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NYC’s Food Scene: Subway Series: Indian-inspired Tapas Popup Party

Events Subway Chef Shuchi Tapas Popup Party Experience

We love NYC’s food scene and all the fantastic events hosted by renowned and upcoming Chefs throughout the city! So, how about attending a “Subway Series: Indian-inspired Tapas Popup Party”?

Events Subway Chef Shuchi Tapas Popup Party ExperienceNYC’s food scene gets even better when you join food with a secret NYC spot, right? We are, obviously, the biggest fans of secret locations and uncovered spots throughout the city!

We’ve written about chef Shuchi from 29. Private Kitchen and how she’s influencing NYC’s food scene.

The day we met her, was during a super exclusive and fantastic experience called “Dinner Under the Bridge“. We met at Jane’s Carrousel, and headed to a gorgeous private table at the waterfront at sunset. Dinner started, while the entire Manhattan skyline lit up. Breathtaking!

More about her upcoming, secret popup:

“Come join Chef Shuchi’s table at a unique underground cafe for the popup of a lifetime!

This cafe is located in a Subway corridor (yes!) and they have exclusive access for the evening (+ bragging rights forever after!).

And, if that’s not tempting enough, she will be serving a selection of her signature Indian-inspired small plates & tapas. Mostly veggies with some chicken or fish.

All this and plenty of great conversation makes this is a must-do night out in May. Be there, or…be there! And, witness a unique, Indian-inspired Tapas secret party.”

  • Date: Wednesday, May 3rd
  • Time: 6:30pm – 9:30pm
  • Price: $75/pp (incl. tax & gratuity)
  • Only 12 Spots!
  • Small Plates & Tapas* + Dessert

Location & other details sent only to confirmed guests.
*Unfortunately no dietary requests can be accommodated for this meal.*

To check out other events by Chef Shuchi, take a look at her website!

Plus, if you are interested in hosting a private event for your friends & family, or if you’re looking for a great chef for your upcoming Corporate Event, let our experts help you. We can find the perfect chef for your event, and also, connect you directly with Chef Shuchi.


Photo and Text Credit: Chef Shuchi, aka 29. PRIVATE KITCHEN

Best NYC Taco Showdown For The Taco-Lovers

Events Up Coming Komeeda Food & City Taco Showdown NYC

Our good friends from Komeeda and Food & City are hosting a great event for the Taco-Lovers called: Taco Showdown NYC! Come find out who will win the Best NYC Taco Title!

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We love Tacos, so we decided to share an event with the Best NYC Tacos!

Well, who doesn’t, right? If you ever meet someone that doesn’t, be careful with them. LOL!

We’ve been in countless events organized the guys at Komeeda, and this time, they are doing something new and spicy!

For this event, they’ve partnered up with Food & City to host the Taco Showdown. Together, they will bring in the most outstanding taco venues competing for the Best NYC Taco, at a super cool location.

To start, the place is called The Mezzanine and is located in the Financial District neighborhood in Manhattan. The super high ceiling and floor to ceiling windows certainly sets the mood!

So, how it will work?

  • Attendees each enjoy one taco from each competing Taco Team
  • Each taco is critiqued and the votes for the best taco in NYC are placed
  • Votes are tallied and we announce the winner of the Taco Showdown NYC

Plus, to expect great wine and beer to pair with the tacos. And still, cupcakes by one of the best chefs in town!

It’s surely a fun eating experience and we hope to see you all there!!!

So, sign up for early bird tickets and have fun at the #TacoShowdownNYC.

Questions? Contact us! And last, if you want to organize a private event catered with tacos, let us help you out and organize it for you! We’ll secure the best tacos and even have great chefs on sight to entertain your guests!

For corporate events, let our experts assist you.

Date: Tuesday, March 14th
Time: 6pm – 9pm
Location: The Mezzanine @ Bond Collective – 55 Broadway

Photo Credit: @ClosetFatGirl

Chef Showdown V For The New York City Foodies

Events Up Coming Komeeda Chef Showdown V 2016 Dish

Komeeda’s Chef Showdown is back and will rock the world of the New York City Foodies. Three amazing Chefs will compete in the Chef Showdown V!!!

Events Up Coming Komeeda Chef Showdown V 2016

Three Chefs. Six Bites. One Champion. This is Komeeda’s Chef Showdown V.

They are back and we couldn’t be happier to be part of it again!!! The event is organized by Komeeda and will be hosted at BKLYN Commons on Thursday September 22nd, 2016.

Three fantastic Chefs will be featuring two of their best bites for the crowd to eat and rate their culinary creations!

Who are they? Chef Alexander Magloire II, Chef Dania Robley-Lehi and Elijah Dalager! If you’ve never heard of the…well, you should! So, come a see what they will be creating for this night!

Come out and support them and their fellow competitors. And still, help us choose who will be the champion of the Chef Showdown V.

We will all be able to vote for the best food, presentation, creation! So exciting!

In addition, we’d also like to thank all our fellow Chefs, contributors, partners for this awesome food experience: Beyond The Eats, BKLYN Commons, Stefani Style Inc., Eemas Cuisine, Chef Paula & Nelson!

