Tasting Collective Blog

Where we memorialize our past dining events!

10-Course Seasonal American Series

August 1st, 2nd & 3rd at The Finch

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This was our first event series at The Finch, and member expectations were incredibly high given the restaurant's Michelin Star accolade and Chef/Owner Gabe McMackin's beyond impressive resume (Blue Hill at Stone Barns, Roberta's, and Gramercy Tavern). The event series got off to...

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9-Course Vegetable Preservation Series

July 17th & 18th at Hemlock

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This was our first event series at Hemlock, which opened just a few months ago. The restaurant has been getting a ton of buzz, and Executive Chef/Co-Owner Diego Moya has a stellar resume (Casa Mono, Kin Shop, and Dovetail). Additionally, we loved Chef Moya's concept for the series,...

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10-Course Nouveau Mexican 2-Seating Feast

July 9th at Lalito

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This was our first visit to Lalito and only our second time doing a 2-Seating Takeover, where we filled up the restaurant twice in one night. That's a lot of firsts for one evening so we were obviously a bit nervous and we knew that there was the possibility things could go wrong. Well,...

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9-Course Inventive Chinese/American Series

June 20th & 27th at Fung Tu

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It had been a few months since our last event at Fung Tu, and to be frank, we were craving some time with Chef Jonathan Wu! At our last visit, we thoroughly enjoyed the food but it was Chef Wu's storytelling that really blew us away. His storytelling was definitely still amazing during...

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10-Course Back To Brazil Feast

June 14th at Nomadic Chef Series: Act 1

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This event was full of firsts for us. It was the first time we featured Brazilian cuisine at an event, and it was the first time we brought our own chef into a restaurant with us to put on the show (unaffiliated with the restaurant we were at). Typically, the hosts are the executive chefs at...

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