Lyaness ‘exact replica’ to pop up in New York

2nd August, 2019 by Owen Bellwood

A replica of Ryan Chetiyawardana’s London bar Lyaness will open in New York as part of an “immersive” dining experience that brings together chefs and bartenders.

An “exact replica” of Lyaness has opened in New York’s Spring Studios

Mastercard has unveiled Priceless – An International Culinary Collective, which will see three “culinary destinations” open pop-ups in New York.

Alongside Chetiyawardana’s Lyaness will be Tanzanian restaurant The Rock and Japanese restaurant Teruzushi.

The Lyaness created for the pop-up is said to be an “exact replica of the original London hot spot”. The New York recreation features the venue’s signature green onyx curved bar and light blue hues, as well as video screen that shows the London bar’s view across St Paul’s Cathedral.

Opening at Spring Studios in New York, the pop-up will serve a number of Chetiyawardana’s “masterful surprises” and “unexpected ingredients”.

Raja Rajamannar, chief marketing and communications officer for Mastercard, said: “With Priceless, we are reinventing experiential dining to create a feast for all your senses by completely immersing you in the environment of these world-renowned locales.

“Priceless will serve as an ongoing destination for an exciting roster of restaurants and bars, where our cardholders can fuel their passion for food and create unforgettable moments. We’re excited to have The Rock, Teruzushi and Lyaness to be the first culinary destinations to take up residency.”

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