Do you love gourmet cooking and enjoying fine food paired with high quality wine and lively conversations? If so, consider joining other local epicureans in the Santa Cruz Dinner Club experience. The club was formed almost a decade ago and has grown to include couples and good friends from Aptos to Boulder Creek. What everyone has in common is a love of good food, wine and conversation. It’s a great way to expand your circle of friends over wonderful dinners in private homes.
Dinners are held once a month, usually on the first Sunday starting at 5 p.m. Members (couples, partners and individuals who pair up) host a dinner in their home every third time, when they are available. Four to six additional club members meet at each host’s home. Several dinners are held each month in various homes simultaneously. Members rotate between homes with assigned participation.
The hosts share a menu, providing the appetizers and dinner while a second couple or partners bring dessert and a bottle of wine and the third couple/partners bring 2 bottles of high quality wine paired for the menu.
In addition, the club periodically hosts occasional gatherings for all the members, to celebrate holidays or a special occasion. What results is a mix of people coming together in varying combinations and in different homes, as often as every month, but whose friendship grows over time, from the sharing of excellent dinners and stimulating conversations.