Routines are boring, but surprises are not. In the past few years, supper clubs have been popping up throughout the county right under our noses. Kept hush hush, these clubs take guests on a culinary adventure at a secret location with a secret menu. Intrigued yet? If so, take your chance at one of these hidden treasures for a night of excitement and mystery.
With a focus on locally-sourced ingredients, Chef Peter and his team provide guests with a six course tasting menu, as well as a pairing of wine, beer or spirit tastings. Each dinner hosts 14 guests at a surprise venue. Reservations are $125 per person, and guests are welcome to bring their own bottle of wine.
Cow by Bear
Although many would not usually opt to have their meal prepared by a bear, this supper club may change their minds. Each Thursday, Friday and Saturday night, Bear, an anonymous San Diego chef, provides 14 guests with a surprise five course dinner and a 50-day dry aged ribeye roast entree at a secret downtown location. Bear also pairs each course with a fine wine. Who knew bears were so culinary inclined? Dinner is $175 per person. Read more about Cow by Bear here.
While many supper clubs pair food and beverages, SoundBite pairs food and music. Each plate in the six course meal is inspired by a song. During the meal, the chef will explain how the song inspired them while the corresponding artist will explain their songwriting process. Guests will then be treated with a live performance of each song. Tickets are $65 per person.
So Diego Tours
Joining So Diego Tours’ wine tasting and brewery tours is a new supper club. Each month, guests will be taken to a San Diego restaurant where they will receive a three course meal and craft cocktail pairing while being guided through their meal by a nutrition coach. This month, guests were taken to downtown’s Vin De Syrah for an Alice in Wonderland themed evening. Tickets are $100 per person.
Green Flash Brewing Co.
Throughout the year, the brewery teams up with a local restaurant for a night of pairings. Each dinner is five courses and is paired specifically by Green Flash Director of Beer Education, Dave Adams. Memberships for all dinners are sold each year, but individual dinner tickets are also available.
Le Dîner en Blanc
An annual tradition in San Diego, this supper club hosts 2,200 San Diegans dressed in all-white attire at a secret location that’s only revealed mere hours before the event. The catch: there’s typically a 15,000 person wait list, and you are responsible for packing your own gourmet picnic.