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Having A Night is a podcast dedicated to reviving the lost art of the dinner party. Sophie von Haselberg and Ariana Venturi are obsessed with both the micro and the macro of the all-important question: how to throw the absolute, supreme, no holds barred, remember-it-forever-unless-you-were-too-drunk dinner party.

Having A Night is a podcast dedicated to reviving the lost art of the dinner party. Sophie von Haselberg and Ariana Venturi are obsessed with both the micro and the macro of the all-important question: how to throw the absolute, supreme, no holds barred, remember-it-forever-unless-you-were-too-drunk dinner party.
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United States

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Having A Night is a podcast dedicated to reviving the lost art of the dinner party. Sophie von Haselberg and Ariana Venturi are obsessed with both the micro and the macro of the all-important question: how to throw the absolute, supreme, no holds barred, remember-it-forever-unless-you-were-too-drunk dinner party.

Language:

English

Contact:

718.422.0200


Episodes

Hand Tools

5/16/2019
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They say the only difference between human beings and other species is our dexterity with a whisk. Just kidding, no one said that! We’ve had a bit too much Pinot Gris. Pop open your white wine, and join us for this unplugged episode about our favorite unpluggables.

Duration:00:40:46

In a Pinch

5/9/2019
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Oh man, your are just YOLO-ing your way through life and decided to invite 8 people over for dinner tonight, with only one hour to cook and no clue what to make. Have no fear! Listen up and listen well and you’ll have something scrummy on the table in no time.

Duration:00:34:50

Taste & Tablescapes: Part 2

5/2/2019
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Catherine de Medici changed the way the French ate. Sandra Lee introduced us to the portmanteau “tablescape”. And whatever happened to Home Ec? Ari and Sophie do their research and delve into the joys and history of how exactly you should be setting your table.

Duration:00:31:15

Taste & Tablescapes: Part 1

4/25/2019
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What makes good taste? Bad taste? Can taste be learned or is it inherent? And we ain’t talking about your taste buds, folks. This week, the girls welcome set designer Kate Noll to discuss the non-edibles in and around your table. Join them in a philosophical discussion on aesthetics and meet our new style icon, Marie Hamtoinette.

Duration:00:43:21

Inside High End Dining

4/18/2019
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$5000+ dollar dinners?! Why would anyone pay over a month’s rent for a meal? Rockstar and longtime luxury restaurant employee Justin Wands pulls back the curtain of the fine-dining industry and discusses how to host an extravagant evening without the pricetag.

Duration:00:44:39

Bring on the Pastels

4/11/2019
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#Peepsforweeks. Nothing screams springtime like lamb, peas, and marshmallow chicks. In this Easter episode, the girls break down their ideal Easter feast and debate the best bunny-themed candy. BONUS: A recipe for a special Easter cocktail that will blow your guests’ minds. We guarantee it.

Duration:00:24:29

Little Known Facts?

4/4/2019
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Ilana Levine of the “Little Known Facts” podcast joins the girls for a joint episode that explores the overlaps of acting and hosting, how to throw the ultimate brunch for your late-night friends, and why homemade salad dressing is a must.

Duration:00:42:12

On a Dime

3/28/2019
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How to feed 8 people for under 30 buckeroos? We all know the classics: beans, pasta, stews...Want to get a little fancier without shelling out tons of cash? Ari and Sophie talk through their favorite menus to feed a big group on the cheap.

Duration:00:31:42

Eating Partners

3/21/2019
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Michael McCarty -- the boisterous man behind Michael’s New York and Michael’s Santa Monica-- joins Martin von Haselberg in a wild and rowdy conversation about dinner parties gone by. When’s the last time you used a dining room chair for kindling?

Duration:00:47:33

Menu Planning

3/14/2019
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So you finally decided to throw a dinner party and suddenly realize... you have no idea what to cook! Not to fear, Ari and Sophie are here! The girls spill their fool-proof template for every dinner party, big or small, summer or fall.

Duration:00:33:06

Secrets of a Personal Chef

3/7/2019
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Alex Albrecht, modern dancer and chef extraordinaire joins the girls over snacks to discuss Quakers vs Shakers and the joys of soup.

Duration:00:41:19

Antipasti

2/28/2019
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It ain’t a party if there’s no antipasti! The girls recap their Oscars bash and discuss the virtues of the olive bar. Word of the day: DECANT!

Duration:00:30:25

The Oscars!

2/21/2019
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It's the Superbowl of Acting! An excuse to dust off that tux! To drink a full-bodied white! It's...the Oscars. Ari and Sophie discuss this year's movies with guest Caroline Keene, and plan their ultimate Oscars Party. BYO chocolate covered strawberries.

Duration:00:33:36

Wine with Bianca Bosker

2/14/2019
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Bitch Diesel, you say? Bianca Bosker, sommelier and best-selling author of Cork Dork, schools Ari and Sophie on all things wine and how not to feel like a bozo on your next trip to the liquor store.

Duration:00:33:33

Wine with Bianca Bosker

2/14/2019
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Bitch Diesel, you say? Bianca Bosker, sommelier and best-selling author of Cork Dork, schools Ari and Sophie on all things wine and how not to feel like a bozo on your next trip to the liquor store

Duration:00:32:56

PUNCH!

2/7/2019
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PUNCH! Aka: alcoholic soup. The girls discuss the merits of large format cocktails and even share their top secret recipe for the finest punch of all: Whore Water.

Duration:00:25:59

Sue & Jade from Care of Chan

1/31/2019
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Holy Cannoli are we lucky to have the ladies of Care of Chan in the house! Titans of Hospitality Sue Chan and Jade Daugherty discuss all the ways to make a night special— did someone say LIGHTING?!

Duration:00:36:30

Guest List

1/24/2019
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How to invite... when to invite... WHOOOO? Join the girls as they answer these age old questions and contemplate life with a glass half full of marinara sauce.

Duration:00:17:59

Meet Ari & Sophie

1/24/2019
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Faux tapas? No tapas. Get to know hosts Ari and Sophie as they misuse aphorisms and wax on about their obsession with dinner parties. Topics include: the best cocktails to drink while cooking, the merits of whipping cream by hand, and why you should absolutely throw your own dinner party.

Duration:00:23:32

Introduction (teaser)

1/18/2019
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Duration:00:01:49