Founded in July 2011 with my cousin Marissa Chen, Ogc NY creates experiences in the form of concept dinners and gatherings. With each event, we take a starting concept and run with it, always challenging ourselves to push past our own boundaries. For those fleeting moments, the result — through the food, drink, and atmosphere — is the creation of singular experiences and entire worlds unto their own, brought to life by our guests. From the moment we stepped into 93 Montrose Avenue, we knew it was a gem. The layers of narratives, of the building itself and the lives its inhabitants lived, were palpable in its bones. Substantiated by historical research across archival documents, tax photographs, census sheets, and more, we unraveled the history of the building and neighborhood. Mashed up with references to past and present New York-specific restaurant culture, with a nod to the evolution of social dining in America over the past century, Dinner at MOUNT ROSE'S was a reimagination and an homage — to the place itself, and to neighborhood dining establishments of the near and distant past.