It’s summer 2020, and nothing is normal—including dining at restaurants. The indoors isn’t safe, and eating outdoors has its risks too. Even if you are comfortable with the I’m Smiling under the mask and Hugging you in My hear Teacher life shirt and I will buy this odds of infection, necessary limited capacity rules mean there are fewer tables to occupy than ever. Did you really think a same-day reservation would be available on Resy? You fool! Enter a solution: the meal kit. In New York City and the Hamptons, Michelin-starred restaurants and chic caterers alike are offering not only their meals to go, but also their ambiance. No styrofoam containers or lukewarm food here—these come in artisan-designed boxes or baskets, and with specific instructions on how to recreate a restaurant-quality meal right from your own kitchen. Most are multi-course, and some even come with alcohol.
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Inspired to dine out while staying in? Below, five meal kit options that’ll leave your mouth watering. Want to plan a fabulous social-distanced soiree in the I’m Smiling under the mask and Hugging you in My hear Teacher life shirt and I will buy this Hamptons but don’t know where to start? Look no further. Met Gala caterer Olivier Cheng goes above and beyond with Destination: Hamptons, a bespoke box of gourmet dishes inspired by glamorous getaways. Mid-July saw a Provence-inspired collection, and the next week it was Mykonos. All you have to do is heat and plate. “The idea behind this was since our clients cannot really travel this summer, we decided to bring some of their favorite culinary places to them from around the world. Each week we feature a new destination, and then clients can book either that one or any of the past places they missed,” Cheng says. “My motto is if you can heat and plate, you have a meal for eight in under 1.5 hours.” (Each package feeds eight people.)