In the past five years, secret supper clubs have popped up across the United States providing diners with new culinary experiences, while allowing both aspiring and professional chefs a chance to reinvent the moveable feast, hone their kitchen skills and turn a profit – all from the comfort of their own homes.
Julie Ziegler-Haynes’ supper club, The Dinner Bell may appear to be your average Williamsburg, Brooklyn surreptitious dining experience, but it is Haynes’s unconventional approach to food that sets her apart from her contemporaries.
An art project about death row inmates’ last meals, ironically, initiated the former Marlow & Sons waitress interest in food and the cooking process. The challenge of preparing a meal for someone – in Haynes’s case, inmates whom she refers to as ghosts – challenged her to think differently about her own relationship with food and gave her an appetite to further explore this new platform for art.
Haynes views the Dinner Bell as an opportunity to nourish strangers, bring people together in an intimate setting, as well as highlight the relationship between food and art – whether it’s for ghosts, strangers, or friends.
Source : T Magazine