PLAN DATE: SAT / NOV. 24
It’s one thing to see Network on Broadway, but to be onstage and served gourmet food is next-level. At Foodwork, that’s precisely what you get. During a production of the critically acclaimed play Network (based on the movie with the classic “I’m as mad as Hell” line), you and yours will chow down on a menu prepared by a former White House Executive Pastry Chef, including everything from corn and scallion empanadas to a chocolate mocha dobos torte. And, yes, you will literally be on stage as interactive guests. Tony, Olivier, Emmy and Golden Globe winner Bryan Cranston stars as the quickly unraveling anchorman, Howard Beale. New York City experiences—let alone date nights—don’t get quite as memorable as this. Tickets run between $299 and $399, and the show starts at 7 p.m.
After the show, make your way to the famous Knickerbocker Hotel and find a seat at Charlie Palmer for drinks. With a muted, but refined palette, the crisp, upscale setting doesn’t shy away from its high society ambiance, and this particular level of elegance extends all the way to the cocktails. Whether you opt for the sophisticated Chrysanthemum or The Modest Proposal (all the proceeds of which are donated to “Save the Children”), you’ll be swimming in equal parts grandeur and luxury. This is a true event date night, so it deserves to end with some appropriately upscale nightcaps and appropriately romantic frill.
Dinner, Theater, Drinks
Tickets, $299 — $399
Belasco Theater, 111 West 44th Street, Manhattan
idk tip: Reserve your tickets in advance as this is something that gets sold out fast.
Charlie Palmer at The Knick
6 Times Square, Manhattan
idk tip: Pair your drinks with the duck egg crème brûlée with blood orange sorbet. Because it needs to be experienced.