New York City

NYC Interactive Meal

Play with your food in this interactive, private dining experience featuring a 4-course meal with beverage pairings, hands-on cocktails, and foodie activities all in a setting designed for easy, authentic connection.

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Hands-On, Private Dining Experience for Groups in NYC

The Interactive Meal is a fun and interactive dining experience in NYC that’s lighter than a cocktail class and more exciting than just reserving a table at a restaurant or a private dining room. Guests will enjoy drinks and appetizers before crafting their own amazing cocktails. Then, they’ll be seated for a seasonal entrée with beverage pairing, engage food and drink trivia, and end with a unique flavor experience. It’s a great way to connect your group while enjoying delicious food and drinks.

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From $190 Per Person
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2 Hours
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Single Restaurant
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4 Courses & 3 Beverage Pairings
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Private Experience Only

How it Works

What’s Included

All of our NYC Interactive Meal packages include the following. We offer three package options (Classic, Premium, and Deluxe) which feature different caliber restaurants and dishes. Download our proposal for more package details and pricing.

  • 2-Hour Hosted Dining Experience 
  • Trained & Vetted Avital Emcee Host 
  • 4-Course Meal with Amuse Bouche, Appetizers, Entree, and Dessert 
  • 3 Alcoholic Beverage Pairings
  • Hands-on Cocktail Making
  • Interactive Food & Drink Trivia with Prizes 
  • Flavor Finale Tasting Experience

Example Dishes & Drinks

This private dining experience includes 4-courses and 3 beverage pairings, including a hands-on cocktail. The prix fixe menu changes by location and season,  but here are some possible tastings to satiate your curiosity!

lotus root crisps served with burrata appetizer from il fiorista nyc

Creamy Burrata with Lotus Root Crisps and Pine Pollen

shaved brussel sprout salad with almonds

Shaved Brussel Sprouts Salad with Ricotta, Almonds, Tomatoes, and Olives

delicata squash with buratta from il fiorista

Delicata Squash with Buratta, Hot Honey, Pipits, and Basil Pesto

Seared Yellowfin Tuna at the Mermaid Inn NYC Restaurant in Times Square

Seared Yellowfin Tuna

classic caprese salad from obica restaurant nyc

Classic Capreses from Fresh Mozzarella Flown in from Italy 

housemade papardelle from il fiorista

Housemade Pappardelle with Lemon, Pecorino, Black Pepper, and Lavender

classic cacio e pepe from obica in nyc

Classic and Rich Cacio e Pepe 

beetroot hummus from obica nyc

Show Stopping Beetroot Hummus Served with Flatbread

almond tora from obica nyc (1)

Dense Flourless Italian Almond Torta

Example Restaurants

This dining experience takes place at a single restaurant location in the neighborhood of your choice either East Village, Flatiron, Times Square or Midtown. Based on your group and event goals, we’ll match you with one of our curated restaurant partners. All of our partners not only serve outstanding food and drinks, but have numerous awards (think James Beard Nominees, Michelin Plate, and Eater’s Top 38), and have a staff committed to storytelling and guest engagement.

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Il Fiorista

Michelin Plate Floral Restaurant

Aquavit NYC Restaruant in Midtown Manhattan with michelin two stars

Seasonal Nordic Cuisine in Midtown Manhattan awarded Michelin Two stars

Benoit restaurant nyc manhattan midtown for interactive meal

Michelin Recommended restaurant from world renowned Chef Alain Ducasse

Mermaid Inn NYC Restaurant interior for a Private Dining Experience in Times Square
Mermaid Inn

Delightful Seafood and Oyster Bar in Times Square

Periyali Restaurant interior in flatiron district nyc

Modern Greek Restaurant in Flatiron District

Obica NYC Restaurant interior in Flatiron District

Modern Italian restaurant and Mozzarella Bar

“I have heard nothing but great feedback from my colleagues.”

Avital made our Holiday Festive Feast a success! I have heard nothing but great feedback from my colleagues. The cocktail-making was fun and interactive, and the food was delicious.


Alexa A.
Office Manager at Ludwig Cancer Research, NYC Interactive Meal

Where Is It?

