Best New Supper Clubs
Chefs come out of their restaurant kitchens for these winning, off-menu meals at supper clubs around town.
What happens when chefs loosen their apron strings and get creative? Find out at these three off-menu adventures found at local supper clubs.
Chefs Night Off
Thunderbird’s chef de cuisine Andrew Whitmoyer and slow-food enthusiast RJ Wall (also the bar manager at Fountain Square’s Hi-Fi concert venue) co-founded this pirate prix fixe meal that has showcased some of the most highly regarded chefs in town. The lineup for February’s $100 anniversary dinner read like a roster of local top chefs, with food prepared by Adam Ditter (Bluebeard), Matt Robey (Plow & Anchor), Jonathan Brooks (Milktooth), Seth Julian (Goose the Market), Omar Guzman (Cobblestone Grille), Erin Till (Neal Brown Hospitality Group), and Peter Schmutte (Cerulean). chefsnightoffindy.com
Thunderbird Dinner and a Movie
Once a month, the Fountain Square restaurant and bar hosts a movie paired with a corresponding multi-course prix fixe meal designed by the chef. (The same Andrew Whitmoyer mentioned above has had a busy year.) Courses are brought out at key moments throughout the film. In February, Pee-wee’s Big Adventure enjoyed a play date with an eight-course presentation that included a breakfast “sammie” with Mr. T cereal foam, ravioli with squid ink, and buttered-popcorn ice cream. 1127 Shelby St., 317-974-9580, thunderbirdindy.com
Chef’s Collaborative Dinners at H2O Sushi
Former Plow & Anchor chef John Adams joins culinary forces with H2O Sushi’s Eli Anderson and Nicole Ankney-Anderson for these intermittent themed dinners. The first fete took on Asian cuisine (specifically the slow-cooked pork-shoulder dish bo ssam), while February’s Aphrodisiac Dinner began with an oyster tostada and ended with a goat-cheese tart. 317-254-0677, h2osushibar.com