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(April 18) SWEETBITTER: Season One Sneak Peek + Q&A with the Writers
Invites you and a guest to attend a sneak peek of
Join us for a conversation with Creator/Executive Producer/Writer Stephanie Danler, Showrunner Stuart Zicherman and writers Liz Tuccillo, Kenneth Lin and Azie Dungey, featuring selected scenes from Season One of SWEETBITTER.
Wednesday, April 18, 2018
6:30 p.m. – Cocktails and conversation
7:15 p.m. – Panel
8:30 p.m. – More schmoozing
The William Vale
111 N 12th St, Brooklyn, NY 11249
Sweet. Salt. Sour. Bitter. Umami. Now your tongue is coded.
Based on the national bestselling novel of the same name by Stephanie Danler, SWEETBITTER tells the story of Tess (Ella Purnell), a 22-year-old who arrives in New York City ready to pursue a new life. When she’s invited to train at one of the best restaurants in the city, she thinks she’s found a steady income and a safe place to wait. But Tess is quickly intoxicated by the chaotic, adrenalized world behind-the-scenes: tasting expensive wine, exploring dive bars, and learning who she can trust.
In Season One, we follow Tess along the path of the L train circa 2006: the prestigious Manhattan restaurant where she serves an upscale clientele, an industry dive bar, a corner bodega in Williamsburg, and an East Village apartment with a bathtub in the kitchen. She came to the city without a friend or ambition because she wanted more from her life. Underneath the oysters and champagne is a love letter to the way New York City changes and can change you.
But it’s the people Tess meets at the restaurant who end up marking her for life. SWEETBITTER is not only Tess’s story—it is also the story of the back-waiters, servers, bartenders, and dishwashers as they navigate friendship, intimacy, lust and betrayal. Her co-workers become her family, and through them she finds a degree of belonging that she’s never encountered before.
SWEETBITTER illuminates the sensory journey of developing a palate. How the sweet, sour, salt, bitter, and umami threaten, complement, and ultimately need each other so that we can learn to taste.
SWEETBITTER is a show about the life that happens to you while you’re waiting.
View the SWEETBITTER trailer here.
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