Best Underground Supper Club New York 2013 - Sunday Night Dinner
Tamara Reynolds, a fiery redhead known for her frequently bleeped commentary as a host of Cooking Channel's Unique Eats, answers the buzzer with a gigantic hug and then whisks you up a flight of stairs and down a spiral staircase leading into a backyard garden strewn with multicolored light bulbs and anchored by a picnic table adorned with mismatched tablecloths. Sunday Night Dinner comes with a theme; "Breaking Bad," "Sort of Shabbat," "Downton Abbey," and "Carnivale" are recent examples. Want to know the next one? You'll need to gain access first: Once on the list for these secret parties, prospective guests are e-mailed the date and time of the next gathering, and the first 20 to respond secure coveted seats in exchange for a bottle of wine and a suggested donation to help defray costs. Reynolds has also collaborated with the team at Vesta/Pachanga Patterson/Venturo to create Van Alst Traveling Feast, which brings a dinner party to your own home or event.