Share this project

Done

Share this project

Done
A true storytelling dinner theater serving bespoke courses inspired by each performance.
A true storytelling dinner theater serving bespoke courses inspired by each performance.
69 backers pledged $5,896 to help bring this project to life.

About this project

Eat My ♥ Out: Stories for Dinner project video thumbnail
Replay with sound
Play with
sound

$5,896

69

DEAR BACKERS - THANK YOU SO MUCH! We want to clarify for all of you coming to get tickets that backing our Kickstarter ensures you 

* Free speciality cocktail with every ticket!

* Priority seating at the event!

* Formal recognition of donors at the event!

Our general admission tickets are available via our Eventbrite page.

Imagine a dinner party where every story spun across the table was kindling for the courses to come. Where a summer vacation to Sicily gets interesting in a hurry and plunges straight into a tantalizing al dente mystery in sauce and spice. 


Eat My {Heart} Out is a true storytelling dinner theater serving a unique menu of courses whose ingredients and plating are metaphoric and artistic expressions of the performers' stories. Founded by writer/director Eugene Ashton-Gonzalez and chef Luke Davin, we executed our proof-of-concept supper club at the bewitching Winkel Studio in Brooklyn this past March. To our immense surprise, we booked our eighty covers in under 72 hours. Our guests and performers were clamoring for us to host another one. That's where you guys come in. 

We want even more of you to be able to experience this show the second time, so we are finding a larger venue, cooking on professional equipment, and booking some of the country's finest storytellers for an even grander experiment in narrative dining. 

YOUR CONTRIBUTIONS are going directly towards helping us RENT THE SPACE for the party - other than that, we're doing this all out of pocket to bring the storytelling and food worlds together for a seriously lovely dinner party.


The show is the evening of TUESDAY, OCTOBER 9th at a loft in Brooklyn. If you can't make it (or don't live in New York), have no fear! We want to keep producing these and your support of this campaign will ensure there will be another chance to catch this show very soon!

Our phenomenal PERFORMERS at the show on October 9th include:

Ophira Eisenberg (Host of NPR's Ask Me Another)
Adam Wade (Moth GrandSlam champion, record 18-time winner of The Moth's StorySlams)

Dodai Stewart (Deputy Editor, Jezebel.com)

Andy Christie (Host and Producer of The Liar Show)

Emmy Blotnick (Late Night with Jimmy Fallon)


Our KITCHEN TEAM met at the French Culinary Institute in New York and have externed and worked in restaurants all around New York including Roberta's, Gramercy Tavern and Yuji Ramen.

Our FRONT OF HOUSE team are drawn from Philadelphia and New York and include alums of Chez Panisse, Per Se, The Sidecar and Allentown Brew Works.

Thanks so much for taking the time to check us out! You can sign up for more information via our newsletter by sending an email to eatmyheartoutshow@gmail.com

And check out our PAGE on FACEBOOK.

And follow us on TWITTER for more updates.



THE BACK STORY:

Our founders, Luke and Eugene, met over beers at Pacific Standard on 4th Avenue in Brooklyn and discovered a shared love for storytelling and food. Inspired by This American Life, The Moth, and the numerous storytelling shows and podcasts circulating around New York, Luke wanted to find a way he could express his stories with the craft he was perfecting at the French Culinary Institute. Eugene had been running storytelling shows in New York for five years and had a feeling he and Luke could make it happen. Together, with the help of a dedicated bunch of friends, we cast, cooked, tasted, and designed the dual menu/playbill that became our first show's five course experiment. It never would have happened without the help of our dedicated friends Miguel de Leon, Caitlin MacCrae, Matthew Hannigan, Christina Ng, Cal Egan, Steven Berkowitz, Albert R. Matheny IV, Ariel Samach, Kaitlin Fritz, Stephanie Petagno, Emily Holleman, Sara Kinney, Kathleen Miller, Mark Winkel, and Ida Benedetto.

FAQ

Support this project

  1. Select this reward

    Pledge $1 or more About $1.00

    With even just a $1 donation, we will list you as a donor on our website and honor you as a donor at our next show.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    11 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  2. Select this reward

    Pledge $5 or more About $5

    For donations of $5 or more, we will mail you a hard copy of one of our recipes from our first show. These are original recipes that we have not yet published online or anywhere yet, so you will get exclusive advanced access in addition to the physical memento. Aaron Wolfe's Mushroom Tea, Diana Spechler's The Good, The Bad and the Agnolotti, Peter Aguero's Cake for Uncle Gregory, Seth Lind's Goat Salad or John Flynn's Cookie Business.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    11 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  3. Select this reward

    Pledge $10 or more About $10

    Free Drink at our Fall Show and our deepest gratitude for your support. (general sale of tickets for our fall show go on sale later in September)

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    9 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  4. Select this reward

    Pledge $25 or more About $25

    Special access to video and audio recordings of the event, a free drink at the show and our deepest gratitude for your support.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    5 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  5. Select this reward

    Pledge $100 or more About $100

    One seated ticket to our next show which includes our tailored 5-course dinner, free drink, and a night of edible storytelling magic.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Limited 12 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  6. Select this reward

    Pledge $100 or more About $100

    Vegetarian Ticket! Our kitchen is preparing twenty seatings of our tasting menu tailored to the vegetarian palate. All details are the same as the $100 backer tier, but with a vegetarian option. (still may contain eggs and dairy)

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Limited 1 backer
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  7. Select this reward

    Pledge $150 or more About $150

    One VIP ticket for our next show which includes: one seat at a front row table, our tailored 5-course dinner, access to the VIP Lounge before and after the show with an open bar. Meet our chefs and storytellers!

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Limited 2 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  8. Select this reward

    Pledge $150 or more About $150

    Vegetarian VIP! All the benefits of our VIP ticket, but the vegetarian menu.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Limited 0 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  9. Select this reward

    Pledge $200 or more About $200

    "Perfect Date" package: buy tickets for you and a guest at the same time and we'll add a second free drink for both of you plus our kitchen staff will work with you to plan a little extra somethin' to put a personal touch to the evening (you know, ring in an oyster shell, candles in the dessert, personalized place setting, that kind of thing).

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    13 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  10. Select this reward

    Pledge $1,000 or more About $1,000

    Full-Table Sponsor: Eight (8) VIP tickets with seats at a front row table, paired drinks with each course, access to the VIP Lounge, and our eternal gratitude.
    Full-Table Sponsors can request the vegetarian option for any or all of their guests.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Limited 0 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.

Funding period

- (27 days)