PLAN DATE: MON / DEC. 10
Where are all of our Jewish couples at? Or couples that enjoy breath-taking exhibits. Our first stop for the night honors Hanukkah at The Jewish Museum for the presentation of their collection Accumulations: Hanukkah Lamps. On display is the museums’ collection of more than 80 Hanukkah lamps, originating from four continents. The lamps span all the way from the Renaissance to Thanksgiving 2013. Made in materials ranging from silver, copper, and steel to aluminum, concrete, and clay, each lamp is unique in its design, creation, and decoration, revealing rich details of the lives of the Jewish communities throughout the world over the course of six hundred years. The collection is comprised of almost 1,050 pieces and has been amassed over 114 years. It’s a wow.
Having witnessed the stories of one of the oldest communities in the world, walk over to the French-American bistro Table d’Hote, that’s been on the Upper East Side since 1978. We love ordering sconces with cream while sitting underneath red toile lampshades that dot the white-wood paneled walls, arranged amongst mirrors, blue and white crockery, prints of flowers, and portraits in profile. Each table for two is topped with fresh flowers in a small milk pitcher—intimate, and romantic to boot. Plus, delicious menu items include rustic goat-cheese fritters with beets and haricots verts, and hearty hanger steak served with rich Stilton potatoes. Don’t forget to leave room for dessert! We recommend the chocolate tart.
Upper East Side
Tickets, $18; Dinner, Can Get Pricey
Accumulation: Hanukkah Lamps
The Jewish Museum, 1109 Fifth Avenue, Manhattan
idk tip: The museum closes at 5:45 p.m. on weekdays, so make sure to get there in time to really immerse yourself in the history. In case you want to visit the exhibit on a different day, check the museum’s hours here.
44 East 92 Street, Manhattan
idk tip: The restaurant is popular and gets booked for private events, so we recommend calling ahead to reserve a table at 212-348-8125.