Feb 8, 2022
The Underground Kitchen is a unique Black-owned fine dining experience not to be missed.
The Underground Kitchen is a unique Black-owned fine dining experience not to be missed. Popping-up in secret locations across the country, the true success of the experience is found in the combination of the intimate with the luxurious. The Underground Kitchen has even been hailed as the “most exclusive dining ticket in town.”
After a solid 35 years of working in the fashion industry as a designer, Michael Sparks, CEO of Underground Kitchen, created the unique fine dining pop-up experience. Sparks is the ‘creative force’ behind this Black-owned fine dining experience of culinary excellence and has prompted collaborations between the underground Kitchen and some of the best chefs on the East coast.
The concept began as Sparks, moving fresh from New York to Richmond, through New York-style dinner parties for the community, all profits going to organizations that provide support to local areas with food insecurities.
On the website it provides some anticipation for future diners: “From the secret location to the undisclosed menu, it’s all about surprise, delight and the art of the meal.”
Typically, the experiential dining experience keeps the location secret until 48 hours before prior to the event. So far, the exclusive Underground Kitchen events have popped-up in 42 cities, many of which taking place in the Richmond, Virginia area.