“The clear choice for those looking to throw a VIP dinner.”
“Garden-to-table dining at its finest - and funnest!”
“One giant leap for plant-kind.”
“Next level - on all levels.”
“A dining experience unlike any other.”
“A dinner party that truly delivers on the dinner and the party.”
“I enjoyed the food, the company and the overall experience. And I even got to use a blow torch.”
Communal dining, redefined.
What is Pare?
When it comes to celebrating an important event with friends, family and colleagues, nothing quite helps to commemorate the occasion like a great meal. Especially when it’s accompanied by a one-of-a-kind experience.
Introducing Pare (pronounced pair): the ultimate, experiential communal dinner. A five-course, plant-based, moveable feast designed to make specials occasions, well, more special.
Created and hosted by longtime L.A. restaurant manager Danny Lane, Pare features at each of its dinners one of L.A.’s top plant-based chefs. From those you know to those you need to know. Each present five imaginative courses, expertly paired with a flight of four wines (spirits, ales or cocktails) for an experience that engages. On the plate. In the glass. AND at the table, where each dish is presented and personally delivered to the table by the evening’s featured chef.
Their table-side descriptions of the ingredients used, inspirations behind and suggested pairings for each course brings it all to life, and affords chefs and guests the chance to uniquely connect. And because each course is kept secret prior to being served, a tinge of suspense fills the air from start to finish.
After describing each course, chefs deliver each plate down the the table for all to see, atop a series of wooden planks that smoothly glide along a table-long, hand crafted, wooden rail. Pare’s signature Plank & Rail style of service connects all at table. Intimately, interactively and imaginatively. As does Pare’s ten pound cowbell (allegedly stolen from a brothel in Texas), the two foot vintage hourglass that serves as the ultimate ice breaker, the flight boxes with grab-and-go handles, musical chair interludes, sparkler dessert show, table-side magic and more.
Here’s to all of the elements pairing together. And to making your next special occasion, a special experience.
Pare’s mission is to deliver the ultimate communal dining experience. An experience that rises to the level of the moment being celebrated. And allows all to be connected to it and to each other. Completely. Collaboratively. Communally. All is done in the spirit of exploration and discovery. In concert with forward-thinking chefs, brands and 501(c) (3) charities. And in appreciation, above all, for that which brings people together.
With the exception of a few invite-only pop ups held annually, Pare works directly with private and corporate clients intent on making their group’s next special event, a special experience.
From a handful to a hundred plus. Lots of sweet spots in between.
Pare is presently based out of Los Angeles but may be able to accommodate events as far south as San Diego and as far north as Santa Barbara.
Pare does not provide venues or rentals but can help coordinate both if need be.
Pare provides the host, chef, staff, food, drink, music, planks and rails, flight boxes/glasses, table accents, event setup/breakdown.
On the day of your event, Pare and its team will need access to your home (or designated venue) at 1p to begin setting up. Cocktail hour typically begins at 6:30p with the first of five courses served at 7:45p. No two Pare dinners are the same but anticipate the dinner to last at least two and a half to three hours.
Pare and its team go where you are. They can do their thing at your house, your friend’s house, almost anywhere. Pare just needs to be provided with a functional kitchen from which to operate and a place for table setup. Inside or out. For those in need of a venue for their event, Pare will connect you with one of our venue partners to assist.
Choose from our wine, spirits such as scotch and whiskey, saké, beer and cocktails to name a few. Wine pairings are most common.
Any/all Pare chefs available on your given event date will submit to you their five-course menu proposals. Of those available on your given date, you then select your chef and work together to finalize your menu. Each of the event’s beverage selections are then selected to uniquely pair with the evening’s menu, with the fifth and final course always being desert.
As with any highly curated event, any number of variables affect cost. Pare is happy to help navigate the complexities to make the planning process simple and provide custom pricing based on your needs.