Silver Spork, an underground supper club, is one of Denver’s best-kept secrets and hardest to find events. Depending completely on word-of-mouth for marketing, the multi-course dinners and custom-designed cocktails from local talents are as fantastic as they are secret. The event, which can appear anywhere from empty warehouses to public gardens to unique houses, is about mystery and adventure—you won’t know where you’re going, what you’re eating or who you’ll see when you commit. Of course, you can sign up for Silver Spork’s email list, but you still won’t know where the events are until right before they happen.
Created by Colorado-native Paul Laurie, Silver Spork is a concept that the Mile High City was lacking before Paul developed it in 2013. Thinking of Denver as still a wild west and a new frontier, Paul aimed to bring a new element to the Denver dining scene. Paul conceptualized Silver Spork to showcase industry talents in Denver while also creating an event that he himself would enjoy attending. Featuring local chefs and bartenders, many from Denver’s most reputable restaurants, Silver Spork works on the concept of introducing people to good food, good company and an overall good time.
Silver Spork events range from around $75-$120 per person, and they feature multi-course meals with entertainment and drinks. While it might be hard to wrap your head around spending money on an event when you don’t even know where it is, the purpose of Silver Spork is to teach you to let things happen as they may, and to enjoy them as they come. Prior menus have included everything from appetizers of grape leaves stuffed with wheat berries to dinners with oxtail and riced potatoes to avocado mousse for dessert.
The company garnered a 6-month waiting list after its first event, leading Paul to explore new options and add unique touches. From Silver Spork, Paul started the event planning company Invisible City, which now includes Silver Spork as one of its events. Invisible City has led Paul to be named one of the top party planners in America, and his concepts have been featured everywhere from Bravo TV to the Denver Eater to 5280 magazine. Invisible City is aimed at helping people plan events of any size and scope, from small private events to large scale, public events. From weddings to dinner parties, Paul is taking Denver’s event-planning scene into his own hands and wrangling in the wild west of Denver’s event scene.