Saturday, April 17, 2010

About the price

Some of you may have noticed that we have increased the price of the dinners from $20 to $25, and some of you have complained about it. We'd like to explain a little bit about why we did this...

Really, there are two parts to it. The first is simply a matter of freedom and quality. We really enjoy putting on these dinners and we strive to make them as good as we possibly can. That means buying only fresh, high-quality ingredients from mostly local and/or organic sources. And the fact is that at every single dinner we have had to not buy something that we really wanted to incorporate because of cost. The amounts aren't necessarily large (although they can be), but when we're talking about 4-5 courses and wine, it quickly adds up to a lot. Basically, the difference will allow us to create the dishes as we envision them.

The second aspect is that...well, we think the food we make is really good. Other closed door dinners cost anywhere from $50-$200 per person, which, compared to our dinners, is of course pretty exorbitant. Essentially, we spend about two whole days planning and preparing these meals and while the dinners themselves are ample compensation for this, and we do it cause we love to do it, we think it's fair to make a modest profit as well.

All that being said, we understand that that majority of the people who come are college students (like ourselves) for whom shelling out $25 for ANY meal is a lot, no matter how good it is. So we'll leave the choice up to you. If you are willing to pay $25, that's great. If not, just pay $20 and that's also great. No pressure, nothing personal (we don't ever actually know who pays what anyway since it all gets passed up to the front while we're prepping the first course). We'd rather have you here for the experience than not at all.

So, we hope this clears some things up and that you find our solution a fair one. And we hope to see you all at our next dinner!!!

Much love,
Luke & Jared

1 comment:

  1. $25 is still ridiculously underpriced!!! I don't know how you pull it off with that price, and can not believe that people are complaining. A experimental gourmet meal for such a low price can not be found anywhere else. your dinners are truly amazing!