Reel ‘Em In: Flyfish Restaurant Releases NFT With Benefits
The newly launched NFTs by the Flyfish Club are a colorful and inviting old-school collection from a celebrated artist. This collection is believed to be the first private dining club for non-fungible token holders.
Club members will be able to gain access to an exclusive dining room in New York City of more than 10,000 square feet. The standard membership NFT gives the holders access to reservations for one table with up to eight non-token guests.
A token owner is given access to eat at Flyfish, a yet-to-be-built brick-and-mortar restaurant in New York, whenever they want with a reservation. The club expects to open to its members in the first half of next year, according to its website.
“FFC will be a seafood-focused restaurant with a robust raw bar, drawing from international influences, created by award-winning chefs and hospitality experts. For limited members, a private sushi omakase room will be tucked away within the club, which will showcase fresh fish flown in daily from Japan,” the club says.
“Omakase” means entrusting the chef to design the perfect menu, it says, pointing out that every four months there will be a “private Japanese party, exclusively for and complimentary to Flyfish Omakase members, at ITO in Tribeca. 50 FFO members will be selected for each gathering.”
Also, every four months, there will be wine tastings offered, the first ones over Zoom. The next is scheduled for August 22.
The token owners are required to call the restaurant ahead of time, up to 14 days in advance, if they’d like to reserve a table. There will also be a waiting list, so registration is subject to hold, but the NFT owners do get preference.
“At a high level, the Flyfish Club and its NFT membership is essentially a new, crypto-ized spin on an old idea: a member’s only dining club,” says Opensea’s description of the concept. “To start, VCR initially made a total of 1,501 membership tokens for the Flyfish Club available to the public and reserved 1,534 for the company. Membership remains valid as long as a person owns the token. As with most NFTs, the owner can resell the token (and many are already trying to do just that) on marketplaces like Opensea.”
Josh Capon is a founder and chief culinary officer of the Flyfish Club. Capon is mainly known for his appearances on the Food Network, “Rachael Ray,” “CBS Early Show, ”TODAY” and his own show, “Frankenfood,” on SPIKE TV over the past decade.
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