"Best $100 I Ever Spent" Fine Dining On The L Train

by Mara Siegler · May 5, 2011

Pop-Up stores, parties and restaurants seem to be all the rave these days. But, one group of culinary experts decided to give a whole new meaning to the pop-up dining experience. A group of culinary experts created what is described by the New York Times as a "traveling bistro, complete with tables, linens, fine silverware and a bow-tied maître d’hôtel."

Most of the time eating on the subway can get you dirty looks and at worst, situations like this:

But this time was different. Supper club a razor, a shiny knife joined forces with Winetology, Studiofeast, and The Cheeky Chef. "Guests were served caviar, foie gras and filet mignon, and for dessert, a pyramid of chocolate panna cotta, dusted with gold leaf."



The six course meal costs diners $100 a ticket, much more than your standard Metro card. The cost to the hosts was about $1,600.

[Via Emily C Flickr]

MTA was not notified, and no one was arrested, but officials, being officials and therefore never happy, do not think this is as cool as it sounds.

“A dinner party on the L train?” said Charles F. Seaton, a spokesman for the authority. “No. Subway trains are for riding, not for holding parties.”

[Via Emily C's Flickr]