The Interactive Meal takes place in a single restaurant location in the NYC neighborhood of your choice. During booking we’ll match you with one of our curated restaurant partners based on your group size and event goals. 

Run of Show

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1: Meet Expert Host, Welcome Drink & Amuse Bouche

Guests are welcomed to the restaurant by their Avital Host before enjoying a delicious welcome drink and amuse bouche as they mix and mingle.

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2: Make Your Own Cocktail & Eat Tasty Appetizers

Next each guest will craft their own cocktail with expert tips and appetizers along the way.

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3: Seasonal Entree & Beverage Pairing

Take a seat at your reserved tables for a seasonal entreé course and another perfectly paired beverage as you chat and connect. 

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4: Interactive Food & Drink Trivia with Prizes

Then team up for fun, interactive foodie trivia with delicious prizes!

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5: Dessert Course

We hope you saved room for the delicious dessert course and more time for authentic engagement.

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6: Perspective-Shifting Flavor Finale

The experience ends with a special, perspective-shifting flavor finale featuring flavor tripping and Electricdust  lollipops.

Looking for a Seasonal Experience?

Our Interactive Meal is the perfect way to celebrate any holiday with season-specific activities and flavors. Just ask your Culinary Curator during booking!

Current Seasonal Offerings 

  • AAPI Month ❤️
  • Cinco de Mayo 🇲🇽
  • Kentucky Derby 🏇
  • Pride 🏳️‍🌈

The Essentials


This private experience is available any day of the week, at any time! 


Gratuity is included in your package price! 

Lead Time

We require a 2 week lead time. Private bookings made with less than two weeks notice will come with a nominal rush charge of $150.


The Interactive Meal includes 3 alcoholic beverage pairings for guests over 21. We can accommodate requests for non-alcoholic substitute beverages, including mocktails for hands-on drink experiences.

Group Size

This private experience does not have a minimum or maximum number of people, but we do have a $1500 minimum spend.

Private Experience

Our Interactive Meal is only available for private groups. It’s great for team building, client entertainment, birthday parties, and large groups. 

  • Reserve Your Preferred Day & Time
  • Any Group Size
  • Private Avital Emcee Host For Your Group
  • Customize Your Food & Drink Package

“Engaging, fun, and made dinner quite enjoyable.”

Yasmin was a great hostess! Engaging, fun, and made dinner quite enjoyable. Will definitely go back, good cocktails and interesting food.


Maria J. via Google
NYC Interactive Meal

Upgrades & Add-ons

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Branded Print Materials
$10 / Person

Add your logo to printed event materials, like the menus and cocktail recipe cards

Dietary Restrictions

We can accommodate all dietary restrictions on private group dining experiences. You will be asked to submit your group’s dietary restrictions one week before the Interactive Meal. If you are unsure if we can accommodate your restriction, please ask your Avital Culinary Curator during the booking process.

Why Choose Avital for Your NYC Private Dining Experience?

Expertly Hosted

Our NYC Interactive Meal is hosted by an on-site, vetted and trained, expert Avital Emcee Host. You can sit back and enjoy as your host takes care of all the logistics with rich storytelling and group engagement throughout. 

Unique & Memorable

Easier than a cooking or cocktail class, but more exciting than just booking a table or private dining room. A cool new alternative to traditional dining!  

Experienced Team

A full support team to ensure a turnkey booking and seamless experience from start to finish.

Designed for Connection

The Interactive Meal creates the perfect balance of authentic conversation and curated experience. 


Inclusive, accessible, and customizable to a variety of use cases, from small team gatherings to large, multi-city events. 

Dietary Restriction Friendly

We understand dietary restrictions and want everyone to leave feeling cared for and full! We’ll ask for your restrictions after booking.

Interactive Meal FAQs

How to Book Your Private Event

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1: Explore Packages

Download the PDF proposal to view packages and pricing for each experience. Still have questions? Schedule a call with your Culinary Curator.


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2: Start Your Booking

Submit your event details to get started. Upon submission, you’ll also have the option to make an initial, refundable deposit to reserve your date right away.


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3: Finalize Details

A real human will be in touch to finalize your event details, like confirming your package, how to submit request for dietary or alcohol accommodations, and when your final headcount is due.

Start Your Private Booking

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