This will begin a week’s worth of nothing but fawning. First up, Supperclub.
Yes, Supperclub. Did anyone actually realize Supperclub served dinner? I mean, besides the long ass lines on Wednesdays and the go-go dancers on ropes, this place has a full “kitchen stadium”? You can actually see a cheffing performance from the comforts of your very own Standard Club white couch? Bonkers.
People oft complain of the insane lines and equally insane drink prices ($13-14 cocktails) at ScLA. But if you “do the right thing”, you can, in theory, be entertained for a good 2.5 hours and be relatively well fed. Is the food on pair with the more affordable a $46 Le Comptoir pop-up? Probably not. But can Menes sing, dance, and/or strip down to pastis for you? Do you want him to?
A typical night at Supperclub, prior to the clubbing clustercluck, goes like this:
Upon entry, you get a fruity punch thingie (watermelon martini):
Then, a paired hors d’oeuvres (vodka soaked watermelon with balsamic vinegar):
You wait around for 30 minutes — after all, this is LA, and nobody’s on time — then the trapeze babes start showing off:
And the DJ starts sipping music while the
But wait a minute! What is this? The biggest kitchen ever seen on a club stage? Is this Iron Chef Los Angeles? Is Supperclub “fit for foodies“?
At this point, the excitement in the (rather large) space is palpable. People are hungry for both some food and eye candy. It’s natural to cast doubt on the kitchen-as-performance-space. But the branzino and the short rib, that night’s faux-French entree choices, were both highly edible. Again, go in with no expectations, and you may end up really enjoying yourself. $150 per couple ++ gets you all of the following:
Bodiced trapeze dancers and a songstress
Dancers and dancing chefs:
And a surprisingly decent chocolate egg with rummed cherry sauce:
Bottom line: is it worth $75? When $75 in LA gets you a signed book and a 4 course meal cooked by a ex-Ad Hoc veteran? Depends. Do you appreciate a sexy show in a sexy space? Or do you only enjoy sex in your mouth? Does Chef Cerciello paint his nails as part of the 4 course meal? For the money, it’s hard to find a better value when you’re looking to glam up your pathetic love life, especially if you live in Lakewood, CA.
6675 Hollywood Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90028
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