"Best 2K I Ever Spent" Co-Op's Alan Philips' Blowout Birthday Bash

by Mara Siegler · June 17, 2011

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CO-OP Food & Drink in the Hotel on Rivington came alive last night, as over 200 guests celebrated the birthday of owner Alan Philips. Close friends, including girlfriend and fashion designer Gelareh Mizrahi who hosted the evening, enjoyed a private wine pairing dinner prepared by Chef John Keller.  Mia Moretti and Caitlin Moe provided the music and a giant cake with sparklers was served for the occasion.

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Guests enjoyed amazu ponzu white fish tempura, hamachi crunch, CO-OP rolls (spicy tuna topped with rock shrimp tempura), truffled hamburgers and CO-OP chicken lollipops,  a personal favorite of Philips. CO-OP Pastry Chef Mame Sow prepared the desserts which included soft chocolate ganache, sticky toffee cupcakes and espresso creme brulee napolean.  Everything was paired with creations by master mixologist Julio Torres, who whipped up a cocktail called a Pink Bazooka.

CO-OP opened last May in the space that used to house Thor. Be sure to take a look at our pics from their opening party which drew the likes of Chloe Sevigny, Josh Hartnett, Darren Aronofsky, and Anna Faris. Prior to opening the venue, Philips became  well known for his Guerilla Culinary Brigade and "Pop Up Restaurants" including The Feast and The Thirst.

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