Expensive, Possibly Interesting Theatrical Event Coming to the Tasting Room

We just got this press release this morning about a theatrical event to be held at the Tasting Room. The irony wasn’t wasted on us: The Tasting Room is one of the least theatrical restaurants in the city, though none the worse for that. But what will no-frills chef Colin Alevras come up with to go along with three short plays written for the evening? And more importantly, do you want to pay $250, the price according to the event’s Website, to find out?

New York, NY, February 10, 2008: A culinary treat, a cultural fix, and a supper-club social, Eating Their Words weds a seasoned chef with three established playwrights to create an integrated evening of new cuisine and new theater. The company offers attendees the premiere of three new plays written explicitly for their evening, coupled with the inherent theatricality of a one-of-a-kind meal inspired by the writers’ work. The event’s forum is the chef’s restaurant.

The Eating Their Words launch event is slated for March 4th and 5th at the critically acclaimed Soho restaurant, The Tasting Room, featuring Chef Colin Alevras’s food and wine pairing. Collaborating with him are Pulitzer Prize finalist Theresa Rebeck (Broadway’s Mauritius), and the exciting new voices of the American theater, Sam Forman and Amy Herzog. With Tony Award winner Isabel Keating (The Boy from Oz), Maggie Lacey (Broadway’s recent Inherit the Wind revival), Austin Lysy (Shakespeare in the Park’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream), and more. Artistic Director and Eating Their Words founder, Marlo Hunter, directs.

Tickets for the inaugural event are extremely limited and can be purchased through the Eating Their Words website at The company will feature new plays and original menus at restaurants of note in and around Manhattan.

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Expensive, Possibly Interesting Theatrical Event Coming to the Tasting Room