Guests toast to Lookout, Hangar 1, 7x7, and Jen Puccio's host restaurant
Gabriel Freiberg mixes the evening's signature cocktail
The dinner took place in the restaurant's private back room
The evening's signature "Smashed & Stoned" cocktail with infused Hangar 1
Hangar 1 Master Distiller Caley Shoemaker with 7x7 Marketing Director Franchesca Allen
Beautiful arrangements from BloomThat set the mood of the tablescape
Anna Rose Heymann with 7x7 Managing Editor David Lytle
Hangar 1-inspired table decor
Lookout team members Leonela Salazar, Dana Campbell, Michelle Burns, and Susanna Reyes
Adrianne Denning with Gabriel Freiberg
Guests enjoying their decadent meal
Gabriel Freiberg, Dana Campbell, Michelle Burns, Anna Rose Heymann, 7x7 Marketing DirectoFranchesca Allen, and Adrianne Denning
Dana Campbell, Michelle Burns, Anna Rose Heymann, Franchesca Allen, Adrianne Denning, David Lytle and friends
Dana Campbell, Anna Rose Heymann, and Franchesca Allen
Gabriel Freiberg with 7x7 Account Executive Jason Oronzi
A bartender mixes a Hangar 1 cocktai
Colorful cocktails featuring Hangar 1 Mandarin Blossom
Flickering candles provided ambient lighting
Fresh from enjoying their celebratory after-work fete, the team at Lookout continued to celebrate their victory in the 7x7 Hangout Series with a decadent dinner held in a private room at Jen Puccio’s newest mid-Market establishment. Dozens of candles flickered, dancing off the luxe and layered decor to create an intimate and stylish atmosphere. Puccio and mixologist Gabriel Freiberg created a distinctive menu that played perfectly against the Hangar 1 craft cocktails, which featured the team’s hand-infused “Smashed and Stoned” vodka, flavored with nutty stone fruit pits.
Highlights from the four-course prix fixe dinner included ham and cheese soldiers with hen egg hollandaise, lamb scrumpets, steak and oyster pie, and double-crusted peach crumble (there’s that stone fruit again!). Guests from Hangar 1, Lookout, 7x7, and the host restaurant gathered together and toasted the long-awaited outcome of the competition.
Get the backstory on the face-off, complete with recipes, party photos, and our list of the top 25 Bay Area startups, by visiting the Hangar 1 channel.