The Lodge Dinners is an underground series of dinners engendered from the spirited ambitions of a ragtag group of restaurant renegades with a sense of adventure in their blood, and an appetite for the unknown. Regan Dyl & Carlo LaCuesta met 10+ years ago, waiting tables at a humble diner in Mar Vista. Fast forward to today; after advancing their stations in the culinary landscape of Los Angeles they both felt something was lacking in their restaurant careers, namely, something they could call their own.
They somehow managed to convince Lauren Levesque, and Ingmar Lara, alums of such Michellin starred institutions as Melisse and The Tasting Kitchen to join them on an adventure to uncharted culinary destinations and The Lodge Dinners was born.
The Lodge sits on a large swath of land just a stones throw from where the two wunderkinds first met and will play host to a series of pop up dinners not too dissimilar from a night with the Granthams at Downton Abbey . . . if the Granthams were poor restaurant professionals. Who lived in LA, not England. And drank a lot more. So please, be you not of the house of Montegue, come join us!