I recently teamed up with @LetsDutch to organize a large format meal and promote the awesome service that they provide for their users. In case you missed it last time, I’ll explain a little bit about what Let’s Dutch is again.
Have you ever wanted to partake in a group experience but had trouble rallying your friends to join? Well, now you don’t have to miss out on that event. Let’s Dutch allows you to host or join in group events, curate a guest list and securely pay for things ahead of time. It can be used on anything from super luxurious vacations to simple discounted group rate experiences around town.
You’re essentially crowdfunding your fun, sharing the experience and splitting the cost.
The cool part is that you get to know people with similar interests. For example, in the two large format dinners I’ve done through Let’s Dutch, I’ve cultivated at least a half a dozen friendships.
So for this “meating” of the Carcass Club, we had a beast feast with some pork shoulder at Momofuku Ssam Bar. This is known as their large format Bo Ssam feast, which feeds 6-10 people. Let’s Dutch President Vincent Paradiso and I stacked the seats with four or five Instagram influencers, and then held a sweepstakes giveaway for the remaining seats.
Here’s how the meal went down.
We started with the famous pork belly buns. These were fantastic. Super tender, highly flavorful.
Then the Bo Ssam items started coming out. First the lettuce wraps and Korean sauces.
Then the oysters, which are meant to be placed into the lettuce wraps along with the pork and sauces.
And finally, the massive hunk of pork shoulder.
Pictures don’t really do this thing justice. To get the scale of it, you should really see it as it is being pulled apart with tongs.
The meat was tender and delicious, especially the fattier parts that held in a lot of juiciness.
We also had some nice mushroom soup with lotus root. This was absolutely delicious, and might have actually been my favorite part of the meal.
And then some dessert: green tea creme brulee with miso and blueberry crust.
And toffee cake with brown sugar ice cream.
The toffee cake was the big winner as far as desserts go. Great meal, great people, great service. I highly recommend both the large format feasts at Momofuku AND the Let’s Dutch service.
MOMOFUKU SSAM BAR
207 2nd Ave
New York, NY 10003