R&D Dinner | Culinary Dinner Theater

3248 University Ave.
Madison, WI 53705

Eight to Ten Course Dinner
Fridays | July 29, August 5, 12, 19, 26 | Doors Open 5:30 p.m. | Dinner 6:00-9:00 p.m.


There will be smoke. There will be fire. There might be blindfolds.

Love trying new foods and being part of the creative process?

As we’ve been hinting at, we are working on launching DelecTable 2.0 in September. This is a re-imagining of the Culinary Dinner Theater we’ve been creating with an emphasis on an ever-evolving Chef’s Tasting menu and even more interactive experiences for you.

As we gear up for the next iteration, DelecTable offers an exclusive opportunity to enjoy a fantastic meal while being part of the R&D process. Our team is working on new ideas for dishes, presentations, and exciting demos — and we want your feedback!

As a guest, you'll enjoy 8-10 delicious courses, all prepared by Chef Ben and his team. But that's not all — you'll also get to provide feedback on the dishes, presentations, and demos. We want to know what you think as we try out new ideas, and your input will be invaluable in helping us create the perfect dining experience.

Chef's Table: $75/person*
General Seating: $65/person*
Bar Seating: $60/person*

Full Tasting Pour: +$35/person**
Half Tasting Pour: +$20/person**


if you have food preferences or dietary restrictions, please note them when making your reservation. We also offer the option of simply asking for a Pescatarian, Vegetarian, Vegan, or Gluten-Free-Friendly dinner.

Please arrive early to enjoy a cocktail or glass of wine before dinner! Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Dinner starts promptly at 6 p.m.

Reservations are required with a $20 deposit per person to reserve your seat. On-line registration closes at noon on the day of the dinner, but you’re welcome to call the store after that to see if there is space available.

This dinner 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 will ask your permission to be seated with another couple, and we request that you be fully vaccinated. The Chef’s Table and the Bar have adjacent seats, so you will have others seated at your side.

*Price includes dinner. Pairings are additional. Tax and 20% service charge on food and drink will be added at event. Remaining payment (less the $20 deposit) to be made when checking in prior to start of the event. Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions.

**Full Tasting Pour is about half a drink per pairing (i.e. approximately 2.5 oz wine, 0.75 oz spirit, 6 oz beer). Half Tasting Pour is half of that. You are also welcome to order drinks from our full bar before or during dinner. Whatever your choice, please plan accordingly for getting home safely.

 Purchase tickets today for our next R&D Dinner!

Please visit the website to reserve your seat.