SPOT STORY

Spot Dessert Bar

Specializes in seasonal dessert tapas that are more than just sweet, but leverage combinations of flavors that are also light and refreshing. Our dishes are comforting but our flavors are serious.  We take Eastern and Western influences, balancing unique ingredients such as Green Tea, Kabocha, and Yuzu to create one of a kind confections. Designed with harmony in mind, the true potential of each dish is revealed when shared and tasted with the other desserts. Spot is not your average dessert bar; we are putting a new “spin” on swe­­et. 

Story of the Founders: Chai & Ace

In 2009, cousins Chatchai “Chai” Huadwattanana and Ace Watanasuparp formed Chace Restaurant Group (CRG). From an early age, Chai has been surrounded and influenced by corner stones of Thai Cuisine like Bangkok’s famed Wat Sai Floating Market. This led Chai to explore Thailand’s culinary depths, learning authentic Thai cooking from the exclusive Thai Temple. Like his cousin, Ace developed deep roots in culinary from the ever-evolving NYC restaurant scene. Ace learned the ins and outs of the restaurant business by working at several of his parent's restaurants with tasks ranging from cooking to waiting tables. Chace Restaurant Group brings together decades of restaurant and cooking experience that is rooted in a philosophy emphasizing tradition and innovation.

Spot Dessert Bar was CRG’s first restaurant, opening in November of 2009 in St. Marks. CRG partnered with the Iron Chef of Thailand, Chef Ian Kittichai, to create a unique menu that boasts an array of never before seen tapas desserts. Spot is the medium in which Chef Ian shares his global experiences through confectionery creations.  Whether it is a signature dish like the “Green Tea Lava” or the “Golden Toast”, or a seasonal creation such as the “Mango Crepe Soufflé”, tasting each dish takes you to a different part of the world. Upon the success of SPOT, CRG launched SPOT’s 2nd location in Korea Town NYC on October 2012 & 3rd location "The Shoppe" on December 2014.

In 2009, CRG introduced New Yorkers to OBAO, blending traditional dishes from Vietnam and Thailand.  With three locations (Midtown, Water Street, and Hell’s Kitchen), OBAO has established itself as a staple in the New York City restaurant scene and is on the forefront of Asian culinary innovation. With plans to franchise SPOT Dessert Bar globally, Chace Restaurant Group’s story has just begun. The question is no longer whether or not CRG will make its mark in the culinary industry, but how big their mark will be.