1.27.2010

Shhh: Hush Indian Supper Club Launches

A new underground supper club has hit the scene, promising intimate evenings filled with vegetarian Indian cooking.

Hosted in a home a few blocks from U Street, Hush is the latest addition to a secretive class of unofficial eating establishments. These guerrilla restaurants, as some call them (makes them sound deliciously edgy, doesn't it?), have been popping up around the globe for several years now. Two years ago, a club of the same name was operating in DC (still out there?).

The new Hush hopes to add a little spice to your DC dining experience with organic, vegetarian Indian cooking from the state of Gujarat. "During the meal, we tell stories about the spices, origins/history of the food, and maybe even a song or two," writes Geeta, the cook, author and raconteur of Hush.

The club is taking reservations for Saturday, Feb. 6 and for two special "Single Hearts" dinners (that's for singles only!) over Valentine's Day weekend, Feb. 13 and 14.

Read about how it works (ie. you can elect to sit with strangers or not) or follow Hush on Twitter for more.

I'd love to see more pop-up restaurants and secret supper clubs in town. What about you?

11 comments:

InfamousOreob said...

Do they need to get liquor and food licenses in order to run their businesses?

Amanda said...

No, that's why they're underground. It's kind of like your friend having you over for dinner and charging you for some of the groceries/food.

Anonymous said...

Is this the Carlos Allen and Salahi Hush as in Hush Galleria in Columbia Heights?

http://hushgalleria.com/

Amanda said...

uh, no. They weren't invited. (Har har.)

Anonymous said...

Have you seen any lists / compilations of these secret supper clubs in DC? I recently heard of the Secret Sushi Society (http://www.secretsushisociety.com/) and have been meaning to look into it.

Edith said...

Secret Supper in Annapolis last week. Theme was A Winter's Night in St Petersburg-caviar, vodka, the works!
Five courses, secret location, fabulous! Price was $25 with $5 going to the local food bank! Contact is Edith Foodie at secretsuppers29@gmail.com

HUSH Supper Club said...

Amanda, a million spicy thanks for your article.

Because of demand, only Feb 14 with will a Single Hearts dinner. We're still looking for the single gents to join at the table!

Hope to dine with you and readers soon.

HUSH

Amanda said...

Anon - Have not seen any lists. Let's start one here!

Edith - Thanks for the addition to our fledgling list...

HUSH - So glad to hear it!

Anonymous said...

Deep Table off H Street in NE. Tough as hell to get an invite. No facebook, no email, just a voicemail. Word of mouth, literally. The time I went, the food was prepared with a French flair. I was told, they do switch it up regularly.

Daddy's Indian said...

Daddy's Indian Supper Club: We’d like to invite you all to our first Supper Club evening. My Dad has always maintained a celebrity status amongst our family and friends, for cooking the most flavoursome Indian food.What you get from Dad’s kitchen, are generous portions of real home cooked Indian food, that fills the belly as well as the heart – be careful, its addictive eating!

Join us on 23 Feb in Kensington, for more visit: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=140076539389830

Ernesto said...

Amanda your blog is auto-reading. The recipes are so good, thanks for this virtual recipes idea.Great performance!!!!