It's a very exciting time in travel. Recently, more than ever, the age bar of luxury travelers has dropped dramatically. Affluent jetsetters in their late 20s and early 30s are taking to the skies, seas and cities soaking up a new level of luxury, specifically geared to Generation Y (luxurY, as we like to call it). To keep up with the latest luxury travel news for this specific market we've tapped our own Meagan Drillinger who is hot on the case. Be sure to tune in to Luxury Travel Advisor weekly to see what kinds of gems she digs up for the younger society set.
While the original concept of the supper club is perhaps a bit tired and outdated, today's luxury youth is bringing it back with a modern, exclusive twist. We were on the scene in Williamsburg last week to check out the latest reincarnation of a classic concept: Mayanoki Sushi Supper Club.
This intimate experience (which caps at usually around 16 diners) pops up in random venues throughout the five boroughs. Our dinner was held at Brooklyn Oenology Winery in Williamsburg. Each dinner is prepared omakase style by sushi chef Albert Tse, and the courses are paired with wines.
Some of the highlights included fluke wrapped around fresh lobster, followed by fresh yellowtail in ponzu sauce. But our favorite was the scallop, tuna and wasabi served with garlic soy and tobiko. The salty, briny soy paired perfectly with the fresh fish and we loved the pop of the tobiko.
Why we loved it: Mayanoki brings together groups of like-minded, young professionals who are interested in meeting new people in creative venues across the city, with a common love for sushi…and wine. What is more GenY than that?
Tickets usually run around $100, which includes everything. The next supper club will be held August 20 back in Williamsburg, so be sure to catch it!
For tickets or to get on the mailing list visit www.mayanoki.com.