Ever want to dine on a custom multi-course prixe-fixe meal and then chat it up with the chef who made it? Maybe you’ve been meaning to plan a food outing to a hot new restaurant with a group of friends but don’t want to do any of the leg work? How about simply hanging out with like-minded foodies and make some new friends in the process?
I got the chance to try out Table Crush, a new food focused dinner meet-up that does all the above and more. Co-owner Jay Park wanted to create a company for those who enjoy food and being in the company of food lovers like themselves. Sure, we all know how hard it is to meet new people in LA, so, why not join a free service that takes all the hassel out of the equation?
How it works:
Step 1: Create a profile on TableCrush.com
Step 2: Find a restaurant you want to join up, maybe invite some of your friends along for the ride
Step 3: Book a seat and go enjoy your meal!
I was invited to a hosted to a dinner at the Lexington Social House in Hollywood – rad for me, because I hadn’t been in a really long while. It’s a beautiful space and I had no idea how large it was! It’s great for private events, waiting a concert or simply having a yummy dinner – like we did!
In our group there were 8 of us, some were new friends, some were old friends. After initial formalities, (and once the wine was brought out to the table!) we got right into it. We chatted and ate the night away. A table of music lovers, naturally we talked about the up and coming Coachella Festival (if you’re headed there, read my how-to Coachella guide). We also talked about new favorite restaurants – who we loved and hated. It was a table full of fun food gossip!
We were served a custom, off the menu meal (complete with wine pairings), prepared for us by chef Kluver. It was elegant, delicious and most of all, incredibly fun.
Table Crush’s next meal is set for Scratch|Bar – Chef Phillip Frankland (Alinea, Providence, and Hatfield’s)… Sign up on Table Crush.com to keep in the loop for up coming events. They change the restaurants weekly so you’ll never get bored.
…And behold! Some pics from our meal!
Thank you Lexington Social House and Table Crush for hosting this dinner! All ideas and opinions expressed are my own.