More about the event:

“The Chef Showdown is a kommunity competition, bringing together talented and extraordinary chefs, food influencers and food lovers for an evening of tasty bites, delicious drinks and an awesome foodie-sphere.

The experience is designed to create a competitive platform for three self-made culinary artists to cook up their creatively crafted bites to an audience of 100 attendees. The bites will be eaten and rated by the people, at which the chef with the highest rated dish at the end of the competition will be crowned!” 

Also, if you’d like a private event, catered for you with any of these chefs, let our experts organize it for you! For a corporate gathering, also contact us.

Price: $20/person
Date: September 22nd
Time: 6:30pm – 9pm
Location: 495 Flatbush Avenue, Brooklyn – beside Prospect Park

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Photo Credits: Courtesy of Komeeda

Secret NY Dinners: Scottish dinner inside a church, in Brooklyn

BTSNYC Experiences Up Coming Dinner Lab by Katie Bird Photography

Dinner with Chef Kwaku Boah, the starred chef de cuisine from Lola Restaurant? Secret addresses disclosed only on the day of the event? A huge group of people have a great time around the same table? Come explore secret NY dinners, with Dinner Lab.

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Dinner Lab is a a membership-based social dining experiment that unites undiscovered chefs with adventurous diners who want something different from the traditional restaurant experience.

They have Free and Select Memberships. The main difference is that Select Members receive early access to purchase tickets to events. Tickets for their events sell out pretty fast. Select members also receive tickets at a discounted premium price.

“We don’t dictate what our chefs cook. Instead, we ask them to tell a story through their menu – recipes that speak to their background or heritage, ingredients they’re passionate about, or completely new dishes they’ve been honing and are ready to share with you. Our cuisine, venues, and patrons are constantly in flux, so each Dinner Lab event exists for one night only.”

Founded by Brian Bordainick in New Orleans, in the year of 2011, they started offering unique dinners for guests. It suddenly grew into being part of the gastronomy pop-up scene in several different cities.

Anyone can be a member and attend a Dinner Lab event, as long as you sign up for a free account on their website. You’ll receive access to all their upcoming dinners in the city you live.

All members can purchase event tickets for themselves as well as a guest, with event prices averaging $50 – $80/person – including 5+ courses, beverages, tax and gratuity. You can view information about the chef and menu ahead of time, but the location is kept a secret until the night before. So exciting!

We had at great experience at Burns Night – a night that always centers around a supper that features a few key components. This time, it was a Scottish dinner, inside a church, in Brooklyn.

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“One of the main focuses of the evening is paying homage to Robert Burns, so poems are read and sung in unison,” says Peter Karras, Master of Scotch at Pernod Ricard. “The night is filled with Scottish tunes. Bagpipes, acoustic guitar, or fiddles are a must.”

Here is what we ate:

  • #1 Course: Scotch Broth – pearled barley, charred onion, root vegetables, tallow toast
  • #2 Course: Cured Scottish Salmon – crispy sunchokes & potatoes, cultured cream, preserved lemon
  • #3 Course: Charcoal Roasted Cauliflower – soubise, herb crumble, leeks, farmer’s cheese
  • #4 Course: Smoked Lamb Haggis – sour cabbage, neeps & tatties, stone fruit mustard
  • #5 Course: Whisky Oatcakes – popcorn custard, barley malt, bramble butter

In addition, this event was hosted inside a church in Fort Greene Brooklyn. Besides being one of the neighborhoods we love the most, it’s definitely a different dining spot, right?

Their upcoming dinners will be on: April 1st, 9th and 16th, so go onto their website to register! We can’t wait!

If these secret NY dinners are the types of events you are looking for, then, take a look at what they guys at Komeeda are up to!

We are able to cater priceless experiences for you. So, for private dinners, let us know what you imagined in creating! For corporate events with a unique twist for your team or clients, contact our experts to assist you.

Photo Credit: Courtesy of Dinner Lab, Caitie Mccabe, Jeff Thibodeau, Katie Bird Photography, Aaron Lyles, Ryan Green, Nicolai A. McCrary, Debby Wolvos

UnCovering Vail – An Exclusive Behind The Scenes Experience

Our Experts Recaps Vail Snow Mobiling BTSNYC Group

Hey guys, we are very excited to tell everyone about a recent skiing adventure, in Vail! We had an exclusive behind the scenes experience uncovering this incredible destination!

Our Experts Recaps Vail
Photo Credit: Courtesy of Vail Mountain

We were invited by Vail Mountain and Vail Brasil for an exclusive 5-day Behind the Scenes experience in the beautiful town of Vail in Colorado.

This was an amazing corporate project we organized in partnership with Azzi & Co – a PR agency based in New York City.

The group explored the town, #UnCovered its secrets, had fun skiing – and falling a lot, ate at the best restaurants and had a few sport adventures high up in the mountains!

The group had renowned Influencers from the U.S. and Brazil. We do hope you enjoy our post and pictures!

Oh! We before heading to Vail, we had a 2 day pitstop uncovering Denver, where we will also posted about what we discovered. Then, we had a beautiful drive up to our ski destination.

