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!
It’s not often that you encounter someone so passionate about what they do to the point of perfection. Sharing the same values and also being a self taught chef, Yuji instantly made a connection with us. We mentioned how no food should be wasted, you should taste every ingredient that is mentioned on a menu, and how we hated that tasting menus got progressively heavier as the meal progressed. We also stated that we hate when we go to popups or supper clubs and you either: leave hungry, feel ripped off, or the food is cold with a makeshift kitchen. He happily obliged on all points. Continue reading →
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
It’s been too long since the last party. Long time no see. Let’s catch up with good beats and great company. Make new friends, reacquaint with old ones, go gangnam style or be a wallflower. It’s up to you, my lovelies. Just know that these parties are infamous for inadvertently hooking singles up. You know who you are.
It’s BYOB. A bottle of liquor gets you in. Into who or what, that’s up to you. Please leave the farm animals at home.
Drink responsibly. Or not, it’s your liver. Who cares, it’s the weekend.
UPDATE: What a blast cooking. 5 courses for $25 was the steal of the century. BYOB too! PICS HERE
For those who missed out, we’ll be resuming our Supper Club Dinners soon. October theme TBD, but always a diaper dandy!
P.S. A lil birdie told me there may be a private loft party soon in October as well, so stay tuned for details!
Our next i8 Supper Club will be held at the @Meal_Ku TriBeCa Loft. They are subsidizing this event so tickets are half price, plus you get a 5th course..FOR ONLY $25! It will also be a BYOB dinner but definitely one you don’t want to miss! We are maxing capacity at 14 seats. Tickets were announced via our Twitter, so if you want the scoop first, Follow us: @i8and8. There are still 4 tickets for sale as of 9/22. Hope to see everyone there! BUY TIX
Replacing Todd English’s former CrossBar space at the Limelight Marketplace, he is back at it again with Chateau NYC, a French restaurant with dishes that are sure to please. Fortunate enough to get a first taste of the menu, we were excited to see what this was all about. We were especially fond of the dish above, a perfect dish for the Summer season. Check out the album here and see for yourself if the trip is worthwhile.
UPDATE: This event has now been pushed back to APR28.
Every attendee MUST bring a dish (that feeds 10+). Also if you want to bring a friend, they have to bring a dish too. Please do not mooch, as that will be a bad reflection upon us for inviting you. Mooching is not cool and you will be kicked to the curb. Thanks in advance. :) If interested, email us with the dish you will be bringing and we will reply with the time/location.
Credit proprietor Jodi Richard for hand-pickingChef Matt Lightner for Atera, the former the Compose space at 77 Worth St in TriBeCa. Even more props for convincing him to come to NYC from Portland. This guy is the real deal, having worked at the highly revered Mugaritz, and it shows. When it comes to textures, temperature, and technique, the execution is practically flawless. None of the food is coerced or phony. Even their butter is intentional. The flavors? Well, read on…
Join I8NYC as we embark upon our first Tasting Table at the TAP-NY Taiwanese Night Market. For those of you who haven’t eaten at our i8 Supper Club, you can be sure we will be serving up something tasty and putting our own twist on a classic dish. See ya’ll there and don’t forget to follow us @i8and8.
It’s not often you find a restaurant group that excels at what they do. Let’s face it: fusion makes cuisine that much harder to pull off. From the same peeps that brought Greenwich Grill and Sushi Azabu spawns Ristorante Aglio. Where? On 277 Church Street. Yes, you read right. On a street riddled with misses [ahem, Stuzzicheria, Da Mikele, Kori, Matsugen (R.I.P.)], the odds are highly stacked against them. Primarily known for car traffic vs pedestrian traffic, you have to give people a reason to walk this street. How does Aglio rank?