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bringing the paladar to new york city

serious Feb 28, 2009 02:13 AM

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?

  1. dinaofdoom Feb 28, 2009 10:29 AM

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

    1. Aromatherapy Feb 28, 2009 05:58 AM

      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. Morganna Feb 28, 2009 05:08 AM

        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
          billieboy Feb 28, 2009 05:49 AM

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

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