“To feed and to be fed is my guiding mantra because I believe a meal is something that should be nourishing, delicious, and community-oriented. I think that sharing a meal with people you care about or perhaps barely even know can be one of the most nourishing events of the human experience.”
― Kara Dykert, Founder
Willow & Niche is further proof that small dinner parties are still alive and very relevant in the city of Los Angeles. I’m personally always on the look out for unique and creative dining experiences offered alongside a great space, great sounding food, a great concept, etc. because I absolutely love sharing a dinner table with like-minded, open-minded people with a similar attraction to trying something new. That “something new” could very well be attending a dinner party for 16-22 people held in a gorgeous downtown loft that is in fact owned and inhibited by the host/chef. There’s a name for this kind of dinner party company and one Wonder Woman show, and it’s called Willow & Niche. Should you be interested in throwing an intimate dinner party yourself but don’t exactly have the venue or the chef to produce it, Willow & Niche is the perfect solution. Should you simply be interested in attending a dinner party (at an incredible downtown loft that feels like you’ve just stepped into a “dream home” Pinterst pin) and you also happen to also be a fan of Whiskey… then Whiskey Wednesdays with Willow & Niche is something you should (seriously) consider attending.
I attended my first Whiskey Wednesday gathering last night, and lets just say I plan on being a regular going forward. I’m pretty big into celebrating Wine Wednesdays but I was willing to make the switch for the evening; if I do have a cocktail of choice it always involves Whiskey so at least I could still celebrate some sort of alcoholic beverage. The cocktail and 3 course menu changes from week to week – owner and head chef in charge Kara Dykert loves working with fresh ingredients and is incredibly in tune with creating seasonal farm-to-table meals. It’s a wonderful concept knowing going into a Whiskey Wednesday evening that you will likely never enjoy the same meal twice, should you return again of course – which trust me there’s a very good chance you might.
I may even be back as soon as next week, that’s how much I enjoyed the candle lit whiskey and food filled evening. $35 per person may be the asking price for a Willow & Niche Whiskey Wednesday meal, but the incredibly cool experience and having the opportunity to meet so many wonderful people who also call Los Angeles home is simply priceless. I’m a sap for dinner parties what can I say, but that Willow & Niche… they’re on to something great here in LA – with a mission centered around creating a better/tighter community by way of dining, doesn’t it make you wish you’d thought of doing something like this?
Check out more about Willow & Niche HERE, or to purchase tickets to an upcoming Whiskey Wednesday dinner!