The “dinner and a movie” model:
Subscribing to the belief that all great conversations happen in the kitchen or over dinner, S.I. has established a “dinner and a movie” model for most all hosted events. Guests are invited to dinner under a specific theme or topic (see suggested themes below). The purpose of the evening might be the dinner itself or the dinner might act as the accompaniment to a performance, moderated discussion, reading, or other activity.
Note: time allotted for eating will never be scripted, as it exists strictly for generating fluid creative conversation while enjoying each others company.
possible dinner themes:
- monochrome (in both dress and in food)
- choreographed by the host(s)— not in conversation, only in the placement, arrangement, and removal of dishes
- rectangular food only (pressed and molded into brick-like dishes)
- everything eaten out of shot glasses
- day on fast-forward (coffee, breakfast, lunch, dinner, dessert, and drinks all in one hour)
- hot + cold (everything served either boiling or frozen, either side by side or in a progression)
- round only food (and the table is on a slight tilt for emphasis)
- only the excess (the strings of things like the stingy part of bananas, corn, or celery. etc)
- pot-luck with necessary ingredients (ex: must contain Tabasco sauce)
- marinade (everything has been soaking in something for a very long time)