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Feb 28, 2009 02:13 AM

bringing the paladar to new york city

Some years ago Cuba legalized the practice of opening the private home as a 'restaurant.' I'm certain there is some potential to emulate this practice in U.S. (but you might have to discuss this with your insurance agent.)
The idea is that an excellent home cook sets up hours that strangers are welcome to come for dinner, eat, pay. Does such a practice exist already here in some form?

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  1. With the insurance, health inspections, and liability issues in the US, I seriously doubt that this is even possible.

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    1. re: Morganna

      In Toronto they are even making the street-food vendors prepare their food in an inspected kitchen.

    2. They certainly exist in some immigrant communities but nobody is going to tell outsiders. A friend has been to some pretty large ones in the LA area.

      1. i think the supper club concept, where the venue is typically a private home, is the closest we have to something like that.