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Best Place to Cheat On NYC Chefs


As one of the world’s great dining cities, NYC attracts culinary professionals from around the globe. But even here it’s rare for a single venue to feature recipes from more than one of the country’s top toques — at least outside of exclusive benefit dinners and restrictive pop-ups. Enter Chefs Club, a restaurant from Food & Wine magazine that operates as both a mouthpiece for the publication and a showcase for the talent it endorses. First launched in Aspen, Colorado, three years ago, the club now has a New York location — built into the ground floor of Soho’s landmarked Puck Building — helmed by culinary director Didier Elena and executive chef Matthew Aita. Their New American menu (broccoli pizza, chilled corn soup) is peppered throughout with faithfully re-created dishes from a diverse cadre of chefs. Recently, Seattle’s Zoi Antonitsas contributed a Greek melon-and-tomato salad; biscuits with sorghum butter and ibérico ham came courtesy of Atlanta’s Linton Hopkins; and Jowett Yu of Ho Lee Fook in Hong Kong made his mark with dim sum prawn toast garnished like Japanese okonomiyaki, with Kewpie mayonnaise and seaweed powder. Beyond the nightly offerings, Chefs Club also hosts ticketed tasting events for both heavyweights and up-and-comers to strut their stuff in a private inner sanctum dubbed “the Studio.” 

275 Mulberry Street, Manhattan