The “secret supper” isn’t a new concept, but until today, I’d never heard of one in Dallas. I’m sure some of you have, you know all about them, and I’m a total idiot. However, if you’re unfamiliar, read this article. The basic idea is, food loving people get together at someones house for dinners made with (many times) local ingredients, as a restaurant alternative. The cost is often low. Sometimes everyone cooks, sometimes one chef is in charge. I don’t think this is technically legal, hence the secret aspect. Which of course makes it more exciting and fun.
If you’d like to know about an upcoming secret supper in Dallas, please continue reading. If you don’t care to know more, please don’t jump.
I just got off the phone with Jordan (feel like I shouldn’t include last name), the man in charge of next week’s Food Creates Community dinner in Richardson. This is the group’s second dinner. Jordan went to El Centro and he also runs a small catering biz. He’s not at all concerned with getting the word out about these dinners, so here’s the skinny: He wants to promote local foods and get similar-minded people together, so he’s started hosting these dinners. Next week’s will be for 30 folks, at his house. It will be Italian themed and focused on locally-sourced food. Italian wines will be served. He will be doing the cooking with the help of two or three people. There will be a cocktail hour (blood orange martinis), followed by salad or soup, a house-made pasta course, a fish with risotto, and gelato for dessert (probably limoncello flavored, made by his friend).
Cost: $30. To RSVP, go here. You can also see pics from the dinner last fall.