When we decided to move to Oklahoma City, some people expressed concern that our lives would feel dull compared to our DC ways. Au contraire, my friends. It seems like we’ve been going nonstop since we got here. In fact, we’ve had to actively schedule downtime to please our secretly introverted souls. But when we do go out, we have a fabulous time. From quality family time to one of my best friend’s weddings to date nights around our neighborhood we have never once felt a hint of boredom creep in. And then there was last Thursday, a night that will be stamped upon our memories of OKC for decades to come. Starlight Supper is a beautiful outdoor dining experience set under twinkling lights in Downtown OKC featuring cuisine from some of the area’s top chefs.
Starlight Supper 2018
Tickets for Starlight Supper 2018 sold out with lightning speed. So we were super pumped when our friend Phi with Take a Bite OK offered up two available tickets. Tickets are a bit pricy, but absolutely worth it since all proceeds benefit Downtown Oklahoma City Initiatives to “support public art through the culinary arts”. Each participant is treated to a five-course dinner created by local chefs as well as complimentary wine, a coffee bar provided by Clarity Coffee and the best damn dining atmosphere you’ll find almost anywhere.
We’re All Friends Here
We sat with a bunch of Take a Bite OK folks, which made the night all the more fun. While it seemed like a lot of people came with their squad, the vibe is super friendly. We enjoyed making new friends throughout the evening over our favorite topic – food!
The Mouthwatering Menu
A quick glance at the five-course menu and you’ll spot several notable OKC hot spots and chefs. From a beautiful fresh hamachi sashimi from Chef Jason Heald of Rococo to the elegant dessert by Esca Vitae’s Chef Michael Dunzy, we were wowed by each dish. (We didn’t get shots of the last two due to low light, but trust when I say they were fabulous.)
The Enchanting Atmosphere
Hands down my favorite thing about the Starlight Supper was the beautiful atmosphere in OKC’s Bicentennial Park. (It reminded me of Diner en Blanc. Except that you don’t have to bring your own food, or chairs, or dinnerware, and you can wear whatever the heck you want.) Dining under charming twinkly lights, surrounded by OKC’s skyline, it was simply magical. Live music by Brooke Hollow also enhanced the experience tenfold.
Our first Starlight Supper was truly one for the books, and I can imagine we’ll go back year after year for as long as we’re in the area. Proceeds from the event go to Downtown Oklahoma City Initiatives to combat community deterioration and support public art and beautification. We definitely recommend adding this event to your OKC bucket list!