RULES OF RENEGADE VITTLES Upstate SC original Underground Supper Club
The first rule of an underground supper club is to talk about an underground supper club. The second rule is to talk again and again about an underground supper club RENEGADE VITTLES.
Why the name Renegade? The very definition of Renegade is a “person who deserts a party or a cause for another,” i.e. any outlaw or rebel. Why the name Vittles? Actually, we’ve taken the term ‘victuals’ (meaning food supplies or provisions) and changed it to the colloquial ‘vittles.’ Thus, outlaw or rebel food served within the parameters of a rebel location.
Who are we? We are a group of culinary professionals aiming to bring a culinary experience that reaches beyond the imagination of a typical or normal dining experience. Our goal is to strip away the preconceived formality of restaurant dining and create a communal and populist alternative. We want to provoke the diners as well as the guest chefs to step outside their proverbial box or comfort zone.
What to expect? Expect the unexpected. Many of our events are held in unconventional venues such as, an industrial textile mill, an art gallery, someone’s private home. The dining venues are always clandestine yet with a sense of adventure. The location of each event is kept ‘top secret’ until 24 hours prior. We email all ticket holders the location and further details of the event the day before. As with all of our RV events, there is no assigned or reserved seating. All seating is communal to allow a more social experience with guests. We want to make the dinner more of an interaction rather than a transaction. Most events are for adults only. No children unless indicated. Some events are BYOB, while some events wines or cocktails are included with the dinner. It goes without saying, please drink responsibly.
Is the food or menu released prior to the event? No. Attending an underground supper club is about relinquishing control and completely trusting the chefs preparing the meal. If you have dietary restrictions, unfortunately our guest chefs cannot accommodate these restrictions. As a diner, you must come with an open mind and an open palate. Joyfully, at the mercy of the chefs preparing the meal. These are unique dishes that are unconventional. Our chefs collaborate on dishes and experiment with possible new ingredients or new cooking techniques. The dishes of the evening are never created again like you’d find in a restaurant setting. It is truly a one-of-a-kind experience. If you are a risk taker by nature, then an underground supper club experience is for you.
As with all of our events, our staff works on a voluntary basis. They are true stewards of the dining experience and immensely enjoy serving at these renegade events. Please bring cash to tip appropriately in various mason jars we have preset at the events.
We hope this sheds some light on the goals we strive for with all of the RENEGADE VITTLES we host. We get as much joy out of hosting these events as our guests get from attending them. Just ask the folks who have yet to miss an RV since it’s inception. You just might find yourself sitting next to them at an RV event. Before long, this underground supper club won’t be so underground. Then, the rules of RENEGADE VITTLES will have to change to ‘Don’t talk about underground supper club.’
RENEGADE VITTLES' mission is to promote the kinship that gathering around a table creates by celebrating the many craftsman & artisans in our society. Upstate SC first underground supper club