London: Private Dining Club at the Berkeley Hotel
French chef Pierre Koffmann occasionally likes to make grandiose dishes like suckling pig and pot-au-feu, but he found the meals too large for an at-home dinner party. So Koffmann and his partner, Claire Harrison, started Koffmann's Dinner Club, a series of over-the-top suppers held in the private Camille room of Koffmann's restaurant at London's Berkeley Hotel. Fourteen gourmands can sign up for the evening's five-course tasting menu and wine pairings, the details of which remain a secret until guests arrive, but we do know it's a mix of Koffmann's signature dishes and food he's never served before. While the chef toils in the kitchen, Harrison sits at the head of the table, entertaining and getting to know her company. The next gatherings are on September 13 and October 25, but book early, as places at the table will go quickly. $175 per person at Wilton Place, Knightsbridge; email Claire Harrison at firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve a space.
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