Eating Their Words: Tocqueville Event To Feature Moreira, Rebeck, and Keating 10/19

Eating Their Words, the one-of-a-kind theatrical and culinary experience presents 'The Tocqueville Event' on Monday October 19th at 7pm. For this evening of customized theater and cuisine wherein chef and playwright create an unforgettable experience, Tocqueville's Executive Chef and owner, Marco Moreira, will join forces with Pulitzer Prize finalist Theresa Rebeck (the Roundabout's upcoming The Understudy, Mauritius), playwrights Jonathan Marc Sherman (Things We Want) and Sam Forman (The Rise and Fall of Annie Hall). Under the theme "A Taste of Eating Their Words", Chef Moreira will create an original menu inspired by Sam Forman's World Premiere play, as well as past Eating Their Words' favorites, Birth Day by Theresa Rebeck, and Appetizer by Jonathan Marc Sherman. Tony Award nominee, actress Isabel Keating (The Boy from Oz), and Austin Lysy (An American Plan) join the formidable line-up. Further casting to be announced shortly. Founder and Artistic Director, Marlo Hunter, directs.

Eating Their Words and Tocqueville are a perfect match. In the true spirit of Tocqueville Restaurant, this exciting evening will continue Tocqueville's long tradition of supporting culture, the arts, and feeding its loyal customers tasteful modern cuisine.

A culinary treat, a cultural fix, and a supper-club social, Eating Their Words presents three new 20 minute plays, set at a dinner table, an arm's length away from audience members. Attendees surround the performance table, voyeuristically overhearing a "conversation" at a neighboring table. Following each play, the audience indulges in the course they just watched the actors experience. Each course is created by the chef after reading and interpreting the playwrights' scripts.

New York-based 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, Tailor with Chef Sam Mason and Mixologist Eben Freeman, and a joint event with the Striking Viking Story Pirates and Chef David Bouley at Bouley restaurant. The company has commissioned and produced World Premiere plays by playwrights Neil LaBute (reasons to be pretty), Theresa Rebeck (Mauritius), Brooke Berman (A Perfect Couple), Beau Willimon (Farragut North), and Annie Baker (Body Awareness) among many others. This phenomenal work was performed by Tony Award winning actors, and renowned Broadway, film and television artists.

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. At Tocqueville, Chef Moreira's highly-lauded French-American cuisine is a product of his philosophy that enhancing ingredients' natural flavors will inspire innovative dishes.

Tickets for the October 19th event are now available for secure purchase through the Eating Their Words website at, and are priced as follows: $149.00 for the three courses and performance, $195.00 with a wine pairing, and the $250 VIP package which includes premium seating with a playwright or actor, a tour of the kitchen and a signed program. All tickets include tax and gratuity. Tocqueville is located at 1 E. 15th Street.