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Secret supper club ChickenWireNC has two upcoming events

La Farm Bakery’s bread may be sold out at local grocers like Whole Food’s, but owner Lionel Vatinet is continuing to bake bread despite the hurricane.
La Farm Bakery’s bread may be sold out at local grocers like Whole Food’s, but owner Lionel Vatinet is continuing to bake bread despite the hurricane. cliddy@newsobserver.com

There are two upcoming events from ChickenWireNC, a secret supper club.

ChickenWireNC was started by chef Regan Stachler of Little Hen in Apex. Stachler attended a dinner put on by the Asheville-based Blind Pig Supper Club and so enjoyed the experience that he decided to start one in the Triangle.

So what makes it a secret supper club? Event location and details are emailed to diners 36 hours before the event.

Here are the details:

▪ At 5:15 p.m. June 14, there will be a dinner that celebrates North Carolina’s wheat harvest. The participating chefs include master baker Lionel Vatinet of La Farm Bakery in Cary, Daniel Benjamin of lucettegrace in Raleigh, John Childres of Herons at the Umstead Hotel and Spa in Cary, James Clark of Carolina Inn in Chapel Hill, Serge Falcoz-Vigne of Rocky Top Hospitality group in Raleigh, Robin Bilodeau of Searstone Retirement Community in Cary and Stachler.

The event will feature a rustic family-style feast with breads and several dishes served straight from a wood-fired oven. Tickets cost $125 per person. For $50 more, diners can attend a breadbaking class before the dinner. (There are only 12 spots in the baking class.)

<bullet>From 3-6 p.m. July 19, there will be a tasting picnic in Pittsboro featureing 20 chefs, 20 farmers and artisan food producers, five local breweries and more.

Tickets cost $85 for adult and $25 for children age 10 and older. Children ages 9 and under are free.

Some of the participating chefs include Isiah Allen of The Eddy Pub in Saxapahaw, Thomas Card of The Fearrington House Inn in Pittsboro, Nicholas Crosson and Matthew Hayden of Porchetta in Durham, Sean Fowler of Mandolin in Raleigh, Benjamin Harris of Midtown Grille in Raleigh, Kevin Hubbard of Patrick Jane’s Gourmet Pizza Bar in Cary, Kim Hunter of Kimbap in Raleigh, and Angelina Kay of Angelina’s Kitchen in Pittsboro.

To buy tickets, go to chickenwirenc.com

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