Now another entry comes from Denver native Paul Laurie, who returned to the Mile High City last fall with one question: “What would happen if Denver’s most talented chefs, bartenders and musicians were brought together and given complete creative freedom over an evening?” The answer: Silver Spork Social.
Laurie, the brother of Flobot Jonny 5, had lived in a tiny space in New York for eight years while running a student travel company, Walking Tree Travel, which he’d founded with two fellow East High alums.
Connect he did, and quickly created Silver Spork Social, an underground supper club.
The first dinner in November featured chef Cody Penton and bartender Jonathan Feuersanger, both from Second Home; the music was compiled by Scott Levy, a New York “Music nerd,” according to Laurie.
Invites to the initial dinners were by referral only, but Laurie had no problem filling all twenty-or-so spots at his 1,200-square-foot loft in LoDo, with a waiting list.
He’ll be hosting a third Silver Spork dinner this month, on March 20.
Want to take a culinary trip? A donation of $90 covers the costs of five courses and five drinks; diners meet up with the rest of the dinner party in LoDo, and then Laurie leads them to their destination.