Is it really a secret anymore? Birmingham is home to top chefs and is any foodie’s paradise with our delicious bites and award-winning restaurants. We know how you can dine like you never have before. Read on to learn about these supper clubs and private dining experiences.
1. Alloy Thai
It’s like eating with family when you’re dining with Alloy Thai. Chef Josh Haynes is taking a spin on traditional Thai dinners, which include rice paired with soups, curries, relishes and salads. He’s adding his own flair to classic Thai dishes by using local, seasonal ingredients. I’m ready to taste his Chiang Mai chicken curry noodle soup for a bite of comfort and warmth.
You may be wondering why someone would do private dining and pickups instead of owning a restaurant. Josh shared some insight on the perks:
“For years, I felt like a failure because every attempt to raise capital or pursue a lease ended in frustration. When the pandemic hit and I had no overhead, no business debt and no staff, I realized what a bullet I had dodged and felt grateful to be able to pivot to contactless pickups and keep going.”Josh Haynes, Owner & Chef, Alloy Thai
Looking to join a meal or pick up one? Follow Alloy Thai on social media to stay updated on what Josh is cooking.
2. Tasting TBL
Are you looking for a fine dining experience but don’t want to deal with valet parking, loud crowds or a stuffy atmosphere? That’s where Tasting TBL comes in. Although this supper club has an intimate, casual vibe, there’s nothing casual about these dishes. Seriously, I’m so impressed with how stunning they look, I almost don’t want to eat them. However, my love for cheese and pasta is making it impossible to resist tagliatelle-wrapped burrata.
There are three all-star chefs behind these dishes that are pieces of art. Head chef Tyler Lyne has cooked meals for Facebook, the NFL and red-carpet events. You may have also caught him on TV winning Food Network’s Iron Chef America. Using her classical French-trained background to make delectable pastries, Jennifer Lyne is bring a sweet side to the meals. Lastly, Micah Cook is adding an extra pizazz in the kitchen with his A-list celebrity background, including cooking for Serena Williams, Gwyneth Paltrow, Elton John and Giorgio Armani.
Here’s the scoop on how you can be part of this supper club. There are three seating areas available in the venue and tickets are first come first served. RSVP for the day you would like to dine online. The Friday Dinner is five courses for $100 menu with the addition of a beverage pairing for $35. Come hungry on Saturday for a ten-course $135 meal with a beverage pairing for $55. The Chef’s Table—also on Saturdays—is $150 per person.
3. (small batch)
There’s nothing small in flavor when it comes to (small batch). With varying locations and menus, this pop-up dinner always has a flavor or drink that will leave you saying “WOW!”
Of course, to create such elevated flavors, Chef Sam Adams has an A+ resume, including working at Highlands Bar & Grill and Bottega. Using her impressive cuisine skills, Sam began to play around with flavors and created her own signature spin on classic dishes. Then, Sam and her partner, Brian Dyer, decided to make the pop-up public with dinners accompanied by wine pairings.
(small batch)’s motto is “Inspired, Local, Seasonal, Focused.” You can really taste each of these words with every bite. From a pumpkin, Mexican hot chocolate fried ice cream with sweetness from honey and saltiness from roasted pepitas to an heirloom tomato salad with perfectly, buttery seared scallops, (small batch) will make you wonder how you can recreate the dishes at home so you can taste the goodness again.
If your stomach is grumbling like mine, follow (small batch) on social media to stay updated on where their upcoming events will be and how to reserve your spot.
4. Chef James K Jones
From starting in his grandma’s kitchen to being on Food Network’s show “Carnival Eats,” James K Jones sure knows his way around a kitchen. From Italian to Southern cuisine, he’s serving the Birmingham community tasty meals. His culinary services include:
- Chef event experience: Get Chef James’ whole team to cook, serve and clean up at your next event.
- Party experience: Don’t stress about what you’ll serve at your next party—James will cook for you and set up the dishes.
- Private chef experience: You don’t even have to leave your home—he’ll come to your home, business or venue location and prepare a delicious meal.
- Weekly meals: At the beginning of a week, order two main dish options and a dessert option online and pick up your meals the following Friday from 3-6PM at the pickup location.
Wanting to try out one of Chef James’ private dining options? Head over to his website to check out his menus and book an experience.
5. Homewood Gourmet
It’s time to gather together your best friends and family for a tasty meal. Homewood Gourmet’s dinner parties make you feel like you’re watching a chef cook at a fine dining restaurant, but, in reality, you’re at your very own home. Services include:
- Cooking demos
- Menu planning
- Rentals with the help of a professional stylist
If you’re ready to elevate your next get-together, email Homewood Gourmet to have a chef come to your house.
6. April’s Catering and Personal Chef Service
The best things come in boxes wrapped in bows, right? Chef April knows this and is creating the tastiest boxes ever. With an array of sizes, she’s offering what she calls grazing boxes. You no longer have to go through the effort of scrolling through Pinterest to figure out what to put on your charcuterie board—she’s making it for you. You’ll be tempted to eat the whole box—it’s full of cheese, meats, fruit, spreads and more yummy goodness.
- 4×4: Feeds 1-2 | $40
- Extra small: Feeds 2-4 | $50
- Small: Feeds 6-8 | $75
- Medium: Feeds 10-12 | $135
- Large: Feeds 14-16 | $155
Follow her on Facebook to stay updated on when she’s delivering boxes and to check out her other dining services.
- Contact: Facebook
Are you ready to chow down at one of these meals? Tag us @BhamNow on social media to let us know!