Chef David Burke is once again revolutionizing the dining experience with one night of two amazing experiences at his 1776 by David Burke restaurant in Morristown.
From 6-10 p.m. Thursday, July 28, Burke’s restaurant, which features the Topgolf Swing Suite, will play host to “1776SuiteArt” and “Enchanted Garden” 1776 by David Burke — offering diners the chance to experience an immersion of art and food.
“1776 SuiteArt,” an art exhibition featuring works by the international artist Jonas LeRiche — from Belgium and now residing in Morristown and New York City — and numerous other top artists, will be in the 1776 Topgolf Swing Suite along with specialty cocktails and passed hors d’oeuvres. Tickets cost $76 per person and can be purchased online at 1776bydb.com.
Burke said the art-themed evening will weave throughout the restaurant and onto the patio, where artists will be making art throughout the night for an at-the-moment art/dining experience.
1776 by David Burke will feature an “Enchanted Garden”-themed special a la carte menu, cocktails and setting. The dinner menu will include a special menu curated by Burke — who is also a prolific, well-known art collector — indulging in the Garden State’s peak summer land and sea foods, such as Jersey tomatoes, local fluke, Sandy Hook clams and other seasonal fare. The restaurant’s regular a la carte menu will be offered as well.
A special “Pick Your Potion” cash bar on the Patio sponsored by Hendrick’s Gin will have bartenders working their enchanted magic using special house-made mixers, boutique bitters and edible flowers to create unique cocktails according to guests’ preferences.
The restaurant will be transformed into a magical, sensory enchanted garden setting for the evening, with special floral arrangements for each table and napkins rings designed by decorative artist Michael Aram. A special Michael Aram QR code will be provided for all guests attending 1776 that evening.
Creating art that night will be Kathleen Palmeri, who painted the prominent 7-foot Lady Liberty displayed in Liberty Lounge and the inspiration behind PassthecrownNFT. She will be painting a work of art inspired by Lady Liberty called “Enchanted Lady Liberty.”
Another highly sought-after artist, Mustart, a visual artist known for his unconventional freestyle approach, will be painting an “Enchanted Garden”-themed painting that will be hung in the 1776 restaurant. All of the guests dining that evening will get complimentary tickets to the SuiteArt exhibit in the Topgolf Swing Suite, as well.
“Enchanted Garden” and “SuiteArt” are taking place in conjunction with “Meet Me in Morristown,” hosted by Morristown Partnership and Morris Arts to promote arts and culture, as well as the downtown economy. MMiM takes place on the last Thursday throughout the summer months.