Polly’s Paladar, Nevada City’s Supper Club, brings amazing guests chefs and a different theme every month to downtown Nevada City. Run by Megan McCollam, she opened the doors in January, 2012 and has since orchestrated events with cuisine ranging from Greek, Sushi, French, Latin American and more. The events tend to sell out almost immediately, so if you aren’t a member yet, join here so you can get the updates about upcoming dinners and classes. I’ve done 2 blog posts on the supper club in the past, click here and here to see more photos. The next Polly’s Paladar event is The Desert Rose, a night of Middle Eastern food by local chefs Michelle Cowie and Rebecca Seary. The Outside Inn’s blog has a special giveaway for one lucky winner, we’ve got an offer of “Buy one, get one free” for an upcoming 5pm seating at Polly’s Paladar*. Post a comment on what Supper Club theme you’d like to see at Polly’s Paladar and I’ll draw the winner on Thursday, April 17th. And the winner of The Real giveaway for the necklace from Kathy Frey and t-shirt from Victoria LaFont is Megan McCollam.
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*Giveaway does not guarantee a seat, ticket must be purchased. If the winner is unable to attend the next Polly’s Paladar, the offer will be valid through June 2014.
Stuey, what sort of theme for a supper club is that? The hungry, can’t wait, must eat now genre?
What a great concept! I hadn’t heard of this, so thank you, Erin!
It’s a fun, intimate dining experience, and it’s always changing, so just because you’ve been to one doesn’t mean you’ve been there done that.
i really miss different ethnic cuisines, especially vietnamese food!
Sounds delicious, know any amazing Vietnamese chefs we can convince to come hang out in Nevada City for a weekend?
I would love to see a Indian Paladar, lush with scents and smells; perhaps done with old style British flair and eccentricities
I like the idea of “eccentricities”, that could be so many things…
I’m working on that. I want that too!
How cool- hurrah for sharing this. I love all sorts of cuisine. Italian or sushi sounds delightful 🙂
Good to hear there’s one vote on here that’s popular (everyone has such different tastes!).
I love what Megan is doing and have enjoyed several Paladars – especially the recent Mexican Fusion cooking class I attended. I grew up eating amazing Italian food that my Nona cooked, including home made wines and cured meats. Unfortunately, our community does not have a decent, (yes, I have tried them all) authentic, Italian restaurant. So Megan, how about a Mama Mia Paladar!
Love that you’ve got the name all sorted too. I can just see the decor.
I whole heartedly agree about the Italian place lack thereof. I have a guy in mind for that. Still stalking him!
Edible Garden Of Eden
Fungus Among Us – An Adventure In Mushrooms
Abracadabra- A Magical Feast
Popeye and Olive Oil
Ruffles and Truffles
Oh, To Be So Kneeded!
My stomach is growling now. True Story.
You crack me up, what a great list with all sorts of clever ideas.
Let’s go Paleo and sit on the floor of the cave at Stonehouse and dress in hides.
It would probably be very popular, so be careful, Megan might take your suggestion seriously.
We could just do that on our own anyways! Ha! But I Do want to do a paleo dinner!
I would love to go to one of these! French food is always a favorite of mine.
Road kill? Free food…. maybe all wildcrafted cuisine… hmmm but I think I would really
prefer country french or tuscany….
Or how about Russian home cooking… they really know how to couture a meal! My favorite!
I love thai or comfort food. I like the paleo idea too!
I went for my Birthday Dinner and had an amazing time with these two wonderful chefs. I’d love to go again! Love!
I think a local wild game theme dinner would be fantastic to try
How about a Spanish theme!
I’d love an Italian night! Per favore 🙂
The last Paladar was delish! I’m pretty uninitiated when it comes to fine cuisine, so I would like second the recommendations of French. Truly, it is all pretty exciting for this palate!
I’d love to see another wild game and wild harvested meal. I couldn’t make the last one!
I’d go for the Italian or the Vietnamese. Mai’s on Clement in SF has the best Vietnamese I know of.
Hmmm, I’d love to see a professional chef’s take on Paleo but that wild game idea is fantastic too.
Megan says there has been a wild game before, so sounds like maybe she’ll revisit that idea?
Wow, sounds delicious AND fun! Haven’t heard of this before. Thanks for sharing!
Thanks for the comment Ingrid, aren’t you glad you follow along with my fun and games?
my vote would be foodies delights of Vietnamese or Chinese.
Amanda, you’d have to make some Vietnamese coffee!!
These are all so great, you guys! I love it! Someday, I’ll get to sit and dine with you!
Summer Lovin or Gold Miners Cuisine
What is included in Gold Miners Cuisine?
So many options…
I would cast my vote for Turkish. or Vietnamese.
Turkish would be fun, but perhaps there will be a hint of that in the next Middle Eastern Delights?
An “eat the rainbow” theme could be fun…
Does that mean you’d start with a course all in one color and as the evening went on ate a different color? Makes me think of a psych experiment on how our emotions would change based on the color of foods we’re eating. Sounds like an interesting evening for sure.
Polly’s Palador is a great secret….reminds me of an episode in the TV series Northern Exposure….everyone knows about it, but hush hush to keep the special secret exclusively for “us”? A local treasure and delight, for sure!
Love that idea… well I hope the locals don’t get mad at me for sharing, but considering it was mentioned in Outside magazine, I’m not the first person to spill the beans.
With the warm and balmy weather upon us, I’d love to see cocktails paired with appetizers from around the world. Don’t know if alcohol is part of the supper club but wouldn’t this be fun and delicious? Could be an eye opener for many of us!
It’d be like a tapas menu, for sure! There is often an option to add alcohol or a flight of drinks to the menu, but this sounds like the perfect dinner party menu for me!
Indian would be fantastic. And vegetarian friendly is always appreciated and rad 😉
Lots of great vegetarian Indian options… definitely a popular theme here, perhaps Megan will get the hint?
I would love an Ethiopian theme! A girl can dream. Hard to convince an Ethiopian family to move up here to start a restaurant, yet I trust Megan can find and convince for a night.
I love Polly’s Paladar!
I love that you dream big, but can accept a stand in for the reality. A girl can dream!
“Farm to fork” is everywhere now, but how about a summer dinner featuring local farms/farmers and their produce? We have such a glorious abundance of both around here!
We need to get Reinette back on the Commerical Street Farm to Table dinner…. I’ll tell her you said so 🙂
Anything Mediterranean, but Greek would be fantastic!
Let’s make sure the Greek menu includes moussaka, gyros and Baklava!
i would love to see the following amazing food themes tied to my favorite place to eat in Nevada City. a. woodfire italian b. south indian c. ramen & other homestyle japanese fare!
polly’s paladar is such a treat & feels so right. i really value what it brings to our sweet little community.
Woodfire Italian, that sounds like fun…. so many great ideas, you’re making me hungry.
Looking forward to a unique dining experience… and I’m really hungry.
Glad to hear I’m not the only one reading these ideas with a growling tummy.