May 12, 2021, 11:53.47 am ET  

Photo: Versa Rooftop                                                                            

VERSA Rooftop & Restaurant is now open. Located in the Renaissance New York Midtown Hotel, just steps from Madison Square Garden, VERSA’s open-air rooftop offers views of the Empire State Building. The rooftop is open Tuesdays to Saturdays from 3 pm to 11 pm. Summer hours may be extended in the coming weeks. As part of the reopening, contemporary artist Domingo Zapata will debut a customized mural for VERSA.

Backal Hospitality Group is also bringing back Hampton Road Trip (HRT) for the summer season.  The curated culinary experience for individuals and groups is available in all five boroughs and throughout the Hamptons.  It originally launched in 2020 during COVID. This year, HRT will expand their Chef Collabs with renowned and Michelin rated chefs including Bryce Shuman of Betony & Eleven Madison Park now creating some of the best BBQ in town, along with Evan Zagha & Bar Chef Dean Brown and Kelly Ruben for customized dining experiences including lobster boils, backyard paella parties, wine dinners, tasting menus and much more.

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