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Sam Talbot's Imperial No. 9 at the Mondrian Opens Today

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[Horine, 2/28/11]

Today, the brand spanking new Mondrian Hotel in Soho will open up Imperial No. 9, its sustainable seafood spot, to the public. Helmed by Surf Lodge chef Sam Talbot, the menu consists of about a dozen medium-sized 'share plates,' (ranging from $14 - 32) including cauliflower fritters with soft liquid centers, iberico ham paired with tuna on toast pieces (didn't you hear, toast is a trend now?), fried oysters with chow chow, and seared scallops with ricota salata.

The 180 seat dining area, designed by Benjamin Noriega-Ortiz, is meant to evoke French film La Belle et la Bête—as is the whole hotel—and is split into two main spaces, the glassed in bar and lounge and the actual dining room. The complete menu will be available throughout.

Imperial No. Nine is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.



Small Raw Bar Plateau

Large Raw Bar Plateau

Cauliflower Fritters
Ricotta, Capers, Balsamic

Fried Oysters
Chow Chow, Crispy Ham

Toasted Cous Cous
Charred Squash, Slow Poached Egg, Pecorino

Organic Black Chick Peas
Harissa Braised, Tofu Raita

Spicy Cucumber Kim Chee
Napa Cabbage, Celery Greens

Roasted Squash
Tart Apple, Chihuahua Cheese, Toasted Sesame Vinaigrette

Seared Scallops
Pickled Melon, Ricotta Salata, Mint

Organic Beets
Fresh Thyme, Lemon Juice, Ginger Oil

Iberico Pork Belly
Seared Toro, Pressed Stecca, Daikon Dashi

King Crab A la Plancha
Sweet and Sour Butter, Crispy Garlic

Slow Cooked Octopus
Jalapeno Soffrito, Lime, Soy

Crispy Lamb Belly
Braised Rillette, Ratatouille, Caraway Jus

Raw Hiramasa
Frozen Coconut, Chili Water, Chinese Black Vinegar

Heirloom Scrambled Corn
Comte, NY State Maple Jus, Slow Poached Organic Egg, Coffee Oil

Raw Tuna
Grapefruit Cells, Mustard Seed and Oil, Pressed Stecca

Organic Skirt Steak
Parsley Chimichuri, Duck Fat Peanut Potatoes, Mixed Organic Lettuce

Sustainable Fish
In support of our friends at the Monterery Bay Aquarium
Market Price

Imperial No. 9
9 Crosby Street, Soho

Imperial No. 9

9 Crosby Street, New York, NY 10013 (212) 389-1000 Visit Website