Those with an appetite for culinary adventure will not be disappointed in the city of New York. On the dinner plates of the Big Apple, we find an enticing blend of the familiar and the strange – so buckle up and prepare the taste buds for an exciting tour of a great tasting city.
Restaurants are often referred to as a three-legged stool. Each leg is part of the experience: the food, the service and the ambiance. Dining out is so much more than just eating, it’s an event—or at least, we believe it should be. For a truly memorable dining experience, patronize places that incorporate all three legs. Excellent food and outstanding service aside, you also have to grade a restaurant on whether the vibe fits the menu. Depending on whether you’re a breakfast, lunch or dinner connoisseur, here’s what to look for.
Since our i8 Supper Club days, we have been busy partnering up with a few Companies to share our love of food with the masses. Here is a Sample Fall Menu below to whet your appetite. We can also cater Cocktail Parties and Dinners as well as Corporate Events, Weddings.
Beef Tongue pastrami? Cocoa Puff carbonara? If you want the highlights of what else went down trendwise, click here. We only hit the creme de la creme events. Our faves are listed below w/ pics in tow. Our highlight of the weekend was when Chef Tom Colicchio blasted us on twitter after we tweeted saying his dish was a tad too acidic, if anything. All in all, a good weekend for a great cause! Continue reading →
A rare gourmet delicacy may be just below your feet, but unless you own a truffle-hunting pig, you probably haven’t had much luck hunting these valuable fungi. Man’s best friend may be able to help. The dog is the modern truffle hunter, and while they may require some training, canines can become masters. Continue reading →
Undoubtedly one of the best (if not THE best) meals we’ve been invited to write about. @Felice_83 is definitely a sleeper since there is a plethora of Italian Restaurants to choose from in NYC. Don’t be fooled like we were though! At first we were skeptical going in thinking that this was just another chain restaurant trying to push their weight around and collect money while they pass GO! with little/no attention to the food. Boy, were we wrong…
We were invited to take part in a GoVimbly Blogger Pizza Making Class at 180 on Little Italy. We literally wined and dined our way through an authentic experience. We had taken a pizza class at Pizza A Casa prior so we knew what to expect. This was less formalized in the sense that portions were given and recipes were not handed out. This was more of a tactile class, one which you go by feel instead of measurements. Also, at 180, everyone made 1 thing and 1 thing only: True Neapolitan Pizza. No fancy stuff! Continue reading →
This is atypical of us, but we are going to divulge a recipe used in our i8 Supper Club. This drink was inspired by our #SouthernHolyGrail theme. The ginger liqueur in this is handcrafted, hand labeled, and definitely lives up to its ‘intense’ namesake. In keeping with Carolina pride, we tried to do the South proud without getting too crazy and keeping with its roots. We felt the sweet tea brightened up the ‘donkey kick’ to your throat from the ginger, a good thing. The St Germain brought added some floral notes to round it out. The recipe is actually very simple… Continue reading →
The theme for our next i8 Supper Club dinner was inspired by a trip down South to North Carolina. During our week long stay there, we not only ate our way through it, but we also visited a family farm and took a few cooking classes in a Southern home. The fruits of our labor and newly acquired knowledge will be showcased on July 27 when we bring you the best of Tarheel Country (with a twist as always). We have been busy with gigs outside of this realm, but we are especially excited about our comeback dinner from Hiatusville since February. Has it really been that long already? Anyway, here’s a Sweet Tea cheers to hoping you can join us! We will have a Southern guest chef and we may even get a food sponsor or two. BYOB as always
P.S. Yes, the Amuse is an entire biscuit, not a bite. We don’t skimp here!
Join us at a Private SoHo loft for Scentgasm: Cool Summer
with the i8 Supper Club.
Three food pairings will be served cold.
Your admission will include all of the following:
3 scents & cocktails via Mindy Yang (@godolcevita)
3 savory food tastings via Jeff Chin (@i8and8)
1 dessert via Hazel Sy (@tastypursuits)
1 dessert via Lysa Chen (@chezlysa)
1 dessert via Josephine Son (@JoJo_Son)
UPDATE: What we did know: To come hungry. What we didn’t know: There would be 7 dishes, all of which were full portions besides the sushi rolls (menu above, right). Chef Honrado (above, left) was so gracious and humble with his Kool-Aid smile that we knew we would taste love in his food. The plating was on par with the best. We were especially happy with the salmon and the scallop dishes. Some constructive feedback/tweaks to the menu was given and we are positive that everything will be taken into consideration going forward, if not already. If you are in the area, shoutout @RestauranThalia and GO!
You wil be amongst the first to taste the Malaysian food Truck/Cart hitting the streets of Manhattan by storm. Mamak is Indian Style Malaysian food, something new to the scene. A fusion of sorts, it incorporates the best herbs and spices to give you a satisfying hearty meal. Full menu MENU 1 | MENU 2 will be on display so you can follow them on twitter as well as a take home flyer for a future discounted visit! Follow @LoveMamak
We hope you can join us as Mamak Rendang as graciously offered to give us a first taste at their new culinary creations. The location of this event will be in FiDi (Financial District)
Always in support of the little guys, we love the notion of bringing a full-time Night Market to Manhattan. If some of you may recall, we did partake if their event last April in which we served gizzard dumplings :) | BUY TIX