Because Dinner Lab appreciates informed diners, they have partnered with SanDiegoVille to offer our readers and followers a FREE annual membership! Just register at dinnerlab.com/signup/sandiegoville by November 20 at 11:59pm and, in addition to your free annual membership to Dinner Lab, you'll also receive $20 off your first ticket purchase, which you can use at the next Dinner Lab San Diego event on November 19 - five courses paired with Samuel Adams beers for a special Friendsgiving-themed supper!
Dinner Lab is a popular, well-funded, membership-based, traveling pop-up dinner company that "exists to bring people together with new ideas in food." The company does this by hosting exclusive dinners at obscure locations in various cities throughout the U.S., where they give undiscovered chefs a creative platform to prototype new dishes and ideas through a multi-course, themed dining experience. After the meal, the intrepid diners provide detailed feedback to help the chefs and company iterate and grow. Dinner Lab is backed in large part by investors including Whole Foods, so, in addition to being a source for exciting meals, it's really a method in research and development for the upscale food industry. Dinner Lab was first launched in New Orleans and has since spread to more than 20 cities.
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Participating chefs at Dinner Labs around the country are asked to tell a story through their menus - recipes that speak to their background or heritage, ingredients they are passionate about, or completely new dishes they’ve been experimenting with on days away from the restaurant. Each time a participant attends an event, their feedback and suggestions are shared with the chef so that he or she may improve on their menu concept. Diners are asked to rate each dish’s creativity and taste, as well as each drink pairing, on a scale of one to five and also to decide whether or not the course was “restaurant worthy.” All of this information is aggregated and then delivered back to the chef.
Mark your calendars for the next Dinner Lab San Diego event on Thursday, November 19, beginning at 7pm. Guest Chef DJ Park from Los Angeles joins Dinner Lab San Diego presenting his 5-course menu, Friendsgiving, as told by Dinner Lab and Sam Adams, with special beer pairing by Sam Adams. The menu for the 11/19 Dinner Lab includes:
- Pickled & Smoked Crudité with winter lager crème fraîche and olive powder
- Corn Porridge with ember charred corn, toasted walnut and smoked cream
- Roasted Vegetable Stuffing with croissant stuffing and Thirteenth Hour stout & umami gravy
- Surf & Turf with charred lobster, roasted duck, pickled berries and jus
- Rustic Apple Tart with toasted walnut and spiced cream
- Samuel Adams beers including Winter Lager, Boston Lager, Rebel IPA, Tetravis, New World Triple, Stony Brook Red, American Kriek and Thirteenth Hour Stout
Get your free membership now at dinnerlab.com/signup/sandiegoville!