth, our divinity, our fierce reclamation of power. It is this very brokenness that allows us to knit together, kaleidoscope style. And we spin and shift and turn to the light until we appear brilliant, lit from within. Suddenly we are revealed; unexpected beauty born directly from brokenness. We have to be willing to break in order to become." - Jeanette Leblanc
Feast 8.0 - Summer Brunch Block Party
SUMMER BRUNCH BLOCK PARTY 8.0 - RECAP JUNE 26, 2016 | 12.00-4:30PM | THE HALCYON GOURMET - BROOKLYN, NY
MARIA RIZZO, THE HALCYON GOURMET, CHEF SARRAH STRIMEL, YOGA INSTRUCTOR LORD FASCINATOR, DJ JASON OSTRANDER & CHELSEA FILE, BIG SPACE NYC