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Have Dinner in Tanzania Without Leaving Manhattan

By Jimmy Kontomanolis | August 18, 2019 | Food & Drink

Ever dream of dining beachside in Zanzibar? While we may be in the final stretch of summer, New Yorkers don’t have to travel far to live out that dream. With the recently launched PRICELESS—An International Culinary Collective, Mastercard has brought to New York City a first-of-its-kind restaurant-in-residence model at Spring in TriBeCa.


Recreating the sounds, views, tastes and smells of unique dining destinations worldwide, PRICELESS brings renowned global restaurants to our very own backyard. Explore fresh seafood at The Rock from Zanzibar, Tanzania, sushi at Teruzushi from Kitakyushu, Japan, and chic cocktails at Lyaness from London, UK. And what makes the experience so special? Aside from the international flavors, PRICELESS completely recreates the original restaurants, transporting you around the world in the blink of an eye.

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A recent trip landed us at The Rock, where we were greeted with a customary Tanzanian cocktail, followed by a tasting menu featuring delectable bites, from potato gnocchi to red snapper to a platter of fresh seafood, including shrimp, scallops, lobster and more. The backdrop? A projection of the beach in Zanzibar, accompanied by the sounds of the waves hitting the shore. For a minute, you’d almost forget you’re still in New York!


And the fun doesn’t end there! With a rooftop bar and Global Market that offers expertly curated dishes from James Beard Award winning Chef JJ Johnson, PRICELESS truly has a flavor for everyone. Reserve now with your Mastercard, 6 St. Johns Lane, (212) 257-5615,

Photography by: Noah Fecks