The Gentlemen's Dining Club
The Gentlemen’s Dining Club is a private member’s only group that meets once a month in Santa Barbara. The club is designed to help my friends gain more confidence in the kitchen while exploring a variety of cuisines. I share specific tricks that can be used in the home kitchen and how to manage several dishes over the period of a few hours and have everything finish at the same time.
The guiding principle of the club is five dishes, five ingredients and five steps. Keeping things simple and easy makes that club experience fun and everyone sees that it’s not that hard - once you’re shown the tricks.
The club meets on Saturdays in a private home and we cook started at 3 in the afternoon. At 6 we have invited guests join us for the main meal. Each member helps with plating and service and learns how to present and serve each course.
If you’d like to be considered for membership, please email GDC@marksylvester.com and tell us about yourself. This club is for beginning to intermediate skill levels.