Thursday, January 26, 2012
Style File: Underground Dining
A new way to dine out, getting a reservation requires a little detective work, but once in, you may never go back to eating out the old-school way again. 7's Belkys Nerey sneaks into an underground supper club in tonight's Style File.
WSVN -- It's a delicious secret. If you're craving something different cancel your reservations at the usual restaurant and dine underground.
Julie Price: "An underground dining club is a group of adventurous individuals who are willing to try new foods. And who want to pair together a social experience with a dining experience."
Following in the footsteps of foodies in other big cities, Julie Price from Arc Broward Culinary School has started a new underground supper club called the Traveling Plate.
Julie Price: "Many of our events may not be published, so we may not tell people until that day what location they will be going to, or even what the menu will be. So there will always be a mystique involved in our dinner."
Andrew Winninger: "The exclusivity of it. I found out about it through their Facebook page, it's a nice opportunity to get out and change things up from the typical restaurant you go to."
Just like it's name The Traveling Plate, dinner parties will always be roving to a different location. Like this one at Allied Kitchen & Bath in Fort Lauderdale.
Julie Price: "So that might be an art gallery, a loft, a warehouse, we're even planning an airline hangar."
The idea behind these dinners is to let talented chefs work their magic in an affordable, relaxed setting. Each month chefs from the institute along with guest chefs from around South Florida will create interesting and often surprise menus.
David DeLeon: "What's nice about it is I get to go out and speak to each individual guest, they ask me a lot of questions. It's nice to explain how we made the food, and how things are prepped."
Melissa Gousse: "The scallops are It was accented with a raspberry sauce."
And while you're dining you're hobnobbing with other foodies.
Eric Lachs: "I just love that you get to experience a lot of different foods, but it also has that vibrancy of a networking event."
Venessa Santiago: "I can't wait to see where the next location is going to be. Just out of the intrigue, wanting to be a part of it."
The secret is out now you've got to do the detective work to find out where they're traveling to next.
Belkys Nerey: "Best part all of the proceeds from the dinners go to help fund scholarships for the Arc Broward Culinary School. Now if you want to be a part of this foodie group you can follow them on Facebook.
FOR MORE INFORMATION:
Look for the "Traveling Plate" on Facebook