New York Celebrity Chef-Owner Eddie Huang of BaoHaus in the East Village will be in the 'haus' on Boston's waterfront on March 14, kicking off a new celebrity chef series with Big Night Entertainment Group Executive Chef Kevin Long at Empire, the hip Asian restaurant that opened last summer.
Huang, a former lawyer, standup comedian, TED 2013 Fellow, and acclaimed chef whose Taiwanese and Chinese fare has been called "crave-tastic," joins the staff at Empire to offer a $50 a head dinner with dishes such as "Coffin Bao Fried Chicken with Spicy, Tingly Condensed Milk," "Pi Dan Tofu," and other signature items, such as the famous steamed Bao (buns) from his popular restaurant which he plans to expand to other sites in New York.
The celebrity chef series, says Chef Long, wil be "a fun process. "We get to know these guys and work with them. Eddie's the first and we're negotiating with others. The series will run through the Spring. It's an opportunity for us to bring more focus to the waterfront. I think our food at Empire is the best Asian food we've done."
BNEG, which also has Red Lantern in the Back Bay, is at the forefront of development on the waterfront, Long adds, noting that Empire will see two office buildings open next door by late fall and several condo development are also in the works as the area develops into a new neighborhood in the city.
Chef Long, who oversees BNEG's various properties - Empire, Red Lantern and GEM in Boston along with SHRINE Kitchen, Lounge and Nightclub, High Rollers Luxury Lanes and Lounge and the Scorpion Bar at MGM Grand at Foxwoods Resort Casino.
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