WELCOME TO THE DTLA DINNER CLUB

DINNER PARTIES ARE ALWAYS FREE. PLEASE BRING LIQUOR AND A SMILE!


LIMITED TO DTLA RESIDENTS, LAAC MEMBERS, AND NATIONBUILDER STAFFERS ONLY. 


Sponsored by THE MAYFAIR HOTEL and MELISSA'S PRODUCE.



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Wednesday, October 10, 2018 at 07:00 PM · 39 rsvps

Celebrity Chef Sami Udell

We're super lucky to have landed celebrity private chef Sami Udell for this dinner club. She cooks for Ludacris, 2 Chainz, DeMarcus Cousins, and tons of other celebrities and NBA players. She loves vegetables and sustainable meats and you can always find her at the Farmer's Markets or experimenting in her kitchen. 

Our Sponsors

Special thanks to our sponsor Melissa's Produce!!! Delivering the freshest ideas in produce. Also, thank you to The Mayfair Hotel, recently remodeled and brought back to its former glory as the playground to Hollywood's golden age stars. 

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Wednesday, October 17, 2018 at 07:00 PM · 19 rsvps

Founders Dinner with Chef Leo of Chinese Laundry

Chef Leo is back for a very special Founders Dinner. 

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Run by married couple Helen Li and Leo Lamprides, Chinese Laundry is a catering company that specializes in a fusion of Chinese and Western dishes. Their menu re-interprets and redefines traditional recipes to create a unique culinary experience guaranteed to take customers on a colorful ride with only a bite.

Leo Lamprides is a Portuguese Greek American who was trained under chef David LeFevre when both were at the Water Grill, and was sous-chef for Michael Hung at Faith & Flower. Helen Li is an architect from Beijing who brings her home recipes to the business. The two combine and incorporate their backgrounds and experiences into their one-of-a-kind dishes, incorporating a pantheon of cuisines, from Hainan chicken to Uighur-style meat to Chinese risotto. The couple believe strongly in providing authentic dining experience by making almost everything from scratch, including tortillas, fermented chile sauce, stocks, and pickles.

In the couple’s own words:

"Most importantly, we want to pay homage to the vast and ancient culinary culture of China. We feel that it is so full of wonders, secrets, traditions and wisdom that it would be disrespectful to call our food authentic Chinese. So rather, we launder Chinese cuisine with the best of our evolving understanding."

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Special thanks to our sponsor Melissa's Produce!!! Delivering the freshest ideas in produce. Also thank you to The Mayfair Hotel, recently remodeled and brought back to its former glory as the playground to Hollywood's golden age stars. 

 

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A Few Chefs & Special Guests

NBA Star & Entrepreneur John Salley // @TheJohnSalley

A frequent visitor to The DTLA Dinner Club, John is an amazing guest who has sponsored The Club through his vegan wine company The Vegan Vine. It's delicious, click the link and buy a bottle! We know he's a busy man, but we always love it when John can make a dinner party. 

Top Chef Master Susan Feniger // @SusanFeniger

This AMAZING and talented chef was a part of the DTLA Community back in 1998 before it was cool with her iconic Ciudad, now the famous Border Grill. We were so lucky to be able to visit her restaurant for a full dinner and lesson on making churros!! We LOVE Susan, now go check out all her awesome restaurants

Top Chef Illan Hall // @IlanHall

Top Chef Season Two WINNER Ilan Hall was gracious enough to cook multiple dinners for us at The DTLA Dinner Club. He's got several restaurants around the country including our favorite ramen spot just a few black away at Grand Central Market - Ramen Hood!

Food Network's Arnold Myint // @ArnoldMyint

This Top Chef and Next Food Network Star contestant and chef/owner/partner of THREE restaurants and was the host of The Club while Josh was in Bali! A Nashville native, he cut his chops working in Jean Georges Vongerichten’s culinary empire. Click to visit his website for a peek inside his amazing world of food and fun.

Executive Chef Jason Fullilove // @ChefFullilove

This former Executive Chef for Mark Peel at Campanile, was featured on Food Network, Esquire's Knife Fight and has worked for some of the best chefs in the world. We were super excited to get him as a chef for a Dinner Club event and you can find him now with his own restaurant Barbara Jean in the Fairfax neighborhood of LA. 

Councilmember Jose Huizar // @josehuizar

The honorable council-member from the 14th district brought his lovely wife earlier this year for an open forum discussion on the issues effecting our neighborhood over a fantastic meal. We are all happy that he won the election and will continue to represent us. 

The Four Seasons' Chef Hans Srijumnong

Chef Hans cooked up an incredible Four Seasons worthy six course menu that took him hours to prep and serve. Check out the timelapse on the Photos and Videos page of our site. He's now moved on to EveryTable helping to provide fast, delicious and healthy food for all. 

