Spring Table In NYC

Chef JJ Johnson is breaking in New York's hottest new dining space

The best way to celebrate the Grammy Awards' return to NYC? It's not trying to snag a nosebleed seat inside Madison Square Garden, but a chair at Spring Place's Grammy-inspired dinner.

For its inaugural chef's table guest, the newly minted private members club in Tribeca is partnering with chef JJ Johnson—who just completed a successful stint at Chefs Club—for a weeklong residency. The dinner menu includes Johnson's most revered dishes and has even The New York Times singing his praises: Afro-spiced, Nigerian lamb kebabs, jollof sticky rice topped with eggplant curry, and bone-in beef short ribs nestled over Carolina Gold rice and black beans.

Coincidentally, Johnson's own taste in music ties in to the cuisine of the African diaspora you'll be dining on. His own curated playlist, made just for the occasion, includes 90s-era hits from Lauryn Hill, Busta Rhymes and Bobby Brown, just to name a few. All that's left for you to do is to email RSVP@springplace.com to save yourself a spot.