Living like a local — it’s what we all hope to achieve when traveling to a city rich with culture, culinary delights and neighborhood gems. But experiencing this sense of familiarity and intimacy in a foreign country can be truly difficult to accomplish. Luckily, after Ivy Ackerman’s quiet solo supper in Paris turned into a boisterous dinner party with new-found friends, the entrepreneur set out to recreate that experience for other well-traveled, curious gourmands through her members-only club, Butter and Egg Road. The club works to introduce a neighborhood’s people, places, culture and culinary best to members all over the world who are up for the adventure.
Butter and Egg Road really is the supper club of every traveler’s dream — and maybe most interestingly, a new way for people to connect with other like-minded men and women, whether they’re on the road or in their hometown. Each event is designed for 12-20 members and features a different neighborhood, city festival or unique food trend. Programs can range from multi-course wine pairing dinner parties to private art fair tours. I’m personally so disappointed to have missed both an exclusive 12-course cocktail tasting with the Aviary team Chicago and a post-midnight Koreatown moveable feast with chef Hooni Kim in NYC. Luckily now I’m in the loop and hope to attend a new event in one of my favorite cities soon. Sound like something you’d be interested in, too? You can check out the schedule and apply for membership here.