A New Supper Club Spices Up "Over-the-Hill Love"

Duck ragout in a secret location for the 40-plus crowd.

Over 40? This supper club wants to hook you up. Photograph via Shutterstock.

Supper clubs are getting pretty creative, what with all-white themes, PornBurger madness, and a ban against hard-bottom shoes. The newest one, called Over the Supper, claims to redefine “over-the-hill love” with a dining/matchmaking experience for the 40-plus crowd. Ouch? We thought that slope peaked a little later.

The concept comes courtesy of new dating site Love Begins At, which is geared toward a more established age group. Chef Ben Tenner of Commissary is behind the menu, which is meant to play to a sophisticated audience.

“Imagine experiencing the flavor profiles of wild mushroom and duck in flaky pâte feuilletée followed by the sweet peppery essence of cantaloupe and shaved fennel,” writes a representative of the club. “Conversations can start naturally over ambient lighting and progress over glasses of wine and pleasurable banter. This is the new era of dating over 40.”

There you have it. No texting and drinks after the fourth decade. You can commit to some duck ragout and marinated cantaloupe.

Should you be a 40-plus single and want to join, the five-course meal is thematically priced at $40. In true supper club-style, the location is kept secret until 72 hours before the event, proving there are still some surprises on the downward roll.

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Anna Spiegel covers the dining and drinking scene in her native DC. Prior to joining Washingtonian in 2010, she attended the French Culinary Institute and Columbia University’s MFA program in New York, and held various cooking and writing positions in NYC and in St. John, US Virgin Islands.