Hey, fans of secret dinner party clubs and pervs who like snooping around strangers' houses: Once Upon A Table is hosting their second in-home dinner extravaganza on the 7th of December, and you're invited.
It's a simple concept. Enthusiastic cooks Angie Ma and Vittoria Chiarilli find an amazing home and convince the owners to let them throw an epic multi-course dinner party with a crowd of total strangers. Thankfully, Melbourne is blessed with the kind of wild, faith-filled humans who are totally fine with that. The last event – Love your Home – saw 20 guests ushered into a beautiful garden out the back of a mansion (by Fitzroy standards) in Essendon, where they were sluiced with Champagne, beers, wines and course after course of ceviche, juicy lamb cutlets and homemade Golden Gaytimes while a roving minstrel got all Johnny Depp a la Chocolat on the guitar. It's essentially what you always picture your dinner parties are like, but actually that good.
This time, the theme is Lost in Jerusalem, and there are limited seats and crazy demand. Tickets are available from 11am today by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Already missed out? They've kindly agreed to reserve one seat for a Time Out reader to buy later today, so if you want in, email email@example.com and tell us why you just gotta go.