Underground Dining: The Brooklyn Edible Social Club

While grabbing cheese from Cato Corner (try the Vivace, it has notes of wood-smoked bacon), to fill out a lovely picnic in Prospect Park, I also picked up a tip about an underground dining club.

This, from the website:

Hosted by an acclaimed, artisan chef formed in the kitchens of The French Laundry
and Meadowood (California), these dinners will take place in roving
locations throughout Brooklyn.

How fun! And of course, “each feast features seasonal ingredients from local, sustainable farms” – many of which have been reviewed by NewYorkFoodVine.

The club’s blog is lovely, if perhaps just starting out. It offers background information on the upcoming meal’s featured ingredients and farms, as well as information on how to get invited.

Here’s a sneak peak at the April 22nd dinner.

$65, BYOB

Amuse bouche

First Course
Field Greens Salad (Evolutionary Organics, NY)
Free-range fried egg (Tello's Green Farm, NY)
Smoked bacon-thyme citronette (Flying Pigs Farm, NY)

Second Course
Foraged Mushrooms Ragou (Honey Hollow Farm, NY )
Womanchego cheese grits (Cato Corner Farm, CT)
Herb salad

Third Course
Steamed Clams (Blue Moon Fishmonger, NY)
Saffron, chorizo
Sourdough peasant bread (Bread Alone Bakery, NY)

Fourth Course
Braised Grass-fed Beef Short Ribs (Wilklow Orchards, NY)
Roasted sunchokes, grilled scallions, gremolata sauce

Fifth Course
Upside-down Apple Gallette (Red Jacket Orchards, NY)
Caramel "milkshake"

Mignardises, Coffee, Tea

picture of Brooklyn brownstone, by anonymous contributor to Dreamstime.


  1. Hey Robin! Whens the next time youre going? Andres is doing Julia Child themed dinner this week!


  2. HungryNibbler9:33 AM

    Hi! Not sure about this week. Went to a brunch not long ago which was lots of fun. If you go this week and I don't show, report back!!