Why young people with plenty of disposable income are mimicking the dining habits of their parents living in retirement communities is an enigma yet to be explained. Nevertheless, ask any restaurateur in New York, and he will tell you that 6 o’clock is the new 8 o’clock.
The development leaves one wondering what the next frontier in high-end dining will be. One possibility is suggested by the latest move by Jungsik, the innovative Michelin-starred Korean restaurant in Tribeca, which is offering a non-alcoholic wine pairing to accompany its Signature Menu.
The seven-beverage pairing, curated by Wine Director Cameron Dellinger and General Manager Kevin Goyenechea, opens with the Thomson & Scott “Noughty” Sparkling Rosé, made with organic Tempranillo grapes. Other selections from the program, which can be found here, include the Proxies x Dominique Crenn “Pétanque” White, Giesen Sauvignon Blanc from New Zealand, and Muri’s “Nuala” Red from Denmark.
The complete pairing is priced at $115 per person.