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Lexus Restaurant Gif by Reb Czukoski for use by 360 Magazine

INTERSECT BY LEXUS – NYC

Eccentric, experimental, exquisite – all are adjectives that best describe dinner at Intersect NYC

Intersect NYC is a co-operative project between Lexus and Union Square Hospitality Group, with additional locations in Dubai and Tokyo. Union Square Hospitality Group collaborates with a wide array of businesses: Anchovy Social (DC), Blue Smoke (NYC) and LoBall (NYC).

Intersect by Lexus is a dynamic and delicious encounter hosted in a handful of tech-forward cities where charismatic epicures, who themselves break the mold, are immersed in the automotive giant’s ecosystem without physically driving nor owning one of their vehicles. The venue can be defined as “a manifestation of omotenashi, a Lexus core value characterized by an unwavering commitment to exceptional hospitality.” Omote means public face, and “nashi” means nothing; omotenashi ultimately meaning that everything produced comes from the heart with honesty and no concealment. 

Situated in the trendy Meatpacking District of New York City amongst chic shops and nightlife, the physical unit of Intersect features an unrivaled open-air market, complete with a lounge, restaurant, and event space. The two-level, square-like locale houses an immersive environment of edible delights and whimsical handmade cocktails. The experience can be best described as living through the magic that is an episode of travelling host and star Anthony Bourdain‘s Parts Unknown. The overall atmosphere emits a decadent, intuitive and contemporary feel. Situated throughout the space are a vast assortment of cookbooks on mantelshelves, including The Thousand Dollar Dinner: America’s First Great Cookery Challenge by Becky Libourel Diamond. One particularly intriguing structure is an accent wall designed by lauded Japanese interior designer, Masamichi Katayama of Wonderwall. The installation, in close proximity to a black metal stairwell, is illuminated with recessed lighting and encased in glass, creating a moment where severe modernity meets the magical. The private dining room is an intimate space where an array of occasions can be held, wedding receptions, corporate gatherings and pop-ups in a reclusive yet bespoke setting. Intersect by Lexus is an ideal place for guests to be entertained, inspired, and educated, and serves as a conduit where ideas, people, and culinary creations unite.

The kitchen interchanges every six months – an ever-growing and evolving list of impressive artisanal cooks fabricate their own menu to challenge and delight visitors. Intersect by Lexus welcomed its seventh Restaurant-in-Residence, New Orleans’ Creole eatery, Compère Lapin. Chef Nina Compton owns and operates the New Orleans restaurant in tandem with Bywater American Bistro (BABs) where it is a well-loved hit in the Big Easy. 

Compton is the third chef chosen this year, and is a James Beard Award-Winner and Top Chef: New Orleans runner-up. Chef Compton graduated from The Culinary Institute of America in 2001 and first embarked on her remarkable professional career at Daniel in NYC. Chef Compton blends her signature Gulf coast ingredients with island flavors. Compton hails from Saint Lucia and her bill of fare is an array of Caribbean and Cajun-inspired dishes, such as dover sole meuniere and hot chicken. 

Currently, Intersect NYC is led by classically trained Executive Chef Nickolas Martinez, the former executive chef of Foragers. Chef Martinez established his own culinary identity through his Midwestern roots and passion for French techniques. Chef Martinez, like Chef Compton, graduated from the Culinary Institute of America. As executive chef, Chef Martinez prides himself in creating a “space dedicated to the ethos of the Lexus lifestyle, and a home to a unique dining experience.” 

This three-star Michelin restaurant remains on the minds some of the most influential critics, as well as in the memories of all those who have explored the flavors and festivity firsthand. The service, presentation and wine pairings are unprecedented in their attention to palettes and details. 360 MAGAZINE had the opportunity to enjoy the pour deux menu among other enticing choices, sampling many of the most acclaimed dishes currently in circulation.

We began with two cocktails: the Ruby Lo-Ball and the Best Bank Punch. The Ruby features a fruity concoction of port wine, apple, ginger, and soda, for something refreshing with a bit of a snap, while the Punch, a drink of vodka, lillet, thai basil, passionfruit, and Sirop JM was both stronger and herbier. While both served up a revitalizing and uncommon flavor dynamic, we preferred the Ruby Lo-Ball as our cocktail of choice. After these early drinks, 360 turned to wine for the remainder of our meal. With a divine wine-list curated alongside the main dinner menu, every choice is certain to impress, and 360 was utterly charmed by our choices. A Bourgone Aligote, a very dry white French wine, as well as a Zind Chardonnary, a white blended with fruity notes that was not very oaky but with a sense of tartness, dazzled.

The food itself surpassed all expectations, proving the multifaceted style of the space extended to the delectable food. For our appetizers, we selected the hush puppies with cilantro crema, a light and delicate take on a classic, as well as the Louisiana barbecue shrimp with chervil and baguette and the stuffed back crab served with uni butter and charred lime. All these impressed – the upscale takes on Southern classics captivated a certain sense of comfort while still being creative, decadent, and extravagant. This tradition continued into the entrees, where 360 pursued the “pour deux” – for two – menu, where one large serving plate is presented to two diners to share. This is not only a meal for romantic evening – everyone from couples, to friends, to business partners took part in this unique savory affair. 360 sampled both the hot fire chicken with red beans and rice as well as the dover sole meuniere with brussels sprouts amandine served with celery root and parsnip puree. The sole, perfectly baked in a warming butter sauce, as well as the succulent and crispy chicken with a fiery side, left our team more than satisfied with its mouth-watering excellence. An airy mango sorbet cooled things off before our main dessert, chocolate with passionfruit and a cashew croquant, an ambrosial finish to a perfectly piquant meal. 

