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Engagement advice - early Dec

nmcnair | Nov 10, 201109:37 AM

My girlfriend and I are going to New York in early December, and I've decided to pop the question while we are there. I've taken one of the days of the trip completely over for an event (she effectively knows what is coming).

My rough food itenerary is as follows:

4 course lunch at Eleven Madison Park - starting at 12:15 which is a pretty early lunch for us.

celebratory dinner at Per Se at 10:00 - we're on central time so this will be around 9:00 to us, about when we typically eat.

There are other details in between (Brooklyn Bridge, Central Park) but I am planning on popping the question around sunset, which will sadly be pretty early (4:30) and a good 5 hours before dinner. I could always ask the question in the evening, but planned on doing it in the park, so some daylight would probably be preferred. If anyone has suggestions on a nice place in the park to ask in the evening that would be appreciated as well.

My main questions.

1) How long is your average 4 course lunch at EMP? I'm thinking 2-2.5 hours to make my timeline work.

2) We are both giant foodies, and I think this will be a fantastic treat for her going to both places.. but is this simply going to be too much food? There is a nice gap between the end of the first meal and the 2nd, and I plan on having a good amount of walking between the two


3) Any suggestions for something to do prior to Per Se? I figure a carriage ride could take an hour or so and she'll want to call her family, but there is a large gap between sunset and dinner. Drinks somewhere nearby to Per Se would be nice.

Thanks for any advice!

Per Se
10 Columbus Circle, New York, NY 10019

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