The Eight Eat Experience

The Eight Eat Experience is a 3 hour private fine dining event curated for an intimate group of 8 guests in Chef Mario Buccellati's home.

Join us as we take you on a culinary journey that celebrates creativity and the beauty of plant-based cuisine, all within the enchanting ambiance of a New York City garden terrace while the sun sets over the stunning backdrop view of the Manhattan skyline.

This 7-course menu is all scratch made, incorporates molecular gastronomy techniques, and showcases special ingredients sourced from the garden. Chef Mario will walk you through his process for creating each dish and answer any questions you may have.

To accompany you on this adventure, included is a selection of complementary Vegan Wines sourced exclusively from the vineyards of Italy. For those seeking a non-alcoholic experience, we also offer crafted mocktails.

As a token of appreciation for joining us for the night, each guest will also receive a gift bag packed with a loaf of freshly baked focaccia, a jar of pasta sauce, and an assortment of aromatic herbs from the garden, allowing you to bring a touch of The Eight Eat Experience back home.

Our goal is to connect people from across the world over fun and creative plant-based dishes in a New York City garden getaway.

Our intention is to bring back the joyous experience of communal dining, where the present moment is savored and cherished.

We look forward to serving you.

$ 175.00 USD

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

Chef Mario's finesse in presentation is nothing short of extraordinary, leaving guests in awe of his culinary artistry. As you indulge in his masterful creations, he graciously shares the backdrop of inspiration for each dish, unveiling the remarkable ingenuity, devotion, and adoration infused into every bite. He is an exceptional chef and host. The night is unforgettable from the minute you walk in from the welcoming service to the cool breezy ambiance, to the enjoyable atmosphere, and eclectic music. Moreover, the thoughtful parting gesture of personally curated packages, filled with garden-fresh produce and delectable treats, serves as a testament to Chef Mario's dedication to ensuring that his guests depart with a lasting impression that is unforgettable. Every dish prepared by Chef Mario reflects his unwavering commitment to each culinary endeavor and to the satisfaction of his esteemed clientele. The tastings and meals he provides to you are unexplainable regarding the amount of bold and exciting flavors that hit the palate. When he explains how he creates each masterpiece from scratch it feels as if you are embarking on a journey of enjoyment, richness, and a sense of well-being all in one. Chef Mario's profound devotion to plant-based cooking breathes new life into the concept of inspiration, illuminating a path that reveres kindness, health, and respect for the food we eat. With the Eight Eat Experience, he instills a deeper understanding of these values. Chef Mario and his Eight Eat Experience is one-of-a-kind that everyone in NYC can enjoy and we cannot wait to experience what he's cooking up next season! It was quite a pleasure.

Lauren D.
'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.

Cameron C.

My husband and I had such a great time at the Eight Eat Experience, and we can't thank you enough! First of all, the food was incredible, and it's obvious how much time and care Mario puts into his craft. Each dish was delicious, and surprising in how creative the flavor combinations were. In addition to the great food, the atmosphere was lovely, and totally unique. Food is truly something that brings people together, and to meet six new people over such a beautiful meal, was really special. Thank you again for an amazing evening! We will definitely be back in the future.

Lauren W.

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!"

Tamar A.

When I first learned of the Eight Eat Experience I was excited and eager to take part in this special event.  The food was incredible, the location breathtaking and company of other guests all unknown to me made for a special shared evening. Each course was so exquisitely created and displayed and presented me with new found flavors, techniques and food flavorings.  I highly recommend anyone interested in creatively crafted food dishes, vegan or not to take part in this experience.

Jenni C.

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.

Beatriz A.

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!

Megan L.

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.

Geeta K.


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 to inquire about your allergies. Thank you for your understanding.

Where does this experience take place?
This exclusive experience takes place in Chef Mario Buccellati's home in Long Island City, Queens. The address is disclosed upon purchase.

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 minutes.

Can I book out an Eight Eat Experience for my own party?
Absolutely! Please fill out the form on the contact page to submit your request. We look forward to hosting you.
Note: Requests for dates before June and after October will be indoors due to cold weather.

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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