Wednesday, September 24, 2014

cobaya sobe (2/20/15) - seat request line is OPEN

We posted to the mailing list last week that we'd be running a lottery for a limited group of seats for a dinner we'll be doing in collaboration with the South Beach Wine and Food Festival in February. The time has arrived.

If you missed it, here's the story. It's not completely Cobaya-style, as the chefs and location have already been announced on the SoBeFest website, but we're pretty excited to let you know the details: The dinner will be Friday February 20, 2015; participants include the great Andrew Zimmern, host of Bizarre Foods and our guest at Experiment #21; offal and charcuterie maven Chris Cosentino (of San Francisco's Porcellino and Boccalone); Makoto Okuwa, chef of Bal Harbour's Makoto (and a Cobaya alum from Experiment #32); and local hero Michael Schwartz of Michael's Genuine Food & Drink; and the venue will be the gorgeous new Pérez Art Museum.

Tickets go up for pre-sale on October 9 on the SoBeFest website, but we will have a (limited!) block of seats for Cobaya members. Our seats will be $300; they're currently listed at the same price on the SoBe website, but we've been told that price is going to go up to $350 when they actually start taking purchases, so those who buy through the Cobaya group will be getting a $50 discount.

To request spots, please email us using the "contact the underground" link on this page and let us know how many spots you're requesting. We will run a lottery and announce the results by email on Monday September 29, and you'll then have to purchase your seats by October 6 (details will be provided to the lottery winners).

(UPDATE: This event is SOLD OUT)

And just to keep in the Cobaya spirit, our usual disclaimer:

A brief, but important, 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.

Plus some legalese: please note that if you're requesting a spot, you understand that any food or beverages you consume are at your own risk, that you voluntarily assume any and all risks, known and unknown, and voluntarily release the organizers of the event from any claims, including personal injury and wrongful death, resulting in any manner from your participation in this event, whether caused by negligence or otherwise. Hopefully it won't come to that.

Look forward to seeing you there. As always, thank you for your support.

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