Do you live in the NY/NJ/CT area? Do you love cooking, performing, discussing wine, or decorating? Do you prefer organic ingredients? Do you have a thing for historical recipes from various eras? Is your cooking too authentic and hard-core for the SCA and historical reenactment groups? Do you occasionally like to dress up?
But most importantly- Do you think Thomas Keller, Alton Brown and Anthony Bourdain are HAWT?
If so, we want you!
The Low Down Dirty Grub Club is looking for people who love to provide others with an all-around sensory experience at dinner. We are looking for cooks, beer-makers, florists, food purveyors, singers, dancers, instrumentalists, interior designers, stage crew, hosts, waiters, et al., to come up with ideas for an intimate supper-club that will rival the best ones that have ever existed.
Impossible, you say? Crazy, you say?
Possibly. But at least we'll have fun trying.
Possibilities include a haute-cuisine meal worthy of the best restaurant on the Titanic; a night in a Southern juke-joint circa 1935; a de-segregated Cotton Club (hey, it's my fantasy) from 1929; an afternoon tea and dance; an evening of Japanese cuisine worthy of a Shogun; and so on, with settings to match. Think of us as a real version of the Holodeck, but with yummier food and drink.
We will try to do this on a reasonable budget (say around $5-$10 a head), but for some meals we should just pull out all the stops- for a Renaissance banquet, or that Titanic dinner (bring on the caviar and foie gras- you only live once). It would be great if most of our events could be child-friendly (age 8 and up), but some of them will be strictly for grownups (I really would like to do a Roman banquet with semi-nude servers, but that's just me). Ideally, there should always be a dish that is vegetarian, if not vegan, if it fits with the theme, but we are not going to shoe-horn tofu into every meal.
Right now our space is fairly small, so when the time comes, we will also need someone with some room where we can have dinner and possibly cook (either that, or we'll have to do the Dinner: Impossible thing). Guests will only sometimes be required to dress up, but it would be nice if our performers could wear period stuff.
Please feel free to contact us with ideas, comments, queries, and offers of free beer.