Gear Up for Fall with Benchmarc Events
Labor Day may only have been a few days ago, but Benchmarc Events is going full speed ahead as we’re gearing up for the busy fall season. We’re already booking events for corporate lunches and holiday parties, so if you’re looking for a spot to host your next office meeting or post-work celebration, look no further than one of our several restaurants!
Landmarc Time Warner is the perfect space for corporate meetings, holiday parties and other larger events.
If you’re looking for something a little more casual, head to Ditch Plains Upper West Side - a relaxed venue for post-work drinks, and take advantage of our NFL package with your friends and coworkers.
Landmarc Tribeca is great for more intimate occasions, such as rehearsal dinners or cocktail parities.
Last but not least, Ditch Plains West Village is ideal for more lively and laid-back events, like engagement or birthday parties, and work mixers.
So cross off one more thing from your “fall to do list” and contact us today to book your next autumn event in one of our great restaurant spaces!
Landmarc at the Time Warner Center
Ditch Plains Upper West Side
Ditch Plains West Village
Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff
As event planners, we know how overwhelming the planning process for an event can be. Not only do you have to figure out the major logistics like a venue, a date, and an invite list, but also all the small details. That’s where Benchmarc Events comes in! We’re all about the small stuff here at Benchmarc.
Of course things like the venue and who will attend are important, but it’s the little details that can really make your event unique and memorable for both you and your guests. We love coordinating gift bags and sweet takeaways for your guests, like salt water taffy, caramels, cookies, or even cotton candy. Who doesn’t want something sweet to munch on after a fun night?
Customizable touches are another specialty of ours. We work with clients to design unique menus and place cards to fit with the event theme. The large wall mirror at Ditch Plains in the West Village is a fun way to share special messages or sayings with your guests. We also love to create unique menu items based off beloved family recipes and favorite dishes to make your event more personal.
Rather than stressing about those place cards or gift bags for your next event contact us at Benchmarc Events, and we will gladly take care of all those details and more, so you can actually enjoy the event planning process!
Our signature caramels
Add your personal messages to our wall mirror at Ditch Plains!
Salt water taffy for the road…
photo credits: The Shaltzes
Hot Diggity Ditch Dog!
One of the most popular menu items at Ditch Plains - and our personal favorite - is the Ditch Dog. Ditch Dogs combine two of the most delicious and beloved American foods of all time into one savory snack: hot dogs and macaroni and cheese! Remember way back when mom would toss a box of mac and cheese with a sliced hot dog? Well the Ditch Dog is all that childhood nostalgia wrapped into one adult-size bite. There’s no powdered cheese or microwaving involved here; our Ditch Dogs are all beef hot dogs served on a toasted Martin’s potato bun, topped with gooey, homemade macaroni and cheese. (Fear not, vegetarians! Tofu dogs are also available).
Not only is the Ditch Dog a staple on our everyday menu, but also at several of our events. Bring your next tailgate indoors, and let us cater your game-viewing party with Ditch Dogs and other tasty snacks. Or bring out the kid in everyone at your next birthday celebration with Ditch Dogs for all. We also offer mini Ditch Dogs for our events, so you can get your dog on no matter the setting or occasion.
Check out the delectable photos below for a taste of this speciality. And if you just can’t get enough, come and get the real thing at either of our Ditch Plains locations in the West Village or on the Upper West Side.
A Break from Winter: Bikinis & Martinis with Roxy
After the freezing temperatures this past weekend, it’s safe to say that winter has officially arrived in New York City. Rather than hibernating inside, buried under layers of sweaters and blankets, we were excited to host the spring preview party, Bikinis & Martinis, for Roxy clothing at Ditch Plains in the West Village. What a better way to forget the frosty air and bulky snow boots than with a party celebrating the new, fun surfer-inspired looks from Roxy?
The Bikinis & Martinis event truly was like a trip to the beach in the middle of January. Our Ginger Fizz, Guava Guava, and English Margaritas were a refreshing and fruity treat; and our menu - mini lobster rolls, fried pickles, crab salad on endive, mini cheeseburgers, mini pizza margherita, mini cookies and mini red velvet cupcakes - was like that of your favorite summertime beach shack. Our flat screen TVs at Ditch Plains had Roxy’s cool video roll on loop all night, adding to the beachy feel of the night.
Check out the photos below - courtesy of one of our favorite photographers, Jason Shaltz - to bask in the fun and forget about the lack of summer sun outside your window!