Game Creek Restaurant

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Having dinner 10,300 feet up in mountain!!!

So, the supreme restaurant in Vail, the Game Creek Restaurant, is not actually down in the valley, but high up in the mountains!

The experience started off by getting a gondola and going up, up, up in the mountains, with an amazing night view of the valley and a moon light…hard to describe, illuminating the beautiful lined up trees while we flew through them…

Then we jumped into one of those huge snowcats that cruise through the mountains like wild animals in their natural habitat! So cool!

The restaurant is an European style chalet, with a cozy ambience, great wine list and fabulous food! I had the heirloom tomatoes, the best butternut squash I have ever eaten, ratatouille and for desert the pear sticky toffee pudding, all paired with a perfect choice of red wine!!!

The experience is not half as fun, without mentioning extremely exclusive, as actually doing it in real life!

The Game Creek Restaurant is open from 6 – 8:30pm to the public for dinner, after that, only members are allowed in!

Winter: Tuesday – Saturday: 5:30pm – 9pm
Summer: Thursday – Saturday: 5:30pm – 8:30pm | Sunday: Brunch 11am – 2pm
*Reservations are required!*

Location: Game Creek Bowl, in the back bowls of Vail Mountain


Chef Showdown Clash By Komeeda

Event Up Coming Komeeda Chef Showdown Clash

Yum!!!! Komeeda is doing it again! And this time, they’re bringing back their 2015 winners for a Chef Showdown Clash!

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Chefs Paula Ignacio, Chef Flo Valdez, and Chef Jasmine Sheth are coming out to prove who has the tastiest kommunity #bites.

So, this time they have some big-time sponsors, starting with Microsoft Store that will be hosting Komeeda at their new 5th Avenue store.

Then, they also have the support of Peatix as the official tickets platform, and The FoodStand, a healthy food app that teaches people to build healthy eating habits. Plus, we always offer our continuous and unconditional support for the #KomeedaMovement, as one of their Media Sponsors.

What to expect:

“The champions of the 2015 Chef Showdowns will be doing what they do best, making your tummy happy. But, this time, they’re taking their talents to new levels. Thinking they’ve created their best bites in previous showdowns, they’ll have to one-up themselves and each other. They’ll concoct two-bite size culinary creations to impress the kommunity. You, the audience, will taste, critique and judge each bite based on creativity, presentation and taste. The chef with the highest rating will be served with the Chef Showdown Grand Apron!”

We’ll be a part of the event! We’re all looking forward to a wonderful afternoon and thankful to everyone involved.

Tickets are available now.

Take a look at past Showdowns, so you can have an idea on what to expect during this culinary adventure! We are sure that you’ll have a fantastic time meeting new people and exploring new and unique dishes.

See you all at the Chef Showdown Clash!

Tickets: $25 Online I $30 Credit Card Payment at Door
Ticket includes all six bites, non-alcoholic beverages, welcome hors d’oeuvres. Plus, the opportunity to vote for the Chef Showdown Clash of Champions winner.

Date: February 6th, 2016
Time: 3pm – 6pm
Location: 677 5th Avenue

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Komeeda’s Chef Showdown #3 NYC For The Foodies

Our Experts Recaps Komeeda Chefs Showdown 2015

There are countless NYC food events and finding the right one can be a guessing game. The guys behind Komeeda really know how to put together an amusing and delicious event. This is a recap of what went down at the Chef Showdown #3 NYC!

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Every day there are countless foodie events happening through out the 5 boroughs. Therefore, it’s quite tough to know which one to pick! The best events are made up of a mix of things: the crowd, the music, the venue, the experience and obviously, the menu.

Komeeda does it all! As they say, they are “Rewriting The Culture of Food”! We love it!

So, we decided to partner up with Komeeda and Peatix to sponsor their “Chef Showdown #3 NYC“.

To begin with, the event provided a platform for new and ambitious chefs to showcase their creative talents via a social and interactive evening.

Also, it brought together three innovative chefs, food personalities and food lovers (a.k.a you!), for a night of bites, drinks and conversation.

Three chefs Amy Weisinger, Brandon Walker and J. Paula created two bite-sized appetizers each, reflecting their creative abilities.

In addition, the audience, tasted, critiqued and judged each bite based on creativity, presentation and taste. We were able to see them prepare, and serve everyone. Each dish was quit unique and very tasty!

Finally, the winner was crowned the Showdown Champion: Chef J. Paula!

When: Thursday, October 8, 2015
Time: 6:30pm
Where: District Co-Work – 1204 Broadway
Ticket Pricing: $25 online | $30 cash at door

Ticket included all six bites, beer & wine, hors d’oeuvres by Chef Showdown #2 Champion, Chef Flo. Plus, the opportunity to vote for the Chef Showdown #3 winner.

We love NYC food events!

For the foodies, or aspiring foodies out there, contact us so we can organize customized gastronomic experiences for you and your friends. For companies, we also offer event planning services and have creative ideas to wow your team or your clients.

Photo Credit: Courtesy of Komeeda

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