Eat: ClandesDine

Detroit, Michigan
10.13.2010 | by: Meghan


Even though ClandesDine is a one-time dining event you can’t replicate if you visit Detroit, the experience is worth sharing. It really captures the creative spirit of this city. The location–this time, an old Cadillac body service building by Albert Kahn–was revealed an hour before dinner. Upon arriving, we drove into the garage and up a circular, unlit ramp to the rooftop, where everyone was immediately handed a glass of champagne to sip as the sun set. Down a flickering candlelit staircase, the rough-hewn dining room was somehow beautiful despite (or maybe because of) the peeling plaster, broken tiles and bright turquoise trim. The only decoration was an oversized American flag, which draped over a great plywood expanse of boarded-up window. Volunteers buzzed between the three room-length tables, serving five courses (butternut squash arancino with duck prosciutto; spinach and lamb ravioli; and braised pork belly with lentils and fennel), prepared by local chefs in a makeshift kitchen next to piles of building scrap and detritus. And it was better than any dining experience I’ve ever had at a proper restaurant.


14 Comments on “Eat: ClandesDine”

  1. This sounds like an amazingly unique Detroit experience. I would love to attend the next one. I will fly up for it! Kara


  2. I will too!


  3. […] This is such a fun idea for an impromptu dinner party with strangers! […]


  4. Are they currently doing these guerilla dining events???


  5. nice articles


  6. Good day very cool website!! Man .. Beautiful .. Superb .. I’ll bookmark your blog and take the feeds also…I am satisfied to seek out numerous helpful information right here in the post, we want work out more strategies in this regard, thank you for sharing.


  7. I have to convey my respect for your generosity giving support to all those that absolutely need guidance on in this situation. Your personal commitment to passing the solution throughout became definitely productive and have helped men and women like me to arrive at their endeavors. Your personal valuable recommendations entails this much a person like me and much more to my colleagues. Warm regards; from everyone of us.


  8. F*ckin’ awesome issues here. I am very satisfied to look your post. Thanks a lot and i am looking ahead to contact you. Will you kindly drop me a mail?


  9. You are my aspiration, I have few web logs and infrequently run out from post :). “Never mistake motion for action.” by Ernest Hemingway.


  10. Very interesting subject, appreciate it for posting.


  11. I went over this website and I think you have a lot of fantastic information, saved to my bookmarks (:.


  12. You are my aspiration , I possess few web logs and occasionally run out from to post .I believe this website has got some very superb info for everyone. “A man’s dreams are an index to his greatness.” by Zadok Rabinwitz.


  13. Thanks for every one of your efforts on this web page. Ellie takes pleasure in managing research and it’s simple to grasp why. Most of us know all relating to the powerful means you give both useful and interesting tips through the blog and boost response from the others about this theme and our own princess has always been being taught a lot of things. Take pleasure in the rest of the new year. Your doing a wonderful job.


  14. Merely wanna say that this is very helpful , Thanks for taking your time to write this.


Leave a Comment