Rebeck, Keating, Welch will be "Eating Their Words" at Valentine's Day performance

NEW YORK, NY January 5, 2010 – Tocqueville Restaurant reunites with Eating Their Words, the one-of-a-kind company that blends the performing and culinary arts, for a special Valentine's Day lunch event. Tocqueville and Eating Their Words' October collaboration was a sold-out success. For this intimate holiday event, themed "Food and Romance", Tocqueville's Executive Chef and owner, Marco Moreira, creates an original three-course Valentine's Day lunch menu inspired by Sam Forman's World Premiere play, Private Equity, and past Eating Their Words' favorites, Birth Day by Pulitzer-finalist Theresa Rebeck, and The Appetizer by Jonathan Marc Sherman. These plays, performed between the courses they inspired, are brought to life by Tony Award nominee Isabel Keating (The Boy from Oz), Christopher Evan Welch (Festen, Vicky Cristina Barcelona), Austin Lysy (The American Plan), and Aya Cash (Killers and Other Family). Founder and Artistic Director, Marlo Hunter, directs. The Sunday, February 14th lunch and performance begins at 1PM.

Eating Their Words brings together America's most exciting playwrights, the country's most innovative and established chefs, and the finest stage and screen performers for a sophisticated reinvention of "dinner theater". The diner experiences three short plays happening at the table next to them, voyeuristically overhearing a conversation (the short play) taking place over meal. In between each short play, the diners enjoy the sumptuous course inspired by the play they just watched.

Since its launch in March of 2008, Eating Their Words has commissioned and produced World Premiere plays by playwrights Neil LaBute (reasons to be pretty), Theresa Rebeck (The Understudy), Brooke Berman (A Perfect Couple), Beau Willimon (Farragut North), and Annie Baker (Body Awareness) among many others. All information about Eating Their Words, including press and past events, can be found at The company also creates tailor-made events for corporate and private hire.

Further information about Tocqueville Restaurant and Chef Marco Moreira can be found at

Tickets for the February 14th lunch event are now available for secure purchase through the Eating Their Words website at, and are priced as follows: $195 for the three courses and performance, $245 with a wine pairing, and the $295 VIP package which includes premium seating with a playwright or actor, a tour of the kitchen, a signed souvenir program, and more. All tickets include tax and gratuity. Tocqueville is located at 1 E. 15th Street.