Joe Allen & Orso to Host Tony Awards Viewing Parties, 6/8
On Sunday, June 8, both Joe Allen Restaurant and Orso Restaurant will be hosting exclusive Tony Awards viewing parties for a limited number of guests. Several monitors will be displayed throughout the dining rooms for guests to enjoy the broadcast from any table. A Prix Fixe Menu, created by Executive Chef, Victor Flores, will be available for dinner for $75 at Joe Allen, and $85 at Orso. The viewing party begins at 6:00 p.m. for red carpet coverage, cocktails, hors d'oeuvres, and a raffle to benefit Broadway Cares/Equity Fights Aids, followed by dinner and the Tony Awards telecast at 8:00 p.m. Reservations are required to attend.
The Tony Awards Viewing Party Menu at Joe Allen is as follows:
Root vegetable salad with a julienne of beet, carrot and jicama,gala apple, kale, goat cheese and pecans
Lobster and crab sliders
Hamburger with french fries
Fettuccine with spring fava beans, lemon zest, shiitake mushroom and parmesan
Roasted Scottish salmon with asian slaw, peanuts and sesame seeds
Briased beef short rib with cauliflower puree
Banana Cream Pie
Hot Fudge Pudding Cake
Cheesecake with strawberry sauce
The Tony Awards Viewing Party Menu at Orso is as follows:
RUCOLA / Arugula, lemon, olive oil, shaved parmesan
CARCIOFINI / Pan fried baby artichokes, hot pepper, garlic, Romano cheese
MARE / Chilled seafood salad, celery, tomato, onion, faro, basil, shallot vinaigrette
VITELLO TONATO / Roast veal, tuna sauce, capers
RISOTTO / Mushrooms, sun dried tomato, herbs, parmesan, truffle oil
FETTUCCINE / Crab meat, lobster consommé, ramps
PESCE SPADA / Grilled swordfish, cannellini beans, olives, roasted peppers, tomato, chili oil
MANZO / Grilled skirt steak, roasted spicy cauliflower, broccoli, salsa verde
CHOCOLATE LAVA CAKE
SOUR CHERRY TART / with ginger-vanilla gelato
AFFOGATO / Espresso, vanilla gelato, Amaro
BLACK TEA-CITRUS SORBET
For more information, visit: www.joeallenrestaurant.com or www.orsorestaurant.com. To make reservations at Joe Allen, please call (212) 581-6464. To make reservations at Orso, please call (212) 489-7212.
Joe Allen Restaurant has been nourishing theatergoers and theater professionals for 57 years on W. 46th Street. Starting out, they catered mostly to "chorus kids with bad knees" but quickly became the place where the worlds of theater stars and theatergoers converge. In other words, Joe Allen has defined (and then redefined, and then redefined again) "the theatrical hangout." Perhaps the restaurant's biggest gift to the theatrical community was turning the terrible indignity of being associated with a failed show into an honor (albeit a dubious one) with its famous "flop wall."
Since Orso's opening in 1983 on W. 46th Street, it has been a favorite Midtown dining spot, famous for its Italian-American inspired cuisine. The restaurant's Executive Chef, Victor Flores, began his career at Orso as a dishwasher in 1989. A native of Tixtla Gerrero, a small town in southern Mexico, he arrived in New York City and begun his education under Julie Lumia, then-chef at Orso. By 1993, he'd earned the position of Sous Chef, two years later he was Chef de Cuisine, and by 2000 Executive Chef.