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Dear Girl About Town, Michelin Stars bore me and large restaurants remind me of cafeterias with everyone herded in together. I want small, intimate and delicious. What to do?
While everyone is fighting over reservations, waiting in a long queue or staring at other diners who all read the same guidebook recommendation, you can be eating and drinking with a select group of soon-to-be new friends in a private home.
Private dinners are popping up in major cities and are a fun way to have a gourmet meal with interesting people. Seating is extremely limited, as it’s usually in the chef’s home and often, the address is given out just 45 minutes before the meal – giving you enough time to grab a taxi to the secret spot and enjoy an aperitif. Naturally, the intimate group size allows you to chat with the other guests and enjoy their company while feasting on several courses. Check out:
Paris: Hidden Kitchen hkmenus.com/
My Private Dinner www.myprivatedinner.com
Lunch in the Loft www.lunchintheloft.com
Italy: Home Food Italy: www.homefood.it/
USA: Supper Underground www.supperunderground.com
Clandestion Suppers www.clandestinodining.org
London: The Underground Restaurant marmitelover.blogspot.com/
Buenos Aires: Pablo Abramosky opens his house to take you in a 5-step course gourmet meal. www.paladarbuenosaires.com.ar
Casa Felix Diego: Felix is probably the most talented and passionate chef specializing in Latin- American cuisine. Casa Fexi is his charming home and you are invited to experience a five-step vegetarian culinary tour de force. www.diegofelix.com
Tokyo: Aronia De Takazawa www.aroniadetakazawa.com
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