Post-dinner, do you ever find yourself waving at your server’s back, desperately moving your hand in a not-to-be-mistaken-writing-a-check motion, looking somewhat like a crazy person? Then, when the server finally arrives with your check, do you scramble to have your card out in time to hand it over then and there, but then miss your five-second window? If your answer to all this is no, we know you’re lying.
It seems OpenTable has its finger on the pulse of restaurant culture, premiering a mobile payment app that allows you to pay your check on your iPhone (which, let’s face it, is probably already on the table in front of you face up). For those of us diners constantly on the move, OpenTable has perfectly combined food and function, which we decided to make fashionable immediately.
We toured some of our favorite NYC restaurants that – not surprisingly – have already jumped on the mobile payment bandwagon, to combine top dishes with all our favorite leather and tech accessories (aka entities to hold our beloved iPhones). Today and tomorrow, we’re celebrating the merging of food, function and fashion. First up: Pearl & Ash, EN Brasserie and Il Buco. Aged Wagyu beef, Anya Hindmarch and mobile payments…oh my.
Featuring Pearl & Ash’s Tea cured salmon with goat cheese, tamarind, and seaweed. Rebecca Minkoff “Chic” Pouch.
Featuring Pearl & Ash’s Flat-iron with chickpea-tahini and broccolini.
*Read more about Pearl & Ash here
Featuring EN Brasserie’s Wagyu Beef from Miyazaki, Japan
Featuring EN Brasserie’s Freshly-Made Scooped Tofu
*Read more about EN Brasserie here
Featuring Il Buco’s Fiore di Zucca (Semolina fried squash blossoms, fresh ricotta, anchovy, basil). Rebecca Minkoff ‘Makeup Stash’ Pouch
*Photographed by Danielle Kosann. Styled and art directed by The New Potato.