Photo Flash: Laura Osnes, Guillermo Diaz & More Dine at The Heath on Opening Night!

London-based Punchdrunk-best known in New York as the creators of Sleep No More-just opened its first venture into restaurants with The Heath at The McKittrick Hotel (542 W 27th Street, New York, NY), one of New York's most unique nightlife and entertainment destinations. In collaboration with EMURSIVE (Jonathan Hochwald, Arthur Karpati, and Randy Weiner) and Chef R.L. King, Punchdrunk has crafted a dining experience in the spirit of Sleep No More to compliment Chef King's menu, which is a modern take on classic American and British fare. Those dining at The Heath can therefore expect hearty cuisine with an ambiance-both on the plate and in the room-as only Punchdrunk could imagine.

Check out photos from the opening celebration below!

"The New York theatre scene has always been an inspiration to me as a director and we're delighted audiences have welcomed Sleep No More," said Barrett. "Now we want to derive inspiration from the New York food scene - which is arguably the best in the world - for our next endeavor; our take on the restaurant. Our approach to theatre has always been to take the rules and break them and now we are trying that with food. Like with our theatre shows, we want to breathe a little adventure into the dining experience and that is just what we will do here at The Heath."

Heading the kitchen at The Heath is Chef R.L. King whose use of sustainable food, solid technique, and thoughtful creativity fit perfectly into the milieu of the restaurant. King's cooking talents have brought him from Charleston, to Washington D.C., to

New York City, where he has resided as Executive Chef at Hundred Acres.

"Working with Punchdrunk on The Heath restaurant concept has been a wild ride of culinary freedom," said King. "It's refreshing to work with such an innovative organization whose philosophy is creating an experience for each guest beyond the confines of a limited imagination. The menu created for The Heath is elevatEd English fare with a strong emphasis on seasonal, regionally sourced ingredients. Expect to see vegetable heavy nibbles and shareable appetizers, two to three different twists on classic savory pies, and Sunday style roasts."

Photo Credit: Jenny Anderson

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Photo Flash: Laura Osnes, Guillermo Diaz & More Dine at The Heath on Opening Night!
Danielle Brooks and Guillermo Diaz

Photo Flash: Laura Osnes, Guillermo Diaz & More Dine at The Heath on Opening Night!
Jazz Band

Photo Flash: Laura Osnes, Guillermo Diaz & More Dine at The Heath on Opening Night!

Photo Flash: Laura Osnes, Guillermo Diaz & More Dine at The Heath on Opening Night!
Jazz singer

Photo Flash: Laura Osnes, Guillermo Diaz & More Dine at The Heath on Opening Night!
Jazz singer

Photo Flash: Laura Osnes, Guillermo Diaz & More Dine at The Heath on Opening Night!
Jean Doumanian and Peggy Siegal

Photo Flash: Laura Osnes, Guillermo Diaz & More Dine at The Heath on Opening Night!
Guillermo Diaz and guest

Photo Flash: Laura Osnes, Guillermo Diaz & More Dine at The Heath on Opening Night!
Danielle Brooks and Guillermo Diaz

Photo Flash: Laura Osnes, Guillermo Diaz & More Dine at The Heath on Opening Night!
Rachel Antonoff, Jack Antonoff, Andrew Dost, Mae Whitman

Photo Flash: Laura Osnes, Guillermo Diaz & More Dine at The Heath on Opening Night!
Laura Osnes, Nathan Johnson

Photo Flash: Laura Osnes, Guillermo Diaz & More Dine at The Heath on Opening Night!
Countess Luann de Lesseps and Guillermo Diaz

Photo Flash: Laura Osnes, Guillermo Diaz & More Dine at The Heath on Opening Night!
Virgil 'Lil O' Gadson, guest, and Julius 'iGlide' Chisolm

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