Eating Their Words debuts documentary, makes dinner-theater hip

NEW YORK, NY January 28, 2010 – Eating Their Words, the one-of-a-kind company that blends the performing and culinary arts, has debuted "A Taste of Eating Their Words," its short documentary capturing the Eating Their Words experience, at Footage for the documentary was shot at Tocqueville Restaurant's sold-out October collaboration with the company. The two reunite on February 14th for a special Valentine's Day lunch event, where 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 begin at 1PM.

Tickets are available through the Eating Their Words website at, or through Tocqueville, at 212-647-1515.

Under the theme "Food and Romance", Chef Moreira has created an original three-course Valentine's Day lunch menu inspired by Jonathan Marc Sherman's The Appetizer, Sam Forman's Private Equity, and Theresa Rebeck's Birth Day, featuring Seared Diver Sea Scallops & Foie Gras, Pot Roast, and Chocolate Covered Bacon. The complete menu is available at

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.