Kim and Kanye add a touch of spice to their relationship
Kim Kardashian and Kanye West stepped up their relationship status this weekend, with the rapper being introduced to Kim’s family. The two stars have been flaunting their romance around New York, with Kanye taking his ‘girlfriend’ to one of the city’s hottest restaurants.
The lovebirds caused a major stir as they emerged from Spice Market, a trendy Asian Fusion spot in the city’s Meatpacking District.
The couple – now known as Kimye to their fans – were spotted arriving at the restaurant and later leaving with several members of the Kardashian clan.
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A timeless paean to Southeast Asian sensuality, Spice Market titillates Manhattan’s Meatpacking District with Jean-Georges Vongerichten’s piquant elevations of the region’s street cuisine served in a casual, sexy atmosphere.
Inspired by the street food Mr.Vongerichten enjoyed while traveling in Southeast Asia, Spice Market’s menu authentically uplifts its inspirations while offering guests the additional delight of family-style dining – food comes continuously throughout the meal and is placed at the center of table for all to share.
With each new dish, patrons are transported to the idealization of a Vietnamese street market or a Thai food stall. Regional fish sauces, curries and spices are tweaked to tantalizing effect in dishes like chicken samosas with cilantro-infused yogurt, a vinegar-infused pork vindaloo and halibut cha ca la vong.
The celebrated chef collaborated with designer Jacques Garcia to create a transporting interior of Eastern exotica.
A valuable collection of artifacts were imported from Rajastan, South India, Burma and Malaysia to transform the airy two-level space, including antique wall carvings, screens and pagodas. Custom-made colonial style furniture appointed with white leather is mixed with Oriental period pieces such as wooden Thai and Chinese porcelain garden stools. Plush embroidered curtains made of French fabric from Lelievre, upbeat ambient music and the soft, mood-enhancing glow of Herves Descottes’ lighting complete an Oriental cocoon worlds away from the neighborhood’s bustle.
A rich color palette of violets, indigos, ochres and deep reds balance the former warehouse’s raw timber beams and teak floors from a 200-year-old Bombay palace.