Thanks to all who came out for dinner with Wednesday’s NYC last weekend! It was an amazing evening of experimental food & drink, entertaining activations, and great conversation featuring 7 delicious courses of food prepared by Chef Jenny Dorsey, with creative cocktail pairings by Matt Dorsey. One of our favorite moments was the interactive tasting salon at the beginning of the evening where guests were part of a self-guided experience through different food and drink stations!
More about Wednesday’s: “Wednesdays is an experimental dinner series based in New York City. Our concept is simple: make the dinner conversation as interesting as the meal itself. We are (so) bored with the status quo, fancy night out filled with shallow small-talk about the weather, work and material excess. So we created a place to dive into intellectual, gritty, fascinating, uncomfortable, vulnerable topics like failure, regret, social norms, hopes and dreams.
The basic premise of our dinners is 7 courses of food paired with a 4-course cocktail flight. Beyond that, every meal is different. We like to have fun with our food and take chances with our events - everything from virtual reality moments paired with dishes to driving out paratroopers on toy tanks to presenting guests with bugs in edible terrariums. We love and welcome discourse and disagreement, but we aren't so snobby and serious we can't have fun while we're engaging in it.
We started Wednesdays on Wednesday nights (Hump Day!) as a way to "take a pause" during the workweek. The hectic, 24/7 lifestyle most of us lead rarely gives us opportunities to meet people - new or old - and connect with them in a satisfying way. We were originally named "I Forgot It's Wednesday" because we hope our guests are so engrossed in the experience they "forget it's Wednesday"! While we now host dinners on both Wednesday and Saturday nights, the goal for every dinner remains the same.
In short, this is our way of starting the change we want to see in the world. We don't care about being the trendiest new spot in town or hosting star-studded clientele. Our mission is to make food & drink a medium where people can venture out of their comfort zone, meet like-minded individuals to share in a refreshing conversation that moves the mind. After all...isn't living about connecting?”
Photos: Heidi Lee