Elevated Dining: Chef Experiences Cater to the Passionate Foodie Looking for a Culinary Adventure

Elevated Dining: Chef Experiences Cater to the Passionate Foodie Looking for a Culinary Adventure

BKrystal Hauserman, Foodable Contributor

Did you know we are in the midst of a food Renaissance, people? The bar has been raised! Diners are looking for much more than a “good meal.” They are looking for a memorable culinary adventure. They want to chat with the cooks about sourcing local ingredients, feel the heat of the open flame on their skin, and taste incredible, creative food. In this day and age, the restaurants and chefs that offer such experiences will no doubt find themselves with a cult following and a house full of adventurous eaters.  

A Seat at the Chef’s Table

Open, “exhibition-style” kitchens have been around for decades, and as diners have become increasingly interested in where ingredients come from and the techniques used to transform them, a seat at the “chef’s counter” has become highly coveted. Sitting face-to-face with your favorite chef typically commands a premium price, but offers a more bespoke experience – something the savvy sushi counter aficionado has known for years. The best spot in the house is often at the counter, elbow-to-elbow with a handful of other engaged patrons oohing and aahing over the parade of dishes. The menus are a bit edgier. The laughter a little more raucous. And it’s unlikely you will get the stink eye for snapping a photo or two.  

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