If you follow NYC restaurant news, you’ve probably heard that New York institutions Matsuri Restaurant and Hiro Ballroom at The Maritime Hotel will be closing. It has been announced that both venues will hold a live auction on Wednesday, April 4 starting at 2 p.m.
For those of you who are not familiar with Matsuri; it was the home of Chef Tadashi Ono. He combined Japanese tradition with French technique to create some amazing dishes. At Matsuri he concentrated on modern Japanese cuisine.
As sad as I am by their closing, this is will be a very cool auction. These spaces are filled with some killer pieces. Bidders will have the opportunity to purchase a piece of New York City restaurant history. Everything will be sold from massive handmade Japanese lanterns all the way down to flatware and flooring.
The live auction will be facilitated by Michael Amodeo & Co. and will be preceded by several previews as follows:
- · Monday April 2nd 1 PM – 4 PM preview
- · Tuesday April 3rd 1 PM – 4pm preview
- · Wednesday April 4th 12 noon – 2 PM preview
- · AUCTION – Wednesday April 4th 2 PM – until all items are sold