NOMADIC DINING - FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What does Nomadic Dining Mean?
It is a monthly rotating-venue eating experience where dinners and lunches ‘pop-up’ in different locations in and around Columbia offering a multi-course menu. Our goal is to create a true culinary experience for foodies while meeting new people and experiencing new places of Columbia, SC
How do I know when the next event is?
Here’s an insider secret: we always send event announcements to our email list before we announce it anywhere else. If you want to be the first to get a seat at any event (which we highly recommend), please get on our subscription list.
How do I get a seat at your next event?
Once the dinner is available for reservations and purchase, an email will be sent to those on our mailing list announcing the launch. Reservations and ticket purchases can be made online at our website.
How much does a ticket cost? What does it include?
The price will vary based on the menu for each event. Currently, the nomadic experience is $40.00 per person. It includes the canapés, a 3-course meal, water, tea or coffee at the end of the meal along with a few surprises. Additional beverages are available during the dinner.
Why do you use tickets instead of reservations?
We have limited seating, and we want to create an intimate environment for our guests. Ticketing allows us to anticipate who is coming in and to give guests an all-encompassing experience using the freshest products in the market.
Can I get a refund once purchased? Can I exchange my ticket for a different night?
Unfortunately, tickets are non-refundable and only valid for the event for which it was purchased. Luckily most people love to eat delicious food, so if you bought a ticket and can’t make it to the event, give it to a friend to make him or her super happy!
What is on the menu?
The menu will vary and is published on our website. We find and source the best ingredients possible to serve our 3-course menu.
Will you accommodate allergies?
We will do our best to find modifications. But given the severity of risk in modifying a dish that may have an allergic component, we are not always able to modify the menu for allergies or dietary restrictions. Please let us know about your allergy/dietary restriction when you reserve and purchase your seat and we will get back to you if we will not be able to accommodate your requirements. Please also inform your server when you sit down for dinner.
Do you allow corkage? What is the drink situation?
No, we do not allow guests to bring in their own wine. On occasions, we may have wine available by the glass and bottle. We may also have a selection of non-alcoholic drinks. All of this will be published ahead of time so guests are aware of their choices.
Do you take walk ins?
No. Given the limited size, we are generally not able to reserve seats for walk-ins.
How are guests seated?
We strive to create a community of foodies and/or food-inquisitives, so seating is communal and we believe you will find many things in common besides food with those seated around you.
May I increase the size of my party?
Yes, if seats are still available online, you can add additional people to your party. Once you use the same name for the reservation, we will know it is part of the same group.
Will my dinner be affected if I am late for my reservation?
It is our intent for all of our guests to experience the full menu and dining experience we have taken so much care to create. If you (or a dining partner) are more than 15 minutes late, we may have to start service before they arrive. In addition, please be aware that a late-starting diner will, by necessity, move at a faster pace.
Can I take photos during the event?
Yes, we do allow patrons to take photographs. If you get a good shot, please share it with us as we are always looking to update the pictures and gallery on our website. Please share it on social media (Instagram, facebook, twitter) or if you are old school, send it directly to us at to firstname.lastname@example.org. If we use it on our site, we’ll offer you a drink on the house at your next dinner!
Is there a dress code?
There is no dress code and we are not the fashion police. However, like any night out on the town, most people dress up a little.
Are events child-friendly?
Given the sit-down nature of this culinary experience, we are not able to accommodate children at our dinners.
Where will the dinner be held?
For a nomadic dining experience, we change locations on a regular basis. You can usually find us in a lush garden in the home of someone who has kindly offered to host our event. We send out an email to the confirmed dinners a day or 2 before the event with directions and details on the location.
Where do I park?
Since we tend to hop from venue to venue we have no definitive answer here, but generally, there is usually ample street parking available around the location of the event.
Are you available for private events?
Absolutely! Email us at email@example.com.