Let me paint a picture for you, reader. It’s Friday evening in late summer, the overwhelming heat of the day has finally subsided, and you’re at a beautifully designed, al fresco dinner party with some of LA’s most exciting food people—tastemakers, chefs, podcasters, etc. You’re about to sit down and enjoy a seasonal three-course meal. But for now, you’re holding a cool glass of rosé in one hand and gesturing wildly about some restaurant you’re really excited about with the other. Because all the people here care about food as much as you do.
I’m talking about Kitchen Table App’s upcoming dinner party this Friday, August 18 at 6:30pm. It’s rosé themed, naturally. It’s taking place at the Daily Dose Café, which is so ivy-covered and ethereal, it could double as the set for A Midsummer Night’s Dream. And it’s co-hosted by five of LA’s top tastemakers and chefs who are also curating a lot of the menu items themselves. The food will be rooted in California cuisine, seasonal, and partly vegan. So we’re in for a riot of brightly colored, local produce. If you live in the area, I hope you’ll join me.
I recently heard someone say that people in Los Angeles don’t wear fashion, they wear cars. As much as I want to defend my city, there’s a point to be made here. I just had my dear friend Courtney over for dinner last Sunday, for the first time in a month. Angelenos know that when I say Courtney lives in Pasadena and I live Downtown, we are talking about an almost-long-distance relationship here. Especially during rush hour.
But she happened to be at a party on a rooftop somewhere Downtown that day, and I happened to be home catching up on work (binge watching Parks and Rec). She texted me. I texted back, inviting her for dinner. And Adam and I ran over to Grand Central Market for some ingredients we could make a quick meal out of. We ended up with a peach, basil, and burrata salad and three rib eye steaks. We dug a bottle of merlot out of the pantry, put on Kind of Blue, and BAM: dinner party.
As we ended a perfect night, brought to us by serendipity, all three of us wondered why we don’t do this more often. It’s not hard to break bread together. But we hardly ever do. Every time, we say it was all so lovely and we should do it again soon. Then we let too much time pass, get wrapped up in the minutia, let bad traffic discourage us.
All this, reader, is to say that I think we need something like Kitchen Table App to bring us together on purpose, to get out of our cars and interact with other Angelenos around the table or at the Daily Dose Café. Having a digital platform to facilitate meals with all my friends and neighbors breaks down those barriers between my next dinner party and me, like the expense and the laborious, back-and-forth coordination with all my guests. And that’s exactly what Friday evening is all about—coming together, breaking bread with old friends and new, meeting our neighbors, sharing our love of food (and rosé).
You can book your seat at Rosé All Day by downloading Kitchen Table app right here. Each of the co-hosts has their own posting—so choose who you want to sit with! Hope to see you there!