Life Lessons

Life Lessons: Dining with strangers

ALLENTOWN, Pa. - Have you thought about hosting a dinner party but are worried that you won’t have enough or the right kind of people to invite? Well now you can host or attend dinner with strangers.

The linens, the china, the wine glasses. You have all the essentials for the perfect dinner party, but you’re missing one thing, the guest!

Don’t fret. With today’s technology you don’t need a long list of friends to invite. Feastly connects diners with chefs. For an average of about $35 a person, you can dine with strangers at a chef’s home. The idea is to try adventurous foods while connecting with diverse diners.

Eatwith is another app that offers shared dining at a chef’s house. It’s available in 200 cities and 50 countries. Tips are included when you pay online!

The dinner party is a site that organizes potluck dinners for people who’ve lost a loved one. The mostly 20 and 30 somethings who attend bond over food and drinks.

And finally Onetable helps people of all backgrounds and religions host Sabbath dinners. Hosts can post their Friday night dinner plans and invite friends and strangers too. So, you can have that dinner party with or without your friends.

If you’re worried about what to talk about with the strangers at your table, don’t. Many of these dinner party sites provide ice breaker questions for everyone who attends. And there’s no pressure to see each other again if you don’t hit it off.


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