"It's not a normal supper club," you'll say.
"Prove it," they'll say.
"K," you'll say, before casually pointing them in the direction of Tasting Collective, a new series of intimate dinners taking place in restaurants around town that's now accepting membership requests for upcoming fêtes. Here's a peek at what you might be in for.
Started as a way for friends to get a more in-depth experience at restaurants, what you have here is an invite-only club that stages bi-weekly events at an ever-rotating roster of restaurants. First up: Tawla on June 18, followed by the likes of Alba Ray's, Nomica and Dosa. Translation: you want in on this.
To become a member, request and invitation or come as a guest of another member. Membership also grants you bonuses like gratis drinks or dishes at partnering restaurants on non-event nights.
Then, come game night (usually Sundays through Tuesdays when restaurants are typically slow or closed) you and your merry band of culinary adventurers will show up at the same time as if for a show. A show where the players will be cooking your dinner.
And that dinner will be a family-style, eight-course event where the chefs themselves will open by speaking about their restaurant and a couple of the dishes. They'll then check back in and speak to more of the meal about halfway through. Finally, at the end, you and your date get to ask them any questions your hearts desire.
Sample answer: "Yes, you can have another drink."