Red Door Pop Up Dinner
Went to Red Door for the pop up dinner last night. I was wrong about cocktails being included so the final price with three drinks was about $80/pp. Completely reasonable for the level of food served. BTW all of the proceeds went to Common Threads which is pretty awesome for the chefs to donate their time like that.
One of the chefs just completed a year working at Noma and is now at Tavernita while the other chef is currently working at Schwa, which influenced a lot of the food that we ate (gels, streaks etc.) They explained it as their day to experiment with different ideas. Our party of four were the only ticket buyers of the second seating with one couple who walked in expecting to eat at the red door but wound up joining the pop up dinner.
It was my first time at a pop up dinner and I thought the interaction with the chef was a very cool aspect I assume is similar to all pop ups. Given there were 6 people there he would come out after each course was served and sit down and talk with us about the idea and conception of each plate.
I cant speak for every pop up dinner at red door as the chefs change every 5 weeks, but I was very impressed with the level of food, its no Schwa but pretty damn close, and I will try my best to make it back in 5 weeks.
I am not familiar with them. If you enjoy pop up dinners, I highly recommend looking into Sous Rising. I dined there a few weeks ago with a few friends (all really big into food) and all of us were blown away. The chef serves the dinners out of his apartment and is extremely talented. They have information about upcoming dinners on their Facebook page. I already made reservations to go back for the winter menu! The price is a bit higher $120 (includes food and gratuity) and is BYOB and the food consists of modern cuisine (I found it most similar to Schwa if I were to compare it to a restaurant I have been) in a tasting menu format.