DAILY TRANSRACIAL: Table 8’s Govind Armstrong

FOOD GOVINDARMSTRONG 2 MI

Transracial and AG spent Saturday night a la table at Table 8, the new restaurant at the hip Cooper Square Hotel.

We arrived early and sat at the raw bar — where a lovely lady prepared fresh sashimi and small plates of cured meats — and enjoyed the talents of chef Govind Armstrong, who’s recently arrived from LA.

Born in the US — but of mixed Costa Rican, Indian and African American heritage — Armstrong has wowed West Coasters with his new take on California cuisine and reggae-star good looks. A protege of Wolfgang Puck and Spain’s red-hot Juan Mari Arzak, Armstrong is one of the rare celeb chefs of color and we’re glad he’s arrived in Gotham.

Our chicken dish was tasty, as was AG’s special order of soft-shell crabs. The bar stools, however, might need an ergonomic rethink.

Good luck!

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