Dinner Mates
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LET'S EAT ALONE, TOGETHER

Break Bread • Make Friends • Build Community

Connect • Make Friends • Support restaurants

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Dinner Mates is now creating virtual dinners events so we can connect.

We are working with local restaurants to delivery a prix fix meal to your door. Dinners are small and intimate.

We are also expanding to creating events! Classes, lecturers, and more! All around eating together.

Become part of this new dining and social experience!

" For the first time in 2 months I actually felt like I was going "out".  Getting totally dressed really helped boost my mental state. No one could see my high heel booties, but my life took a step back to the old normal as I got out of my daily outfit : tee shirt, tights, and sneakers and put on real clothes for the first time since March 13th. 

Last night I was human again. In my mind I was leaving the confines of my apartment and going out to meet friends.  It totally lifted my spirits!!

Thank you for all you are doing to make these get togethers possible."

EVENTS

WINE TASTING CONTEST

An in person (social distanced) event in Central Park!

We just had our first in-person event in Central park and it was a such big hit we decided to do it again and want to make this a frequent event. 

Everyone is welcome to come and join us.

To join the contest all you need is a bottle of wine, and a dollar bill.

Get on the waitlist for the next one!

SUPPORT YOUR COMMUNITY!

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Our Mission, Our Passion.


Dinner Mates was created to bring people together face to face, eat great food, and meet like minded people in their neighborhoods.

We believe we can STILL build a vibrant community around the dinner table, even if we are all eating in our homes!

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BREAK BREAD

Ready for a night off from cooking? Want to treat yourself to a communal restaurant meal?

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MAKE FRIENDS

Want to connect with others who are sheltering at home alone?

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BUILD COMMUNITY

Hungry for dynamic conversation?

 PAST EVENTS

"...it was a long time since I had giggled, let alone laughed.  Can’t wait for the next one!"

"We can start to lose ourselves when we isolate from others. This workshop allowed us to cast aside our inhibitions and find our common bonds."

"It was fun tonight. Carl is excellent. Good natured. talented and funny."

THE STEAM ROOM 

Sizzling Cool Chat About Today's Hottest Topics.

Monday, JUNE 22nd
we had a lively and timely zoom forum discussing what we can do to come together for a more fair, fun, and peaceful society. This event was open to everyone from all over the globe!


Led by Artist
Flash Rosenberg and activist Ruth McDaniels who met in The Steam Room at the Harlem Y, where they began a daily conversation flaunting their feisty, diverse perspectives about public and personal issues that matter.

To support Harlem and Black-owned restaurants,this event was paired with an optional prix-fixe dinner from the the French-African cuisine of Ponty Bistro Harlem

Many people missed this and asked to see it, so we created a slightly edited version of the Zoom event available as a stream. 

Bettola redux! 

Monday, JUNE 8th Dinner Mates returned to Bettola where we had a (virtual) sold out event.

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La Sirene

 

On June 10th we all took a trip to Paris.

La Sirene 
is an authentic French Bistro. A little slice of Paris right in our neighborhood  Their prix fix meal was delicious!|

We tried something new with this dinner. We used conversation cards and sparked deep and thoughtful interactions.

 

Virtual Dinner Party! (BYOE)

Wednesday JUNE 3rd we had a spontaneous virtual Dinner Party to meet one another and share our feelings about #blacklivesmatter and all that is happening in our local, and global, community. 

We all posed with our animals!

 

Bettola

May 20th. This dinner we welcomed 7 guests and many were repeat diners of Dinner Mates! We all had a special treat. Chef Vlado joined our dinner and sang us a song! Another surprise: the restaurant included jello shots with each delivery!

Bettola is a family run neighborhood trattoria offering rustic Italian food. It was delicious!

Dinner with Laughter - an improv workshop

Monday, May 11th Carl Kissin created a fun interactive and playful improvisation class with our guests. Everyone had a great time! People joined from all over. NYC, CA even Australia!

 

Dinner and Laughter! 

Wednesday, May 27th Back by popular demand, Carl Kissin returned with a different event

Upper West Sider Carl served up an “amuse bouche” of four of his favorite comedy monologues as we  are dinnering-in-place. 



Our second virtual dinner!

We had our second virtual dinner with Tarallucci e Vino again on May 15th. 

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Our first virtual dinner!

We had our first virtual dinner with Tarallucci e Vino on April 21st. It was a hit!

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IN PERSON PAST EVENTS

Our first Manhattan dinner in the Upper West Side!

Dinner Mates packed the place on Feb 18 at Lucciola! They served an amazing multi-course meal that our guests enjoyed. We now have 39 Founding Members! If you want to be part of our vibrant community, join our waitlist for the upcoming dinners!

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Our launch dinner in Williamsburg!

We opened the door for our first Dinner Mates event on Jan 21, 2020 at Pomp and Circumstance. Chef James Ahearn served an amazing multi-course meal that all our guests enjoyed. We welcomed our first 13 Founding Members!

 

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OUR VIDEOS FROM PAST EVENTS

Be alerted when NEW Dinner Mates VIRTUAL DINNERS are launched!

Stand by for updates!

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