Thursday, January 26, 2012

{the host your own series}

I am really excited to announce a new feature coming up on Mint Love Social Club in collaboration with my good friend Kevin Van of The Dining Society which we are calling The Host Your Own Series.

A few years ago, Kevin decided to start an underground supper club which he named The Dining Society.  The very first of these dinners was held for 16 people on a ping pong table in our Silverlake backyard serving 7 courses along with wine pairings for only $50 a person.  The Dining Society dinners were meant to bring people together in a casual setting and give sous chefs at many of LA's best restaurants a platform to try out dishes that might not usually make it onto the menu in their restaurants.  Since then the Dining Society dinners have grown in size of up to 45+ people and have included all star guest chefs from Melisse, Providence and Red O.  You can read a little bit more about those dinner parties here.

I have always had a love for entertaining; everything from throwing large cocktail parties to intimate dinners.  After hosting the Dining Society dinner in our place and attending many more in other locations, Chris and I were inspired to start hosting our own dinner parties where the focus on food was elevated yet casual at the same time.

Kevin and I decided to start the Host Your Own series to highlight all the different aspects of entertaining not just the beautiful photos from the end result of a successful dinner party, but everything in between. 

The first part of this series will center around a dinner party I am throwing in early February in my loft and next week Kevin will be back with a post about the menu planning for this type of dinner party...

{all images are from Dylan Ho - who has shot almost every Dining Society meal}


  1. what a wonderful idea! Can't wait to see how it all comes together!

  2. Wow this sounds like an awesome series! I wish there was something like the Dining Society here in Phoenix!

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  3. such a great idea - i did this in nyc. love it:)

  4. What a great idea!

  5. love this! can't wait to see all of the details.