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NaturalBombshell Sep 20, 2011 09:07 AM

Hi, I'm in charge of planning a corporate dinner for approximately 20 people in the next few weeks. I'm thinking about doing dinner in an engaging environment. I don't want to do the typical dinner in a restaraunt. Any suggestions?

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    Riverman500 RE: NaturalBombshell Sep 20, 2011 09:38 AM

    I once attended a business dinner for about 20 in a loft with a private chef who was doing cooking demos. It was quite interactive and fun. Unfortunately, I can't remember the name of the chef or provide any contact info but I thought it was a great ice-breaker.

    1. boredough RE: NaturalBombshell Sep 20, 2011 09:47 AM

      How about the James Beard House? Have no idea if it fits your budget, but if it does, I think the meal would certainly not be "typical".

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        peter j RE: NaturalBombshell Sep 20, 2011 12:01 PM

        If you're jazz lovers, you could look into Jazz Standard which serves a full dinner menu. It's run by Danny Meyer's Blue Smoke team and is available for groups.

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        116 East 27th Street, New York, NY 10016

        1. LeahBaila RE: NaturalBombshell Sep 20, 2011 12:35 PM

          I think this looks really fun, cool, and super interesting: www.cookingbythebook.com. Good luck!

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            NaturalBombshell RE: NaturalBombshell Sep 21, 2011 07:39 AM

            Thanks guys! All of your ideas sound great, however, my boss wants a formal dinner. So I'm searching for a sophisticated, yet interesting venue. Any more input is greatly appreciated.

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              citykid426 RE: NaturalBombshell Sep 21, 2011 08:49 AM

              The ones I'd recommend are Bar Boulud and Eleven Madison Park. You can call them and they can arrange special rooms and menus for you...

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              11 Madison Ave., New York, NY 10010

              Bar Boulud
              1900 Broadway, New York, NY 10023

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