Think of it as the adult version of throwing an epic party when your parents aren’t home.
PlaceInvaders is an traveling, underground dinner club where guests show for five-course dinner parties unique locations all over the country. Co-founders Hagan (head chef) and Katie (planner and host) search out the coolest Airbnbs and rental properties out there to host their intimate dinners, served with a dash of voyeurism–guests are welcome to explore, inspect, and admire the secret locations, which are revealed the day of the party. Menus are seasonal, ingredient-driven, and served with unlimited cocktails and wine.
We had the chance to experience their parties–and cooking–over the holiday season last year. Together, we threw a holiday party at Barn on the Pond in Saugerties, NY; shortly after, we attended one of their events in an artist loft in the middle of SoHo. Both were a smashing success. Prior “invasions” have popped up in an abandoned 1950s-era New York penthouse, a modern mansion on 120 acres near Great Barrington in the Berkshires, a minuscule graffiti-covered studio, a rooftop in Portland, and Motown Records producer Berry Gordy Jr.’s former 10-room mansion in Detroit’s Boston-Edison district.
This summer, PlaceInvaders will be invading Woodstock over the weekend of July 8-10. No word on the exact location, but the website promises dinner next to a swimming hole–as well as a little help from John McCarthy and Ryan Tate, from Hudson, NY’s The Crimson Sparrow. We can’t wait to see what this group of four geniuses come up with!
Wanna join the party? Come for dinner, or stay for the weekend; both options are available by booking directly though PlaceInvaders’ website. Cheers!