You’re familiar with the concept.
Sprawling warehouse. Dozens of strangers. Shrouded in secrecy and pork.
Must be Dinner Lab, a just-launched private dinner club that’ll soon host feasts in clandestine locations all over town, accepting members now. (See photos from past events in other cities, including the pic above, in our slideshow.)
First thing you’ll want to do: sign up to secure your membership. Because they’re in limited supply, and because that’ll grant you access to the small handful of covert dinners they’re throwing each month. And that’s kind of the whole point here.
The first one is October 25 with chef Ryan Carson, an LA import behind the pop-up concept Privē. He’ll feed you six courses of things like Wagyu beef, octopus with kimchi jelly and pork belly with salt-baked yams. And the location: well, that’s a secret for now, but they’ll disclose it a couple of days before the event. Could be a rooftop, could be an underground bunker. All part of the fun.
Then once you show up, you’ll find a makeshift restaurant with communal tables and a bunch of other curious, hungry people. You’ll make friends with strangers, you’ll drink drinks, and you’ll sit down to consume those things we mentioned above.
No, not the strangers.