Bouley creates original menu for Eating Their Words’ ‘Story Pirates’ Performance June 14th

NEW YORK, NY  June 4, 2009  --   Chef David Bouley will serve an original menu inspired by stories written by children and performed by the acclaimed children’s theater group, The Striking Viking Story Pirates at Bouley, Sunday, June 14th  at 1PM.  The unique event is a collaboration with Eating Their Words, the one-of-a-kind company that weds seasoned chefs with prominent playwrights for an integrated evening of new cuisine and new plays.  For this family event, Chef Bouley’s original four-course menu, featuring such dishes as “Strawberry-Rhubarb Granite with White Chocolate Mousse and Raspberry Ice Cream”, promises to satiate all ages.  Tickets are $100 (for both adults and children), and are available through The Story Pirates’ website at under the “Tickets” link.  The performance will be held in Bouley’s private dining room (163 Duane Street).

The Bouley event marks Eating Their Words’ second collaboration with the Story Pirates, following last June’s sold-out performance at Country featuring a menu by Chef Willis Loughhead.  For this exciting performance, Chef Bouley inspired six children to write stories based on seasonal ingredients. After letting their imaginations run wild, their stories – each corresponding to a course - were handed back to the Chef, who in turn created original dishes inspired by those very stories.  The Story Pirates have whipped these stories into four short musical extravaganzas, each of which will be followed the course the story inspired.  The Bouley event features the World Premieres of “Whale Salt”, “Mrs. Bunny, Mr. Rhubarb, and the Four Children”, “Princess & Prince”, and “Mr. Chocolate is a Chocolate Bar and a Person”.

A culinary treat, a cultural fix, and a supper-club social, Eating Their Words’ formal events offer attendees the World Premiere of three new plays written explicitly for their evening, coupled with the inherently theatricality of a one-of-a-kind meal inspired by the writers’ work. Founder and Artistic Director, Marlo Hunter, launched Eating Their Words in March of 2008 at The Tasting Room with Chef Colin Alevras, with subsequent events at the iconic Peacock Alley in the Waldorf = Astoria with Chef Cedric Tovar, Country with Chef Willis Loughhead, and Tailor with Chef Sam Mason and Mixologist Eben Freeman.  The innovative company has commissioned and produced World Premieres by playwrights Neil LaBute (reasons to be pretty), Theresa Rebeck (Mauritius), Brooke Berman (A Perfect Couple), Annie Baker (Body Awareness), and Beau Willimon (Farragut North) among many others.  It is the only theatrical or culinary event of its kind.  Further information about Eating Their Words can be found at

Recently featured on The Daily Show, The Striking Viking Story Pirates adapt and perform stories written by children to promote literacy as a vital part of early childhood education, and to preserve the spark of youthful creativity often lost in the transition to adulthood.  Founded in 2003, the Pirates' programs have grown to reach tens of thousands of children each year.  Their award winning musical sketch comedy show performs each Saturday at 2PM at the Drama Book Shop.  Information for the Story Pirates can be found at

World-renowned Chef David Bouley recently relocated the legendary Bouley restaurant to 163 Duane Street.  The Michelin-starred Bouley is also recognized by Zagat as one of New York’s top ten restaurants. 
The Story Pirates event will be held in their exquisite private dining room.

Tickets for the June 14th event include the original four-course meal, tax, gratuity, and the performance.  Seating is limited.