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elNico Offers Holiday Spectacular in Williamsburg
November 28, 2023, 11:20.07 am ET


Celebrating the festive season, Williamsburg’s elNico will debut its first inaugural Holiday Spectacular installation. Located on the restaurant’s fully insulated rooftop, the Holiday Spectacular is an immersive environment filled with holiday decor that sets the perfect backdrop for celebratory gatherings open to the public between December 1st and December 31st.

Throughout the month, guests will enjoy a unique holiday infused cocktail menu created by James Beard Award winning author and bartender, Leo Robitschek and beverage director Cristhian Rodriguez. Expect seasonal takes on your favorite drinks in addition to highly Instagrammable large-format cocktails.
Events include:

• elNico x LighthouseBK Collaboration Dinner| Friday, December 8th

This festive dinner celebrates the first night of Hanukkah and the holiday season. elNico’s executive chef Fernanda Serrano and LighthouseBK’s founder, Naama Tamir will create a four-course menu inspired by their blended cultures complimented by cocktail specials and optional wine pairings from elNico’s beverage director, Cristhian Rodriguez. Cult-followed singer and comedian, Dani Luv, known for his long-standing gig at Sammy’s Romanian, will perform two acts adding a playful spirit to the evening.

Reservations can be made via Resy (Tickets start at $100)

• Mexico City’s Limantour Takes NYC | Tuesday, December 12th

James Beard Award winning bartender, Leo Robitscheck, and elNico bar director, Cristhian Rodriguez, will join forces with one of Mexico City’s hottest cocktail bars and #7 on the World’s 50 Best Bar list, Limantour. Enjoy a sampling of unique cocktails from Limantour and elNico with a few holiday specials throughout the evening. We’ll dial up the festivities with vibey, DJ entertainment performed to the sweeping backdrop of the Manhattan skyline and Holiday Spectacular decor. Event is open to the public.

• Intro To The World of Agave Mezcal Tasting | Wednesday, December 13th

Explore one of Mexico’s most mysterious and popular spirits - Mezcal. Led by elNico’s Beverage Director, Cristhian Rodriguez, you will get to taste eight unique distillates as you learn more about Mexico’s agave regions, the three primary mezcal categories and its rich history. Expect an enlightening afternoon filled with delicious spirits and light bites within elNico’s festive holiday atmosphere.

Tickets ($60) can be purchased via Resy

elNico is located on the roof of The Penny Williamsburg at 288 N 8th St., Brooklyn. For more information, visit