There are no secret passwords or special decoder rings required to get through the gate at the SIDEDOOR Supper Club, though reservations are required and typically in short supply.
The monthly "underground wine dinner club" is part of the rebranding and revamping of Davie's Roho Kitchen, formerly known as Chef George Catering.
The SIDEDOOR Supper Club is hosted by Roho's owners chef Jorge Montes and Vanessa Montes, and includes a themed multi-course meal. On Tuesday, the club will host its February gathering, a Caribbean Nights motif, with tropical touches from the mango mojito "welcome drink" to the fried arroz con leche dessert. There are five courses, plus passed hors d'oeuvres, with dishes like Jamaican curry chicken and braised oxtail on the menu.
The cost for this month's dinner is $55 per person and the gathering starts at 7:30 p.m. Guests can bring a bottle of wine or liquor without a corkage fee. Feel free to share with your neighbor; it's meant to be a social activity. There are only 12 spots available for the event, though organizers keep a waiting list on hand in cases of sell-outs. Registration for SIDEDOOR is available online.
In addition to the supper club, Roho hosts cooking classes and other special events, like a Thai cooking class, a sushi rolling class, and a food and wine pairing. The rebranding didn't do away with the catering aspect of Roho's enterprise. They're still in the catering biz, but now have added a "fit meal" delivery service.
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