Photos: Caroline Bossetti

BOîTE ADROIT. A hospitality sorceress, France native and Woodbury resident Caroline Bossetti (pictured below) years back had conjured up “W Soirées,” pop-up happenings in Connecticut replete with equal measures of wine, music and dance. Those morphed into a memorable but ephemeral Parisian-style salon at John’s Café.


In the spring of 2016, Bossetti threw caution to the tradewinds and opened Old Platform 6 in Watertown’s Oakville section, renovating a factory space in the Old Pin Shop complex astride Route 73. Industrial ambiance intact, its 2,800-square-foot space features refinished wood floors, 18 picture windows and a 14-foot-high ceiling. Bien sûr, antiques, community tables and paintings curated by Caroline (from local artists and abroad) elevate the experience.


Technically a membership club, OP6 is also available for private affairs, weddings, holiday parties ... almost any gathering. On Friday evenings, OP6 becomes a BYOB open-door music lounge, with a $10 cover charge for non-members. Enjoy live music and incredible food (including organic vegetarian) from a coterie of chefs.

Call ahead to confirm hours, menus and special events. Old Platform 6, 20 Main St., Oakville, 203-217-1299,

Robert DiGioia is the creative director for Hearst Connecticut Media Group, and an arts/society writer for its varied titles. A former Manhattanite and magazine publisher, he’s thrilled to be back in his birthplace, New Haven.