I didn't know what to expect. I've read Kinfolk Magazine off and on since it was first published (we've all been influenced by its aesthetic, right?) so I knew that the styling would be gorgeous and that the food would be fabulous.
It's a perfect location for a dinner. The kitchen is open to the restaurant so you get to see the food being made. Harmony Pacific Projects did an excellent job renovating the space.
Everything was served family-style to encourage conversation. I had no idea about who would attend. Some who I expected to be there weren't and most others were new to me. Great conversation. Interesting people. Zero pretension.
The wooden plates were our "party favors". They thought of everything - the last stop at the end of the evening was a kosher salt/warm water washing station by the front door.
Great food, good conversation, lovely decor - it surpassed my expectations. I'd go again.