The origin of supper clubs harks back to the age of enlightenment, when members of the French salons followed rigorous debate on Cartesian dualism with a plate of ribs, often using their berets as makeshift bibs. Attend a supper club without having to argue the philosophies of barbecue with today's Groupon: for $60, you get a ticket to attend any monthly Houston Supper Club event. The club has several events planned for the year in rotating venues that include a historic Museum District home and the infield of Minute Maid Park (up to a $225 value).
Each month, the Houston Supper Club showcases the culinary prowess of an internationally renowned chef with a dinner party held in a culturally engaging or entertaining venue. The Supper Club's next foray into gastronomic bliss arrives June 19 with the Taste The Nations Tapas And Wine Affair in the Museum District, featuring superchef Enrico Gaggioni and the simmering music of the Gary-Michael Dahl Band, a welcome addition for those who like to gyrate to jazzy grooves while swirling their cabaret sauvignon. Tapas-tasters will sample the delicacies on seven different plates, and can then test out little-known olive oils at the tasting bar. If the adrenaline rush of a murder mystery enlivens your appetite, put on your detective's cap and bubble pipe and choose November's A Dinner To Die For, an interactive theater event featuring chef Dana Burkhalter. Check the Houston Supper Club's website for other upcoming events, such as a twilight dinner in August alongside a performance of A Midsummer Night's Dream.
All Houston Supper Club events serve complimentary drinks, and a sommelier is always on hand to help winers-and-diners determine what spirits best complement their meal. Dress code varies for each event, so inquire beforehand in case the glitter-laden jumpsuit from your high school glam-metal band is inappropriate.
Reservations required. An individual can buy multiple Groupons to attend a maximum of two events.