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21 9th Ave
New York , NY    
Lounge and Top 40
Need a Saturday night spark but too tired and jaded from the City’s nightlife and its rowdy followers? Welcome to Catch. Located in the heart of the Meatpacking District, this seafood tower is contemporary, refreshing and raw. It’s obvious that the menu was constructed with Poseidon’s blessing.
Eats & Drinks
Chef Hung Huynh is excited to bring seafood to the neighborhood. The menu will highlight signature dishes like seared scallops with tamarind brown butter and the famous white chocolate cauliflower puree that helped Huynh win the Top Chef crown in 2007. Not interested in purees? Than try the Dungeness Crab Tagliatelle with Flying Fish Roe and make sure to leave room for dessert. One of Huynh’s favorite menu items is a deconstructed tiramisu with mascarpone ice cream and espresso granite.The restaurant boasts two open kitchens and takes flavors from all over the world – the Mediterranean, Asia, Europe, South America.
The tri-level 14,000 square foot restaurant will have you Catch-ing for more. First level features a raw bar with towers of fresh shellfish and seafood tapas while the floor above it offers kitchen side chefs-eye view tables. But what is it about this seafood joint that makes it acceptable in the Meatpacking District? It’s not the dining floors, but the dance floor. The third level glass penthouse features music and accommodates late night boogie revelers.





Have a Bombay Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving week is here, people, and that means it's time to get your drink on. Luckily, last Tuesday November 15th, noted mixologist Tony Abou-Ganim held a class called Demystifying the Martini, aimed to provide lucky attendees with all the knowledge of making the perfect martini. Don't worry, those of you who, er, weren't invited, can still reap the benefits of Tony's class. You may not know the history of the gin cocktail, or have had hands on experience at Catch crafting delicious cocktails, but now you can have the recipes and imbibe yourself this Thanksgiving. And don't forget to go behind the scenes and read Tony's interview!

THE NAKED APPLE @ catch with the infamous and lovely WWF star Chyna
The Naked Apple: Catch Is the New Monday Night Hotspot!

You would be surprised how many people go out on Monday nights in NYC. It's arguably the favorite night to go out for many New Yorkers. Most people might think: "don't these people have to work in the AM?" And yes most of them do. How people stay out till 4am and then go to work at 8am remains a mystery to me. Monday-Thursday nights are my favorite nights to go out in the city. The clubs on the weekends are filled with riff raff and amateurs, the streets are filled with puke and it's very likely you will see a random shoe (yes, just one shoe) on the ground. This past Monday I had dinner at Catch, the new EMM group venue in the meat packing and then went to the lounge upstairs.

Citizen NY Magazine Launches at Catch

Last night, guests came together at new restaurant and hot spot Catch to celebrate the preview launch of Citizen NY, an interactive, unique, magazine created for iPads. In an exclusive showing prior to its offical November 1st launch, guests had a chance to see the new magazine in action. Nick Huppert co-founder and editor-in-chief said, “I think we’re doing something really special here, and it’s super exciting
to see people engage with the Citizen New York app for the first time."

Attendees also stayed well hydrated with endless Belvedere vodka drinks and enjoyed signature Catch appetizers created by Top Chef and Catch executive chef Hung Huynh. Unfortunately, I arrived pretty late and missed the appetizers, so I can't comment on how delicious they were (though I'm certain they were amazing). I'm also allergic to vodka, so I kept it extra cool (newsflash, I still use a Blackberry!) and party pooped with a glass of water. There was also a photo booth where you could cheese the night away --which was pretty clutch. The crowd was lively, excited, and Catch served as the perfect venue. Layed out in a long rectanglular shape with booths on each side and walls of windows, the space is airy, comfortable, and open.

Citizen NY is currently the only magazine of its kind "set against the backdrop of the greatest city in the world, featuring amazing design and interactivity, Citizen New York showcases the culture of success that is life in the Big Apple."