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.