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A feast for all the senses: Chicago's Clandestino brings supper club love to Houston's art scene

A feast for all the senses: Chicago's Clandestino brings supper club love to Houston's art scene

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If the end of the Les Sauvages dinner series has left you craving great food in intimate settings, some chefs from Chicago are here to make your week complete.

Clandestino Dining is the project of Chicago chefs Efrain Cuevas and Lauren Parton and their themed mystery dinners have earned them love as "Chicago's most awesome undergound supper club."

For two nights only, Clandestino is making a Houston stop. As part of their "Whole Artist" series — dinners featuring a sensory collaboration between chefs and visual artists and taking place in the studio of the artist — Clandestino is partnering with Houston artists Sharon Engelstein, Aaron Parazette, Carole Smith and Sean Flournoy for two unique evenings.

On Friday, Cuevas will respond to the work of Engelstein and Parazette in their Montrose studio with a dinner entitled "The Things I Need" that will feature "local produce, seasonal goodies, and sustainable fish." Think pear and pork belly dumpling soup and sweet potato gnocchi.

Saturday the dinner is called "Life is Good Food" and will consist of a "comfort-food-inspired menu utilizing many small plates filled with homemade sauces, condiments, and chutneys," including ceviche and haggis chorizo, as inspired by the work of Smith and Flournoy.

Both evenings are $95 and include an amuse bouche and cocktail to start and four courses plus pairings (wine at "The Things I Need", beer at "Life is Good Food").