The global sensation created by Jean-Georges Vongerichten and Phil Suarez that transformed a neighborhood and the dining scene globally is celebrating 10 years. Spice Market is inviting guests to celebrate with them by offering a 10-course tasting menu, dubbed the “10 At 10″ menu, which features recipes from notable chefs, including: K.F. Seetoh, Marja Vongerichten, and more, paired with classic Spice Market dishes that have never left the menu.
For a building that has been in New York City’s landscape for about 100 years, 10 years is definitely a significant celebration to showcase how the surrounding area, as well as Spice Market has evolved. The authentic restaurant was built with a vision to resemble Southeast Asia, which was accomplished by assembling bits of the restaurant with pieces from different parts of the world. Artifacts from ruins were used to assemble the restaurant to maintain the authenticity, with the bar imported from Indonesia, Kitchen from Malaysia, even the floors are 500 years old, as well as the hut in the front of the house imported from India.
Mr. Vongerichten and Mr. Suarez reflected on the 10 years and how the neighborhood and culinary culture has changed since then in a video tribute produced to honor the occasion.
Pulling inspiration from Southeast Asia, the menu was created after a tour to the area by Jean-Georges and his chef team. After testing and tasting authentic cuisine from the country, Jean-Georges returned with ideas to execute an impressive and authentic menu that is showcased at their restaurant today.
To taste some of their new and old staples, the menu is $52 with an optional wine pairing of $39. The menu launches in March.