Eight Eat | June 25th

Eight Eat is a curated private plant-based dining experience hosted by Chef Mario Buccellati. The mission is to bring people closer together to the generous present moment through food.

This 7-course dinner takes place on a beautiful rooftop terrace with a breathtaking view of the Manhattan Skyline. Everything on the menu is made fresh and with premium ingredients.

Chef Mario will walk you through the techniques & inspiration behind each dish as well as answer any questions that guests may have at the end of the meal.

Each guest will receive a complimentary 72 hour proofed focaccia.

We look forward to serving you.

What People Are Saying

'Experience' is the right word, and the evening is a special one at that. Chef Mario's "Eat Eight Experience" is part dinner party, part flavor exploration. As final preparations were being made in the kitchen I met my fellow guests on the terrace over a glass of wine amongst the potted garden, taking in the striking Manhattan skyline. We settled into our seats and were formally welcomed to the evening. Conversation and laughter around the table with new acquaintances and friends was punctuated by Chef Mario's presentation of each uniquely creative and thoughtfully crafted course, each a celebration of vibrant seasonal flavors and artistic precision. At the end of the meal we tried, and failed, to determine which dish was "best."  Mario returned to chat with us, welcoming all our questions - mostly, "How??" in response to the nuanced depth of flavors and textures. His passion for food and its ability to bring people together, paired with a remarkably seamless presentation, makes for a delicious, comfortable, and truly memorable experience.


The Eight Eat Experience by Mario Buccellati is like nothing else you've ever experienced. A dinner party with people who start as strangers and end as friends. Thoughtful, beautiful, delicious vegan food with a view that cannot be beat. Mario is a thoughtful, innovative chef the likes of whom are hard to find. He's in a class all his own. I can't wait to visit Mario in his future Michelin star NYC restaurant and say "I knew him when!"


When I first heard about Mario's Eat Eight Experience, I thought I would go one time only as an experience that I was pretty sure I would like. He really blew my mind in a way I could not anticipate. All the flavors and complexity of each of his dishes were incredible, and it wasn't only that, I was super nervous about going by myself, and I had the best time ever. It ended up as an opportunity to connect with other people and have a fantastic meal together. That being said, I've been going to his dinners for the last 3 menus and I keep getting amazed each time. I highly recommend it.


It may be an addiction...but it’s one that doesn’t hurt anybody (or any animals). Attended another amazing dinner prepared by the talented Mario Buccellati. We were absolutely blown away by this 7-course plant-based tasting menu, part of The Eight Eat Experience. Everything is handmade, inventive, and delicious. It was an out of this world meal and experience and I can’t wait until next time!


What a beautiful experience with artful food by the talented Mario Buccellati. A 7 course plant-based dinner on a roof top overlooking the city to celebrate my friend's birthday in our love language of food and adventure. I highly recommend the Eight Eat Experience. I appreciate the innovation and elevation in plant-based cooking with family values around the intimacy of dining together. The event hosts only 8 and has a steady flow of food for 3 hours.



Can I make any modifications to the menu?
Due to the intricate nature of our menus, we may not able to offer allergy accommodations. You may send an email to chefmariobuccellati@gmail.com to inquire about your allergies. Thank you for your understanding.

Can I bring my own bottle of wine?
Absolutely! However, we do provide a couple of glasses of complimentary vegan wine sourced from Italy courtesy of VeganWines.com

Where does this experience take place?
This exclusive experience takes place in Long Island City, Queens. The address is disclosed upon purchase.

Can I bring containers for leftovers?
Yes. We can also provide each guest with a to-go container upon request.

What is the timeframe for this experience?
We ask guests to arrive at 15 minutes early to socialize before sitting down to dinner. The Eight Eat Experience lasts about 3 hours. Each course is served about every 20-25 minutes.

What is your cancellation policy?
This event is non-refundable due to demand and limited seating. No exchanges for other dates. All sales are final.

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