if you can't get a seat, blame ms. alison cook. the word is out. which isn't necessarily a bad thing except that it will be even harder getting one of the coveted seats at the dinner table now. there is a dinner going down tonight, if you want to go, can't hurt to try asking. if chef randy rucker says it's full, ask him if you can still come if you bring your own chair. the dinners are very casual. you'll get some of the most top-notch grub in your life, but w/o the stuffy service and ambiance. tenacity supper clubs feel like a private dinner amongst friends. it's BYOW and most of the attendees are good at sharing too.
after my experience at the first tenacity dinner, i could hardly wait for this day to arrive. here are some photos from the tenacity supper club dinner i attended last weekend. photo credits all go to ronny rucker.
california abalone, pickled watermelon rind, marigold mint, & caramelized miso (served with dashi foam on top)
chilled geoduck clam, sudachi, corn juice & tiny basil leaves
balsamic sponge cake, lavender, brown fig & local chevre puree
again, not a thing disappointed. super friendly and casual tone for the evening, lots of patter with randy, great conversation with other dinner guests. chowhound stephanie even brought a bottle of 88 chateau lafite rothschild to share with everyone. fellow food bloggers anonymouseater and food princess were also in attendence.