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Dinner at Pampano (Mexican restaurant; please RSVP by Fri, Nov 16, 5 PM)
Events in this Meetup group are organized by The Single Gourmet, a group of food enthusiasts who are single and over 55. Most event attendees RSVP for events on that website (, and they are the "guests" I am bringing. We usually have 20-30 people at each dinner (currently, we have 15 registered for this week's dinner). Payment in advance is *required* -- I base the reservation with the restaurant on the number of paid attendees. I apologize for such late notice for this event! I promise to post earlier for future events. A Richard Sandoval masterpiece! Monday, November 19 is Revolution Day in Mexico, so we’re going to Pampano to celebrate. Zagat-rated 4.4 where the food “hits the high notes” Chef Sandoval, a Bravo’s top Chef Master, is known for taking gourmet Mexican and Latin flavor to a new level. Zagat writes, “Refined Mexican dishes highlighting excellent seafood are the stars at this classy East Midtown restaurant.” With over 30 Latin restaurants across the United States, Europe, Mexico, and the Middle East, Richard Sandoval is a global pioneer. Nine of his restaurants have been voted best in their category. He was nominated for James Beard Outstanding Restaurateur. Over 4 stars on all review sites, and the Michelin Guide 2017 states, “Nothing screams you need a trip to Acapulco like a stressful day in midtown, and we’ve got your remedy: Pampano, a popular Mexican seafood restaurant, offering two types of oases for the weary worker: downstairs, you’ll find a lively bar with a few small tables to enjoy their botanas menu; upstairs, you’ll find a transporting, beachy dining space with whitewashed ceilings, wicker chairs, lazy ceiling fans, and an outdoor patio.” Last time we dined here, we had over 30 people attend. One of the best! (Menu details further below) You can pay for this event securely with your credit card at: The cost of this dinner is $91 for 4 courses, 1 glass of beer, wine, margarita, or sangria, coffee/tea, tax & tip included. The cost of a dinner is $10 less for paid members of The Single Gourmet. The annual membership dues are $99 (, which will entitle you to discounted dinners and also the opportunity to travel with the group. Most recently we went on an amazing 7-day trip to Iceland! If you become a dues-paying member of The Single Gourmet within 30 days of attending a meal as a guest, you will get a $10 discount on the membership. If you join within 7 days of attending a dinner, you will receive an additional $10 discount toward your next dinner. MENU: Appetizers (choice of): - Ceviche Demero halibut, mint marinade, red onion, cilantro, mango, pickled onion - Quesadilla de Pescado red snapper, Oaxaca cheese, crema fresca, salsa - Ensalada Mixta mixed greens, roasted corn/queso blanco, cherry tomato, onion, chayote, pepitas, serrano pepper vinaigrette Entrees (choice of): - Salmón sweet potato puree, sauteed kale, abodo beurre blanc, espuma - Pollo roasted chicken, ancho pepper, mashed potatoes, oven roasted brussels sprouts, chicken jus - Churrasco Pampano grilled skirt steak, spinach quenelle, mole, farro, queso fresco, onion, cilantro Desserts (choice of): - Cinnamon & Sugar Churros cinnamon spiced chocolate, cajeta sauce - Pastel de Elote warm corn cake, coconut ice cream, hibiscus sauce

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209 E 49th St · NY, NY

What we're about

Events in this Meetup group are hosted by The Single Gourmet, an upscale dining and travel group founded in 1982 ( ). Our members are food enthusiasts over the age of 55 who are also single. Note: the photo shown here is of actual members at one of our events!

We organize 4-6 dinner events per month. Most attendees of our dinners do *not* sign up through Meetup, but on The Single Gourmet website where they are members; we usually have 20-30 people at each dinner.

Our brunches and dinners feature custom prix fixe menus with 3-course meals, with a glass of wine and coffee/tea. The prices include tax & tip, so no worrying about, how to split the bill, or how much to tip! We also have a 45 minute mix-and-mingle cash bar at the restaurant before each dinner.

We are not a matchmaking service or a dating group; please do not come to our events expecting romance. However, we do not police the interactions between our members (unless there are complaints). Our motto is, "Why dine alone, when you can dine with new friends?"

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