I’ve posted about this topic one or two times before, but as we are on the brink of a new year, I feel it’s appropriate to mention, or maybe mention is the wrong word, ahem, I feel it’s appropriate to ask, yet again,
for an expression of interest in an underground supper club. This idea has been bouncing around in my head for the past two years or so, and while I haven’t acted aggressively on it, I intend to do so this time around. In collaboration with a well-known Portland face (his identity is being kept secret for now…) I have been in the early stages of planning this supper club. Differing from previous propositions, I have decided to take on the role of chef (with the help of two other folks) instead of having it alternate from month to month. The supper will be open to fifteen people (and only 15) every month. We will be announcing the date of the supper a week in advance on Facebook, Vin et Grub, Portland Food Map, and via mass text (if you want to send me contact info, I’ll store it in my group of Port-City Eaters). The first fifteen responses guarantee themselves a spot for that month’s dinner. The location will be sent to the fifteen attendees a day after receiving their “rsvp”, (I can guarantee now that it will always be in Portland).
In terms of what will be on the menu depends on the month of course. My partner in crime and I have discussed several different takes on how to design the menu- ranging from geographical themes, to Wars, to exotica. Some months we’ll try and feature live music, others we will try and feature traditional art, and most importantly some months (the majority I suppose) we will try and feature traditional alcohol.
So now what?
Let’s say you are one of the lucky fifteen that “rsvp”s first… you will arrive at the specified location at the specified time. There will be a communal table, where you’ll be able to mingle with other diners and enjoy your time. Each dish will be explained to you upon it’s presentation at the table. At this point we can’t guarantee a set amount of courses- but I suppose it’s better that way, you’ll be in for a surprise. At the end of the meal, there will be a donation jar- we’re not asking for money from anyone, but just a small donation would certainly help compensate us for the expenses regarding the purchasing of ingredients/decorations/etc. Donate if you feel compelled to do so– we won’t judge. Meal times are expected to last a while…I’d give a ball-park estimate of at least 2 and a half hours. So don’t expect this to be an in-and-out meal.
What I need from you now.
I need you to tell me if you’re interested. The more interest I receive, the more I will be doing in the upcoming months to prepare for the first supper, which is scheduled to take place in January 2012. So here’s what you can do: comment on this blog post, email me, facebook me, tweet me, or find me intown and let me know. Without your interest I won’t be motivated to get things rolling. So do it up PTLD, it’s time to get an underground supper club moving.