Entertain the Idea
Attend a dinner party in a chef’s home
Feastly connects you with New York chefs who host dinner parties in their own homes.
Visually similar to Pinterest, the online portal shows upcoming meals you can attend. For instance, a BYOB Iranian-influenced summer feast (of tabouli salad, portobello mushrooms, lemon chicken and an olive oil cake) is on tap next Monday in the Financial District ($30). Or check out this seasonal dinner (of summer greens, goat-cheese tarts, shrimp crudo, lamb medallions and lemon-lavender pots de crème) on July 24 on the Upper East Side ($85).
The number of dinner guests varies at each event, but typically you can expect small groups of five to ten. Sign up solo to meet new friends or rally a crew to enjoy a meal together. You can also reach out to potential hosts and request a date. Maybe a grilled-cheese party for your dude’s birthday?
But it’s not all chef-prepared soirees. Feastly also promotes casual Shabbat dinners, like this free California-style one happening Friday in the West Village.
Hey, sometimes you just want a break from bustling restaurants with incessant techno.