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Disco Dining Club & Grim Wreather Present: The Flowering Of The Strange Orchid

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"The buying of orchids always has in it a certain speculative flavor."

- H.G. Wells 'The Flowering Of A Strange Orchid' 

Disco Dining Club & The Grim Wreather Present: The Flowering of the Strange Orchid. A 3-night, botanical horror dinner party. 

This 50-person an evening dinner party will take place Friday October 26th, Saturday October 27th, and Sunday October 28th. 

Exploring the symbiotic relationship between man and flower, The Flowering Of The Strange Orchid's uniquely decadent interpretation of Halloween dares to elevate the Fall season. This is your favorite holiday exaggerated with all the opulence, grandeur and hedonism of any Disco Dining Club soiree. 

YOUR TICKET INCLUDES:

- A 5-course meal from Food & Wine profiled chef Laurent Quenioux of LQ Foodings

- Curated, thematic cocktail pairings from Timothy Baxter of Baxter Speakeasy

- Table wine

- Ceremonial teahouse by OneTea

- Bug pairings from Bugible

- Excessive coffee & cake

- Immersive theatrical moments portraying the seminal HG Wells botanical horror short story: The Flowering Of The Strange Orchid

- Musical performances, dance numbers, and colorful dinnertime spectacles

- Extravagant gift bags

All set within a Victorian greenhouse constructed by The Grim Wreather on the grounds of the 1906 Rives Mansion in the Pico-Union neighborhood.

Additionally, all ticket holders will gain exclusive access to an invite-only, immersive Macallan Whiskey Beverly Hills mansion event taking place the first week of November.

Please note that programming is the same all 3-nights of the event. The event will take place both indoors and outdoors. Please dress appropriately.

a little about Disco Dining Club

Disco Dining Club is a thematic food and drink event that revels in all the excess, debauchery, and hedonism of disco. It is the belief of Disco Dining Club that there were moments of decadence throughout history that led to the ultimate decadence: disco. Whether a historical era (e.g. Hall Of Mirrors, Faberge), an artistic movement (e.g. Surrealism), or an iconic piece of culture (e.g. Marlene Dietrich’s Shanghai Express), Disco Dining Club recreates these colorful moments through the lens of a theatrical dinner party. At Disco Dining Club, we ask but one thing of our guests: to consume everything.

 "Disco Dining Club invites me in with open arms to a familiar kind of weird I’m ready to lose myself in." - Playboy 

"It has the heart of an after-hours club but revels in the gilded decadence most below-radar nightlife is out to destroy" - LA Times 

a little about The Grim Wreather

Unapologetically weird and super fun to work with, Andy is a sought after art director and branding guru working for companies like Napster and Google. His most recent business adventure is the Grim Wreather, a uncanny and thoughtful twist on Christmas wreaths that delight horror movie buffs and the fashion world elite. His wreaths have been collected by luminaries like Dita Von Teese, Rafeal De Cardenas, Carol Lim and David Sandberg. Andy was recently commissioned by Opening Ceremony to make twisted hand made Christmas ornaments for their Holiday 2018 shop and he hosted one of his sought after workshops replete with tarot readings. His most ambitious retail project to date was a Grim Wreather take over commissioned by Nordstroms and Nike for holiday. 

a little about Chef Laurent Quenioux 

After working and honing his skills in some of the finest kitchens in France, Laurent moved to the United States with a team from L’Oasis at La Napoule to open The Regency Club in Los Angeles. In 1985, he introduced the celebrated and award-winning 7th Street Bistro in downtown Los Angeles, serving groundbreaking French Nouvelle California cuisine which became a favorite spot for the mayor and Hollywood celebrities. Subway construction led to the closing of the 7th Street Bistro after a decade, and Laurent spent the late 1990s as the Executive Chef for Dodgers Stadium. In the early 2000s, he returned to his restaurant roots with the debut of the cozy Bistro K in Pasadena, earning accolades for his originality and precision with a revolutionary menu designed to open the senses and minds of his guests to new possibilities, tastes and textures. With the opening of Bistro LQ in July 2009, Laurent brought his edgy style and ingenuity to a larger & more central location in Los Angeles near West Hollywood. Presently Laurent is working on a biographic book project while cooking at his popular experimental “Fooding” Supper Club @MaMaison and around Los Angeles, London, Paris and Amsterdam.

Special thanks to our sponsors El Silencio Mezcal, FlorishFruistitute, Boxed Water, and Batiste Rhum

All tickets are final sale -- no transfers, exchanges or refunds

Until October, please continue to consume. everything. 

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