Diamond Horseshoe, the fabled 40s-era nightclub and cabaret in the basement of the Paramount Hotel, will reopen on New Years Eve, after a $20 million restoration by developer Aby Rosen. Rosen has partnered with Randy Weiner, the man behind Sleep No More, to turn the club into a home for extravagant, participatory dinner theater productions.
The limited run opening show, "Queen of the Night," is a feast of interactive food art and performances curated by food artist Jennifer Rubell, whose past works include a cotton candy-padded cell, a room full of porridge, melting cheese heads, and a pedestal piled with roast rabbits. She, along with head chef Jason Kallert, will put together a "dark debutante ball" of a meal for the production, and although there aren't many more details yet, there are promises of circus performers, dancers, magic, and more. It will probably not be anything like the original Diamond Horseshoe, circa 1938:
A postcard from the original Diamond Horseshoe:
Billy Rose's original menu:
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