A friend of mine recently asked that I take a poll of my vast readership to determine the viability of doing underground dining in the 'hood. For those not familiar with this, you can check out this article from the NY Times which talks about unlicensed restaurants opening up in apartments and other private spaces.
I'm assuming this SS venture might be kind of similar, but it may be too early to determine. I doubt it would be much more than once a month, say a couple different seatings on a Saturday night.
I'm told the menu would be pretty limited. It would range from salads and small plates to start, a few different types of homemade pasta and homemade sauce, pizza, and maybe some contorni (side dishes) to accompany the entree. If another friend can be cajoled into assisting, then homemade breads and dolci would also be on the menu.
The donation to partake in the dining is still in discussion, but would be nominal - essentially covering the price of ingredients and not much more. Until my friend has you hooked and then will gouge the hell out of you.
OK, I'd love to hear what readers think of this idea. If things fall into place, this could start in the late spring/early summer -- just in time to take advantage of the first harvest.