culinary dinner theater evenings

What better way to welcome our return to “normal”  than sharing a delightful and memorable evening at DelecTable with the special people in your life!

In-person Culinary Dinner Theater is back! This is our signature event, where the chef is the star, our sommelier and mixologists the co-stars, and you, our guests, are the audience, and your palates the judges. Our Chefs will treat you to an extraordinary multi-course feast, where each course is paired perfectly with wine and spirits. Also back is Chef Jake Lawler, and we’re thrilled. During his hiatus from DelecTable, Chef Lawler gained additional experience in one of Madison’s most elevated restaurants. Now he’s ready to take his food and your experience to the next level!

You’ll dine in a comfortably distant but still intimate setting. Culinary Dinner Theater is inside seating only. If current guidelines permit, we may seat two couples, registered separately in general seating, together at one table for four. We request that you be fully vaccinated and we will ask your permission to be seated with another couple. Chef’s Table and the Bar are adjacent seating, so you will have others seated at your side. We’ve taken extra precautions to help keep everyone safe and healthy. Our entire team is fully vaccinated. See our “COVID-19 and Safety” page for more details.

DelecTable kicks off autumn with The Shrimp and The Hare, a menu designed to honor Wisconsin’s seasonal harvest. This ambitious menu springs from the creative mind of Chef Jake Lawler. Chef Jake’s emphasis is always on locally sourced ingredients, and this menu is a stellar example of his commitment. The imprint of Wisconsin’s diverse and delicious produce shines throughout this menu, and is the perfect start to another adventurous season in DelecTable’s popular dinner series.
 
Tapas, Spain’s culinary contribution to the world, will be heralded with three weekends of dinners in October and November. Incredibly popular, Tapas traditionally include a staggering array of savory appetizers and small plates, designed specifically to complement good wines and cocktails. Chef Jake has created seven unique dishes in our dinner Spanish Tapas to satisfy even the most demanding gourmet. From savory to sweet, this is a meal of extraordinary variety. Buen apetito!
 
Chef Lawler will stay open to the availability of seasonal produce, and his menus will evolve to reflect the harvest and his creative approach to locally sourced cuisine.
 
Our five- and seven-course dinners include options for Pescatarian, Vegetarian, Vegan, and Gluten-Free dining. Online reservation deadline is two days before the dinner – please feel free to call after deadline to see if there is space available.
 
Treat yourself to an adventurous night out with Culinary Dinner Theater. It’s a fun, yet sophisticated, culinary experience unique to Madison.