My company is hosting a business dinner for about 20 persons that is to take place in early June. When our guests hosted us on their turf in Germany a while back, they held a “state dinner” caliber function in a medieval castle, so we would very much like to return their hospitality in style.
I have no limits on expense (within reason… ; ), a preference to staying in the City (though something like River Café might work), and I’d prefer a venue that has outdoor seating, and want to shy away from one of those stifling private dinner rooms as they often end up feeling more like conference rooms and you don’t get the restaurant vibe.
We’ve considered hosting our overseas guests in a vintage American/NYC setting such as a suite at Yankee Stadium or a dinner cruise, but both of those ideas were dismissed for unevenness of food quality, potential weather problems, etc. So, we’re still searching for something that’s a bit creative. Any thoughts?