The Supper Club
Posted September 8, 2009on:
I know the idea of a supper club isn’t new, but I was surprised to learn how many of these are springing up all over. I recently found out about The Whisk and Ladle right in Brooklyn and I’m sure there are more. The idea behind this types of clubs is great: a small group of chefs (or excellent home cooks) getting together to host a reasonably priced multi course dinner. The menus usually feature local foods and can feature a new interpretation of a classic dish or completely new dishes. With many people foregoing dining at elaborate restaurants due to the current economic climate, this can be a great way to have a wonderful dining experience at a fraction of the cost. It can also be a great way to meet new people or to just reconnect with friends.
As I’m finishing up culinary school in about 2 weeks, (eep!) I find that I’m now part of a whole new world of people who really love food and know quite a bit about it. I know I have a lot more to learn, but I also know I won’t learn more without diving in, head-first into all that the food world has to offer. While I’m excited to start my externship at a magazine, writing about great food and recipe testing, I really still want to keep my hands sharp and active in the kitchen. Maybe a supper club is the answer? Or maybe I just need to find a part-time job doing pastry work? After all, the best part of a meal to make and to eat is always dessert!