Chez Le Commis Supper Club Returns in November

The popular pop-up gets new digs and an open-seating policy.
Chez Le Commis Supper Club Returns in November
Tom Madrecki of Chez Le Commis started plating in his Clarendon apartment. Photograph by Scott Suchman.

Add one more pop-up to the November lineup, which already includes chances to score treats from Buttercream Bakeshop at Cork Market, gluten-free Pasta Flyer at Toki Underground, and Pepita’s Mexican fare at G. News came today that the popular Chez Le Commis supper club—originally operated out of founder/chef Tom Madrecki‘s Clarendon apartment—is returning Monday, November 17. The new digs: Capitol Hill’s Le Bon Cafe.

This time around, Madrecki is instituting a new reservation policy to allow wider access to the food. Instead of reserving seats via first-come, first-reserve e-mail, Madrecki will hold a random lottery between 6 and 7 on Tuesday for the pop-up’s first seating at 6:30 on the 17th (though hopeful guests should still e-mail chezlecommis@gmail.com with the number of spots they want). Tables will open up for walk-in guests at 8:30. Cassoulet for two will also be available for carryout ($20), alongside bottles of wine. Those dining in can expect a more avante-garde tasting menu with dishes such as aged beef with fried herbs and black cod with cabbage, ginger, and chicken skin. The four-course lineup is priced at $60, with optional biodynamic and natural wine pairings for $30; vino is also available by the glass and bottle.

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Anna Spiegel
Food Editor

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.