The Secret's Out
By Mira Stauffacher
The "supper club" experience is often a pricey one, but at Camp Meeker, $10 is all it takes to enjoy great food, live music and a community gathering. One night every month, rotating chefs from acclaimed area restaurants cook at Anderson Hall, right along the creek and under the redwoods in this tiny West County enclave. For the last year, it's been Camp Meeker's best-kept secret.
"For a while, I was a little protective of it, but I think it's fine now to let the word out, because we aren't trying to be exclusive," says Seth Minor, board member of Camp Meeker Parks and Recreation and organizer of the supper clubs. "I think it's a really good thing for people to come out who don't live there as well."
While many supper clubs may charge upwards of $100 for an evening, Camp Meeker keeps it well under that price for meals. "A lot of people have suggested raising the prices," says Minor. "But I have avoided doing that because then you start excluding those who can't afford it. I want to bring the community together. Keeping it at $10 makes it accessible to everyone.
The next supper club takes place Monday, April 18, when chef Lata Pagare makes cocktail samosas and salad, coconut chutney, lamb curry, basmati rice and naan. BYOB. Anderson Hall, First and Tower Streets, Camp Meeker. 6-9pm. $10. 707.874.9246.
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