The idea came from Paris and we were lucky enough to be successful as well. Each table communicated via email prior to the event to coordinate dishes, bringing of tables, chairs, and dinnerware, wine, appetizers, even decorations.
The boyman and I arrived a little early, and as we were getting our things out of the car, a girl came up to me and asked me what was going on. It was so fun to be "in" on the secret. We told her, and hopefully she'll sign up for the next one! If you want in, check out the Atlanta Underground Market. They organize some amazing events, Feast Noir being the biggest yet.
Come 6:30pm, we all waited underground until it was time to start setting up at 7pm sharp.
Some tables went all out with candelabras while others (like ours) kept it pretty simple.
Each table was supposed to have 8 participants, but half of our table didn't show up. It was a good thing Traci & I were on top of it! We ended up having chairs, a table, wine, broccoli salad, Island Pork Tenderloin, a peach cobbler, and Traci even thought to bring an Atlanta staple- Coke in glass bottles!!
The neighboring table let us bump up to them and it ended up being a lovely evening.
I cannot thank the lady who put all this together enough for a wonderful experience. Though a few people ran into some bumps, including us, it was still extremely fun. Things went surprisingly smooth for an event that coordinated almost 1,000 strangers. Each month, I look forward to the underground markets this group puts on, and now each year, I have a one-of-a-kind giant potluck dinner to look forward to.
I'm so thankful to have opportunities like this in my life. It is times like these I am thankful I have worked hard to overcome my sometimes resistant attitude and choose to participate in these types of opportunities. Making time for fun, unique experiences makes life so much more interesting!
What is something unique you've done recently? I'd love to hear about it!