Executive Chef Brian Cripps // @PacciSavannah

After working for the famous Chef Ludo and before heading down south to run the culinary program for Pacci in Savannah, Chef Brian Cripps stopped in and cooked us an amazing meal at The DTLA Dinner Club!! We're so lucky to have gotten him before he left the best coast. 

Josh Gray-Emmer // @joshgrayemmer

Your host of The DTLA Dinner Club, Josh is back from Bali and taking the baton back from amazing chef Chef Arnold Myint! He's the owner of BridGE, a Downtown Los Angeles centric consulting company, and a long time resident of the Historic Core neighborhood. 

Robin Alberts-Marigza // @robinalbertsm

Known as the queen of the biscuit, her last dinner included four different types, one for every course. She's a member of the NationBuilder family and has been a regular sous and lead chef at The DTLA Dinner Club. 

Mike Moschella // @mikemoschella

An ACTUAL Kentucky Admiral (that's one step up from a Kentucky Colonel), Mike is a frequent guest of The Dinner Club as well as our official whiskey educator. His collection of spirits and wealth of knowledge are always a lot of fun. 

Gregory Garman // @gregorygarman

One of our special guests this summer, Gregory was our DJ from Colorado for the big Sunday Funday event this year. He's also played at The Sundance Film Festival, The Winter X-Games, Art Basel, The LiveNation JayZ afterparty and many more. 

Markus Bold // #Mark_Us_Bold_Catering

Also a Downtown Los Angeles resident, Markus has a catering company specializing in quick comfort food done with his own personal flare. We were treated to buttermilk fried chicken and a homemade tangy asian sauce. 

Phil Kregel // #GrillWithPhil

A frequent sous and head chef, his name gives away his specialty, it's all about grilling with Phil! He's even got his own youtube show! One episode was filmed at The DTLA Dinner Club HQ, now go do some googling. 

Ryan Vaillancourt // @RVaillancourt

One of the original members of the Wednesday Night Dinner crew, Ryan is a resident of The Dinner Club HQ and a multi-time sous and lead chef. He's always one of the favorites, and is always sold out. 

Joe Conte // @JoeConte

Former resident at The Eldorado, Conte brings the vegan to The DTLA Dinner Club. 

Sponsors

The Mayfair Hotel

The Mayfair Hotel, an historic Downtown Los Angeles hotel established in 1926 has reemerged, following a top-to-bottom redesign, and unveiled glamorous new spaces, dining and guest programming that reinterprets its authentic early 20thcentury character with distinctly Los Angeles style and substance.

Melissa's Produce

Delivering The Freshest Ideas In Produce - Within the 280,000 square feet of the Melissa's/World Variety Produce, Inc. warehouse, one is sure to find the freshest fruits and vegetables -- quality products with exceptional value and first-class service. 

Monkey Shoulder

Is a contemporary twist in the history of Scottish whisky making. Owned by William Grant & Sons, Monkey Shoulder is a blend of the three single malts from Kininvie, Glenfiddich and Balvenie, also owned by William Grant & Sons. Its so delicious we're always happy (and very lucky) when they join us at events. 

Gelateria Uli

Gelateria Uli was founded by Uli Nasibova in Downtown Los Angeles. Their gelato and sorbet is made fresh daily in their kitchen in the Spring Arcade building in the heart of Downtown's historic core neighborhood. At their two locations, they also serve fine espresso drinks, along with an array of fresh pastries.

LEVEL Furnished Living

At LEVEL Furnished Living DTLA, utopia comes in three sizes: one, two or three bedrooms. Located in downtown Los Angeles’ South Park District, every one of our remarkable luxury suites is outfitted with built-in high-performance Sub-Zero and Bosch appliances and in-suite laundry, plus stylish yet sophisticated finishings.

District 8 Media // DTLA Book

DTLA Book is an annual coffee table guidebook for visitors and residents to enjoy DTLA like an insider. The content covers this rapidly evolving part of the city, as well as other thriving L.A. destinations, with features on art, shopping, culture, and secret eating/drinking spots, and notable individuals in the community.

Whole Foods Market DTLA

As a true member of the community, Whole Foods Market sponsors awesome programs around the neighborhood, and The DTLA Dinner Club is honored to be among them. All ingredients for The DTLA Dinner Club are sourced by #WFMDTLA. 

The Choubacha Family

Kevin and Chanel Choubacha have graciously donated a complete set of "Made in LA" glasses to The DTLA Dinner Club. Thanks guys!!

Ploom Vaporizer Products

Sleek, portable and the absolute pinnacle in vaporizing, the Ploom is a totally unique smoking experience. They sent teams to give away and educate our guests on The Ploom and the Pax. 

Border Grill Restaurant

We got to meet the Top Chef Masters founders at their downtown LA location, for a very special dinner, and then they sent chefs to us for three dinners. We love Border Grill!!