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Events: Membership-only Dinner Lab comes to Austin

Addie Broyles
abroyles@statesman.com

Supper clubs abound in Austin, and the newest nontraditional dining option is Dinner Lab, a membership-based club that hosts multiple dinners a month in “unconventional spaces” that feature “undiscovered” chefs.

Tickets to Dinner Lab, which started in New Orleans and is just now expanding to Austin, are only open members who pay the $100-a-year membership fee, but the five-course dinners cost about $50 each, including alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks, tax and gratuity, which is less than many similar dinners in the area. Another element that sets Dinner Lab apart are the chefs who prepare the dinners. Instead of big-name chefs you’ve likely heard of, Dinner Lab taps up-and-coming cooks who might not yet have kitchens of their own. You can find information about upcoming dinners and how to sign up at dinnerlab.com or by emailing austininfo@dinnerlab.com.

In other supper club news, L’Oca D’Oro, the music-themed dinner series that takes place every Sunday at 7 p.m. at Franklin BBQ, has two dinners ($60 for five courses, $90 with pairings) coming up: One inspired by The Police on Sunday, May 19 and another paired with albums from Queen on June 2. Bread & Circus is hosting a 1960s beach-themed dinner ($60, $75 with pairings) at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Palm Door, 401 Sabine St. The next Homegrown Revival dinner ($65) is at 7 p.m. on May 21 at in.gredients, 2610 Manor Road.