The Lucky Bee, a new South Asian restaurant at 252 Broome St. (at Ludlow Street), will open on January 21, a week from Thursday. The announcement was made by partners Rupert Noffs and Matty Bennett yesterday.
Bennett was most recently in the kitchen at the Fat Radish on Orchard Street. In the new spot, he’s bringing a “farm-to-table approach to Thai street food.” Con Ed hasn’t turned on the gas just yet, but the team is not waiting around for that to happen. See below for an opening menu that will offer guests a good taste of the full “Lucky Bee” experience. Large bowls include red curry of king prawns with apple eggplant, roasted bell pepper and Thai basil. Among the smaller plates are: oysters with Nahm Jim Chili sauce, tuna tartare and a green papaya salad. There’s a full bar with cocktails made from honey. $1 from each drink goes to the New York City Beekeepers Association.
The restaurant opens on the 21st at 5:30 p.m.