A lavish multi-course dinner will be hosted by a visiting chef in Raleigh two weeks from now, we just don’t know where. But that’s kind of the point.
The Underground Kitchen, a group that specializes in clandestine pop-up dinners, will host its second Raleigh event Friday, Sept. 15. The last one was held one year ago at the now-closed Cave 1912 in Raleigh’s Five Points.
The dinner is being called “Lock, Stock, Barrel,” with Virginia chef Matthew Tlusty preparing the meal. Tlusty is the former chef of Juleps in Richmond and is currently developing a new restaurant there.
Organizers said the dinner will be outdoors, serving “rustic” food, featuring cured and aged meats and truffle wine pairings. The event will start with cocktails at 7 p.m. and dinner at 7:30 p.m.
With tickets at $185 each, the Raleigh dinner asks diners to put their faith in culinary mystery, where just about the only known thing is who will be designing the menu. For its dinners, Underground Kitchen typically offers 25 to 40 seats.
Tickets are at theundergroundkitchen.org/upcoming-events.
The pop-up dinners were started in Richmond, Va., in 2013 by Michael Sparks, a former designer of high end fashion accessories.
Drew Jackson: 919-829-4707; @jdrewjackson