Supper Clubs are the new underground dinners. Similar in concept, they’re one-off food and wine events in intimate settings with just a handful of invitees. The difference: No super secret handshakes to get in. One of the most intriguing is the Black Plum Supper Club in Occidental. it pops up each Thursday night at Howard Station Cafe, billing itself as “refined West County cuisine”. And refined it is. Chefs Emma Uribe and Jeremy Whitcomb, both alums of Peter Lowell’s Restaurant in Sebastopol, serve up $35 prix fixe, seasonal menus that include dishes like leeks with salmon roe, pears with hazelnuts and chicory, octopus with cecci beans and quince with creme anglaise. You can secure your spot with a call to 889-6729 or go to blackplumsupperclub.com.
Can’t get enough of pop-up supper clubs? Suite D, a private room run by the folks at Sonoma’s ragingly popular Girl and the Fig are featuring a series of dinners at the event space including a Harvest Dinner on Nov. 8 and 9, an all lobster dinner on Dec. 19 and a Southern Supper on Nov. 14 and 15. For details and tickets go to figsuited.com.