"Perhaps, but internationally underground dinners have been going on almost as long as speakeasies and jute joints... But like most things that last longer than just a passing fad, evolution brings with it changes... I will say that today, and…"
"Christian, I must agree whole heartedly with Chef Amy. As someone who has been to a number of underground dinners, and someone producing a show about them, I must say that "There's nothing to it" is an over simplifcation of the…"
"This past Saturday night was one of the best in a gourmet sense. Chef Amy Jurist threw an underground dinner that has no rivals. It was purely the bomb. The Bacon theme was a more than met with some of the most inventive foods, from the bacon…"
"Hey Elena. You've done really well finding these places... I'll start my footwork and see what I can find. A few of them I already have. But thanks so much. BTW, are you going to Amy Jurist's A Night In Paris dinner on Feb 13? My wife…"
"So far I've found Amy's Culinary Adventures, Alessandra's Orgasmo de la Boca, Rachael & Suzanne's Chicks with Knives (attended), and Pace Webb's Taste of Pace (attended). Not to mention specialty dinners like those for…"
"Hi there, Elena. David G. here. It would be a pleasure to give you a lift to any of the events my wife and I are going to. I'm a New Englander myself, having gone to college in NYC. So meeting another "friend" from back home would be…"
"I live in Tarzana, right next to Woodland Hills, but as a transplanted NYer I don't drive. My darling husband does, but is older than me and often too tired after work to then drive "over the hill". If the West-Siders get things…"
I'm a foodie who's totally turned on by the idea of underground restaurants and I'm looking to learn more... and perhaps have the chance to try some out. So step one I guess is getting my interest out there and hoping for the generosity of strangers to direct/guide me to finding some.
Comment Wall (6 comments)
You need to be a member of The Ghetto Gourmet to add comments!
Jade, the manager at the downtown Urth cafe, is a total gastronome. She's dialed into the underground scene and keeps promising to send Virginia and I invitations, but then forgets. I say you promise her associate producer credits and see what happens. D
Do you subscribe to Thrillist? There is a message today about Ludo Bites and it sounds interesting, kind of like underground dinners, this chef pops up at others restaurants and makes fabulous sounding food.
Check it out. Thrillist has lots of good info.
I would prefer a regular meal too and don't know if we are going to attend this one.
Do you work as am Chef and if so, where?
I am an at home Chef and entertain and cook alot. I just did a dinner party for 23 in Georgia for my husband's family and Saturday night did a fund raiser dinner for 50.
Will keep you posted on which Ghett dinner we plan to attend. I look forward to meeting you and your wife.
Thank you for the info too. I just emailed my husband to see if he wants to go on Dec 5th, sorry you and your wife won't be able to make it. Maybe we'll meet somewhere along the way of this exciting underground world of food.
Have you attended any of the "Outstanding in the Field" dinners? I have not yet.
December 3, 2013 at 6:30pm to December 17, 2013 at 9pm
Clases de cocina para el verano y las fiestas, en 3 clases: pescado estilo tahiti, ratattouile con espárragos y aioli, cocktail de langostinos renovado, ensaladas y finger food. Si llegamos con el tiempo (diciembre es movidito!) hacemos unos postres para que se desmayen todos en las fiestas!!!Empiezo:Martes 3 de diciembre, 18.30hsViernes 6 de diciembre, 11.00hsPodemos agendar un horario más, de acuerdo a la demanda.Costo por clase $190, duración aprox 3hs con degustación.Por favor difundir!!See More
This class runs from 6:00pm to 9:00pm. Join Parties That Cook and cook up some romance with a steamy Date Night cooking class party at Dacor Kitchen. Help make a meal that's sure to be both delicious and memorable. You and your partner will heat up the kitchen as you learn cooking techniques and work in teams to prepare a meal of international gourmet appetizers with new friends. At this exciting hands-on cooking party, guests will enjoy a lively interactive cooking demonstration featuring…See More
Join Lean Chef en Route/ Zest Wishes for the fourth in a series of monthly Around The World Pop-Up Dinners. Guests will be treated to culinary creations with worldly inspiration, culled with locally-grown, organic and GMO-free ingredients. The event features fun, food education and multi-course dinner.Chef Mya Zeronis has a background in globally-inspired contemporary American cuisine, and the now-four-month-old dinner series scored her a…See More
Date Night Couples Cooking Class - November 09, 2013Class runs from 5:30pm to 8:30pm.Join Parties That Cook and cook up some romance with a steamy Date Night cooking class party at the Seattle Wine Outlet. You and your partner will heat up the kitchen as you learn cooking techniques and help make a meal that's sure to be both delicious and memorable.At this exciting hands-on cooking party, guests will enjoy a lively interactive cooking demonstration featuring tips and tricks like the fastest…See More