My father came to visit me in New York last week. Out one night, after a lovely dinner at Freeman’s we discussed where and why we would take our favorite filmmakers to dinner. Our rules were:
- They have to be alive.
- The dinner should have nothing to do with their nationality or their movies, it should relate to their character and artistic taste.
- The intention of this imaginary dinner is to have an in depth conversation about anything you want while enjoying food and/or drinks.
- The place must be in New York City.
Here is what I came up with the places I know…
Chicken salad sandwich at Eisenberg’s near the Flatiron.
Beers at some random pub in East Village.
Lunch at Fanelli’s Cafe in SoHo.
Vegan sushi at Beyond Sushi in Gramecy.
Brunch at Cafe Colette in Williamsburg.
Dinner at ABC Kitchen in Union Square.
Cheeseburgers at Five Guys Burger.
Dinner at Freeman’s in the Lower East Side.
Pizza at Artichoke pizza.
Espresso at La Colombe in TriBeCa.
Argentinian food at Empanada Mama in Alphabet City.
Caviar or desert at The Russian Tea Room in Midtown.
Wine at The Lobby Bar in the Ace Hotel in Midtown.
Dim sum at Nom Wah Tea Parlor in Chinatown.
So far that’s all I got.
Please feel free to suggest your own imaginary dinner.