My older sister took driver's ed back in high school and somehow managed to coax the DMV into giving her a license. How, I don't know. She was never comfortable driving and hasn't been behind the wheel more than once or twice in the many years since. She essentially is a brand new driver.
That being said, she would like me to reteach her how to drive. We both live in Manhattan, but don't think that it would be prudent to conduct these lessons anywhere in our vicinity, at least not to start. It just so happens that her birthday is next week as well. I am looking for suggestions somewhere in Westchester or Northern New Jersey where I can take her one day after work next week and she can drive around, ideally in an area with not too much traffic and perhaps a large parking lot nearby.
You may be wondering what any of this has to do with chowhound, or food at all. Here's the twist, I'd like the ultimate destination of our outing to be a nice birthday dinner for her. She doesn't eat seafood and isn't big on large cuts of meat, so any steakhouses and/or fish joints are out of the question. It doesn't need to be anything formal, although that wouldn't be a bad thing, and ideally it isn't terribly expensive or more than about 45 mins drive from the city.
I know this is a very specific request, but otherwise I have no idea where to start looking. I greatly appreciate any direction you can point me...
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