Intersect NYC, from its style to its connoisseurs to its ambitious culinary pursuits, enamored 360 all the way through. For a sleek and satisfying adventure, Intersect NYC is the ultimate dinner venue.

Article by: Vaughn Lowery, Armon Hayes, Elle Grant, McKinley Franklin

NEW MENU FOR LÍO LAS VEGAS

BELLAGIO UNVEILS MENU FOR LÍO IBIZA’S DEBUT AT

THE MAYFAIR SUPPER CLUB

Ibiza meets Las Vegas October 18-31 as Lío by Pacha Group takes over The Mayfair Supper Club at Bellagio Resort & Casino. The legendary dinner cabaret will bring its signature Spanish sizzle to the stage and the cuisine with two unique menus only available during the limited run.

“Lío’s premiere at The Mayfair deserves a menu filled with flavorful and fun menu concepts,” said Bellagio Executive Chef Nathan Frost. “We took the core elements of American supper club culinary culture and infused it with Mediterranean ingredients and style to create memorable dishes during the show’s limited engagement.”

Guests can select between a three-course or five-course prix-fixe menu of Mediterranean-Vegas specialties before immersing themselves in the intoxicating sensory soiree that is Lío Las Vegas.

Lío Las Vegas Menus (Available October 18-31, 2021)

Three Course Prix-Fixe

Opening Act

Chilled Shrimp – The emblematic Las Vegas Shrimp Cocktail is complemented with the tastes of Northern Spain through a zesty piquillo pepper sauce and vegetables.

OR Baby Gem Lettuce – The refreshing greens are adorned with Manchego Cheese from Spain’s La Mancha region alongside soft herbs and sherry vinaigrette.

Headliner

Loup De Mere – Straight from the Mediterranean Sea, the region’s signature seabass is topped with a persillade sauce.

OR

Filet Mignon – The iconic Las Vegas high-roller dish is served with Sauce Perigourdine topped with black truffles that elevate the pristine filet.

OR Cauliflower Steak – Vegetarians will delight in a roasted cut of cauliflower paired with Marcona almonds, imported from Spain, and served with shaved radish and mint.

Encore

Disco Ball – The closing act delivers The Mayfair’s signature flair with a dark chocolate ball covered in 24-karat gold.

OR Fresh Fruit on Ice – Seasonal fruit selected from the farmer’s market, served on hand-crushed ice.

Five Course Prix-Fixe

The Exposition

Pata Negra Jamon Handroll – Las Vegas’ culinary showmanship provides a new perspective for the prestigious ham from the Iberian Peninsula. The pork delicacy is rolled with a Tomato Gastrique featuring luxurious notes of Spanish Sherry vinegar used in the syrup’s reduction. A topping of premier Daurenki Caviar completes this one-of-a-kind appetizer.

OR The World’s Best Veggy Roll – Fall flavors abound in this vegetarian roll filled with tempura squash, grilled shiitake mushrooms, ginger, and scallion.

First Hook

Marinated Tomatoes – A nod to the storied tradition of tomatoes in Spanish culture, the marinated dish comes plated with green olives, cured lemon, and opal basil.

OR Tuna Crudo – Flavorful slices of raw tuna are juxtaposed with a pistachio-and-mint vinaigrette and an avocado mousse for an original bite of sweet, salty, and earthy flavors.

Rising Action

Risotto – Respecting the variety of cuisines throughout the Mediterranean, the Lío Las Vegas menu amplifies its Risotto with the renowned Bordier Butter and Parmesan-Reggiano for an immensely creamy delight. Truffle shavings is an available addition.

Climax 

Surf & Turf – Two of the most opulent dishes combine for Lío Las Vegas’ Surf & Turf, featuring Lobster Thermador cooked in a cognac cream topped with a gruyere cheese crust, complemented by a melt-in-your-mouth filet of Mishima Wagyu beef.

OR Honeynut Squash – The autumn-inspired vegetarian option celebrates the pomegranate – the symbol of Granada – through a rich molasses paired with the squash alongside sumac yogurt and mint.

OR Dover Sole – Sourced from European waters, flash seared and plated with champagne beurre blanc and a zingy tarragon gremolata.

Resolution

The Cigar – An extraordinary dinner cabaret calls for a showstopping dessert. The Mayfair’s signature sweet features edible milk chocolate and hazelnut cigar showpiece that arrives vanilla-smoked under a glass cloche.

OR Citrus Tart – The zesty treat is accompanied with a perfectly singed meringue.

OR Fresh Fruit on Ice – Seasonal fruit selected from the farmer’s market, served on hand-crushed ice.

 

Supporting Cast (sides provided with both prix-fixe menus)

Wagyu Beef Rice

Potato Puree with Black Truffle

Asparagus Amandine

Guests can submit reservation requests via Here to experience an evening like no other in Las Vegas. After submitting requests, guests will be contacted by a Mayfair Lío representative to confirm availability and reservation details.

For more information, visit Here.