For 12 years and counting, the chefs of Sunday Dinner Club have been hosting private dinners for their ever-growing community of over 9,000 loyal fans and email list subscribers. These unique experiential dinners are communal seating, multi-course meals featuring the best of what is available from city farmer’s markets, local farms and regional vendors. The food is seasonal, simple, and clean but also refined, thoughtful, and painstakingly handcrafted.
For over 5 years Kitemath enhanced that handcrafted ethos by providing each dinner guest with a custom made menu that paired with and complemented the theme or cuisine of the dinner. As with most menus, the starting point is paper yet we are always looking to elevate the material experience by going beyond the expected white rectangle. By using texture, dimension, custom die cuts, translucency, weaving, burning and any other relevant material interaction, we sought to create a tactile and playful engagement. Often menus were embedded into a thematic centerpiece that invited further touch and exploration. All this made them more than simple dinner menus — they became collectible artistic mementos; an extra course you could take home as a visual reminder of the culinary experience. And we wrapped up The Menu Project with a tidy, awesome bow in the form of a hand-crafted, limited edition book.