Thursday, April 29, 2010

Cobaya Experiment #6 - Wednesday May 12

We're at it again. Wednesday, May 12, 2010. This will be during "normal" dining hours, not a midnight affair, and will be a bit more upscale than our last event. Pricing will be $90/person inclusive of tax and tip, with a $25 wine pairing option.

Same routine: please send an email to request seats, and let me know how many you're requesting (please use the "contact the underground" link to the right). Within a few days you will be advised whether the reservation has been confirmed; when you have received a confirmed reservation, please book it using the PayPal link which will be set up here (please do not book until you've received a confirmation). Seating will be limited, and I will hold 4 seats for a "lottery," to be conducted a few days in advance of the dinner for those folks who do not compulsively check their emails.


For those people who have CONFIRMED SEATS, the PayPal link for booking your seats is below. Please do not pay for seats unless you've received a confirmation email. Thanks!

Cobaya 5/12 Dinner

A brief refresher course on the whole Cobaya thing: there is no "menu". There are no choices. You'll be eating what the chef chooses to make for the night. If you have food related allergies, strict dietary requirements, religious restrictions; are salt sensitive, vegetarian, pescatarian, or vegan; don't like your meat cooked medium rare, or are pregnant: this meal is probably not for you. Do not expect white-glove service. Don't ask for your sauce on the side. Just come and enjoy.

Confirmed and paid-up attendees will receive an e-mail a day or two before the 12th, confirming the location. Start time will be around 7:30/8:00pm, again, details to be confirmed shortly.

As always, thank you for your interest.


  1. I noticed the Cobaya Experiment #6 announcement from you was received in my email box at 12:05 PM. Now, when the trick is to be one of the first 20 or so to respond for the limited seats, this mid-day distribution practice excludes an entire class of people. Professionals with their own offices, desks and access computers or members of the blogosphere sitting in their cellars still in pajamas have a practical guaranty of acceptance. I have nothing personally against the intelligencia/foodinista cadre, in fact I adore you all, but as a proud member of the proletariat I insist this practice cease and desist as it discriminates against the regular working people who don’t have access to the necessary technology in the middle of a work shift.

    Yours, in order to form a more perfect underground dinner club.

  2. I'm always open to suggestions, but there is no perfect solution here. I think there are as many people who check their emails during the day, but don't regularly check their emails in the evenings, as vice versa. Some are even members of the proletariat, getting even with The Man by reading their personal emails during working hours.

    A few events ago, we started holding back an allotment of seats for a "lottery" that we conduct several days after the event notice goes out, so those folks without hair-trigger email reflexes still have a chance to get in.