Studiokitchen Now Accepting Reservations

The 8-seat StudioKitchen at Shola Olunloyo’s soon to open Speck Food + Wine is now accepting reservations through December.

Tuesday through Friday reservations are $120 per seat and Saturdays are $150 each (drinks are not incuded).

The reservations are only available online and must be pre-paid. The dinners themselves promise to be creative culinary adventures without substitution.

Studiokitchen [Official Site]
Speck Food + Wine [Official Site]

  • http://www.anemptyfridge.com Michelle C.

    Egads. Going to have to save up for this one. Added to the dining-out wish list, under Vetri and Le Bernardin.

  • leo

    but it’s SHOLA. everyone knows that shola thinks He’s great, so why shouldn’t He charge exhorbitant prices to be in His prescence

  • Bonnie

    The price seems pretty reasonable compared to some other fine dining in Philly, like Vetri or Fond. And with an open kitchen at Speck, we’ll actually get to see into the kitchen and watch the process of creating our meals, and that’s something we don’t get yet in Philly. Shola’s food is amazing – it’s not just novelty and theater he’s peddling. I can’t wait until they open!

  • Masako

    Shola’s dinners are incredible. I have no doubt the chef table at Speck will be anything less than amazing. I have happily paid for the experience at Vetri for $135, Morimoto for $120, and Le Bec Fin for $185. Studiokitchen is definitly next on my list!

  • CDH

    I’m lucky enough to have seen Studiokitchen evolve over the last 10 or so years. Back in the early West Philly days when the experience cost $50, it was an amazing bargain that I enjoyed taking advantage of. As time passed and prices climbed, I don’t think I ever thought an SK meal was a bad deal, though affordable less often. Shola’s price point today is still a good deal when you compare it with the sort of experience he’s looking to provide. He cooks on a level like David Kinch at Manresa, who gets $160 for a tasting menu today (was $125 back when I was in No. Cal to visit).

    Speck isn’t even open yet, so none of us has any certain knowledge how the SK experience is going to carry over into a restaurant format, but I’d bet it won’t disappoint long time fans of SK. It may not be everybody’s thing… but I’d wager $120 that it’s an experience worth the bucks, at least to me.

  • NYCFoodster

    I can honestly say that the $180 I spent in November at Studio Kitchen with Shola cooking was some of the best money I’ve ever spent on food (and that includes all of the above mentioned restaurants and a lot of Michelin starred meals). I have no doubt that the StudioKitchen at Speck Food + Wine is going to let diners glimpse into one of the most innovative kitchens in the country. As someone who regular visits Philly, I know that I will very much look forward to both the StudioKitchen and regular menus when I’m in town. I hope all you haters are on the banned list b/c these seats are going to be tougher to nab than seats at French Laundry (and the food will be even better).

  • EatsKohlrabi

    @Leo: Even if you are not a fan of Shola on a personal level, I don’t understand how that translates to this meal– which none of us have ever had because the restaurant isn’t even open yet– being overpriced. I for one agree with Shola that Shola’s great, but his food is great too. Ridiculously great. It’s only exorbitant if its not enough food to justify the price being charged and based on the Studiokitchen meals I’ve had in the past that is preposterous. Maybe when your mouth is full of one of those gorgeous preview items on his blog you’ll be too busy chewing and appreciating his palate and creativity to confuse the chef and the chef’s food.

  • Wow

    If all these awesome people (even NYC food people, wow!!!) like, it MUST be good……………………

  • CDH

    If you’ve eaten anything cooked by Shola, you know this MUST be good… Have you ever eaten anything subpar that he’s produced? I know I haven’t.

  • Patrick

    This is great news, as I’ve been standing here on the sidewalk in West Philly for two years waiting for Shola to show up for a Sat night dinner we had planned. I hope karma makes a few reservations at his new place.