Supper clubs have been around since people have been making food, but the modern, pop-up supper clubs have enjoyed more than a decade in the spotlight, thanks to the success of experiential food businesses like Outstanding in the Field and even the local restaurant Dai Due, which started as a supper club.
A new traveling supper club company called Moonrise Standard started last year that will be swinging through Austin in a few weeks.
The first Moonrise Standard dinner was in Flagstaff, and they’ve hosted dinners in Joshua Tree and the Cuyama Valley in California, as well as a few others in Arizona, but this is their first Texas dinner.
In addition to the feasts, owners Alana Tivnan and Derek Christensen plan to host food-themed retreats and workshops, but in the meantime, they are gearing up for the Jan 20 dinner at the Plant at Kyle, a Lake/Flato-designed event facility that you might remember used to host those Rude Mechs Oyster Club parties.
The dinner starts at 4 p.m. and will feature seven courses and local libations from Infinite Monkey Theorem.
Tickets cost $185 and are available at moonrisestandard.com. They are working with local companies and farms including Still Austin, Austin Winery, Salt & Time, Moonlight Bakery, Dos Lunas Artisan Cheese, Antonelli’s Cheese Shop, Katie’s Seafood, Boggy Creek Farm, Johnson’s Backyard Garden Organic Farm, Green Gate Farms, Agua Dolce, Barton Springs Mill, Flat Track Coffee, Austin Beerworks and Confituras, and you can find the complete menu here.