BEHIND-THE-SCENES: Supper Club
Willowdale Estate is a 1901 Arts and Crafts stone mansion that sits on 4 acres in the 720-acre Bradley Palmer State Park. In the early years, the mansion was known for hosting many grand events with guests such as President Taft, the Prince of Wales and General Patton. Today, Willowdale Estate is a luxury venue and private caterer for on-site weddings and events year-round. We also host a popular series of public events, including our “Red Door Supper Club”.
Every other month, an exclusive group of guests gather in a private location behind the iconic red door at Willowdale Estate for a pop-up dinner. They experience a seasonal 4-course, chef inspired menu carefully paired with wines in our unforgettable historic setting. This pop-up dinner attracts adventurous eaters because the menu remains a secret until the guests arrive at the event. If you are looking for a memorable dining experience, then this is the perfect event for you!
To add to the allure of the event, the exact location within the house and the custom décor for the event is different from your typical dinner or reception. With seating for only 36 guests, our supper club guests enjoy an intimate experience with plenty of opportunities for our servers to impress.
Our menu is centered on four courses each paired with wine and surprises along the way. The ingredients are based on a local, seasonal approach which allows our chef complete creative freedom to display modern presentations and techniques. The menu from our February Tasting is detailed below along with photos of each course from Clark Weddings. Read to the end of this post to find out how to get tickets to our next secret supper!
Black truffle tart, leeks, parsnip
Chateau Ste Michelle, Chardonnay, Columbia Vally
Octopus, red wine braised, Alprilla farm cornmeal, sweet and black garlic
Rojo Mojo, Tempranillo, Spain
Pork presse, rutabaga mostarda, mustard greens and seed with rye crumb
Broadside, Cabernet Sauvignon, California
White chocolate cremeux, yuzu, passion fruit
“Sunshine” Rum Cocktail – White Rum, Lime Juice, Squeezed Pineapple, Sugar Syrup
OUR NEXT SUPPER CLUB- APRIL 27th – Tickets will be on sale on March 27th at 9AM: http://willowdaleestate.com/event/the-red-door-april27/