Eating Their Words announces menu for Tocqueville Valentine's Day event

NEW YORK, NY January 19, 2010 – Tocqueville Restaurant and Eating Their Words, the one-of-a-kind company that blends the performing and culinary arts, announce the exquisite menu for their special Valentine's Day lunch event. Tocqueville and Eating Their Words' October collaboration was a sold-out success. For this intimate holiday event, Tocqueville's Executive Chef and owner, Marco Moreira, joins forces with playwrights Theresa Rebeck (Pulitzer finalist, Mauritius), Jonathan Marc Sherman (Things We Want), and Sam Forman (The Rise and Fall of Annie Hall). Three original 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). The Sunday, February 14th lunch and performance begins at 1PM. Tickets are available through the Eating Their Words website at, or Tocqueville, at 212-647-1515.

Under the theme "Food and Romance", Chef Moreira has created this original three course Valentine's Day lunch menu:

Inspired by Jonathan Marc Sherman's The Appetizer:

Homemade Potato Gnocchi
Sheep's Milk Ricotta and Wilted Arugula

Crudo Trio
Blue Fin Tuna, Fluke & King Salmon

Inspired by Sam Forman's Private Equity:

Seared Diver Sea Scallops & Foie Gras
Cèpes, Artichokes, Fuji Apple & Cider Vinegar Gastrique

21-Day Aged Sirloin & Pot Roast of Beef
Tocqueville Potatoes, Winter Root Vegetables and Red Wine Sauce

Inspired by Theresa Rebeck's Birth Day:

Vanilla-Caramel Roasted Bosc Pear
Pear & Cranberry Charlotte, Ginger Ice Cream

Sticky Date Pudding
Walnut Praline Ice Cream & Golden Raisin Puree

Chocolate Tasting Plate
Bitter Sweet Chocolate Tort with Sea Salt, Chocolate Mousse, Frozen Hot Chocolate & Praline Parfait

Valentine's Day Dessert Soup
Pineapple Broth with Kaffir Lime & Lemon Grass Passion Fruit Sorbet

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". 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.

Tocqueville, now entering its tenth year as an industry standard-setter for its warm and efficient service, creative and vibrant kitchen, and connection to the Union Square Greenmarket, is a labor of love for husband and wife team Chef Marco Moreira and Jo-Ann Makovitzky. The Brazilian-born chef first earned acclaim as one of the most talented sushi chefs in New York City before working in some of its finest kitchens and ultimately founding Marco Polo Caterers and Tocqueville with wife and business partner, Jo-Ann Makovitzky.

Tickets for the February 14th lunch event 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.