It’s got an aura of mystery, maybe you’ve heard the murmurs from your foodie friends, or perhaps you’ve been invited to nosh on this savory trend—we’re talking about the underground dining scene. From elaborately planned ruses, to a simple gathering in a friend's loft, to exotic taste hunting in the outer boroughs—the supper club movement is having a moment. Have you ever attended one of these elusive fêtes? A few of us have been and the rest of us are dying to try them!
To celebrate the launch of our debut dining collection we decided to beg, borrow and steal from some of our coolest staffers to cobble together a list of elusive supper clubs that are serving up some scrumptious fare under the radar. Check them out!
With a communal table, farm-fresh ingredients and a collective spirit, Outstanding in the Field tours the country—setting up farm-to-table dinners that connect diners to the land. Harvesting farm feasts since 1999, from Queens to Hawaii this dining collective has become a well-known standard on the supper club scene.
You might have to answer “You’re about to die, what’s your last meal?” to gain entrance to the club’s elusive email list, but that’s just part of the fun. Known around Brooklyn for their devilish dining rituals that run the gamut from subway stunts to intimate Sunday gatherings—StudioFeast throws gastronomic gatherings that focus on creativity and pure foodie fun.
More exclusive than scoring a coveted reservation at one of Jean Georges’ foodie temples, New York Bite Clubsells out within half an hour of announcing its monthly events. This chic club serves up a studied menu of high-brow edibles like caviar and foie gras in unlikely locales.
Conceived in Paris and replicated in New York, Diner en Blanc gathers people for a chic dining experience in urban spaces. Sign up online, dress in your fine whites and wait for an email beckoning you to your al fresco table.