Heart Of Dinner

Heart Of Dinner The idea of "Heart of Dinner" is to intentionally create time for those conversations we need to feed our hearts

In current society, everyone is so caught up with technology, social media, and fancy dinner outings, rarely do we come across people who invest time in heart-to-heart conversations over plates of soul-filling home-cooked meals. The idea of "Heart of Dinner" is to intentionally create time for those conversations we need to feed our hearts in a city that is saturated with surface-level noise. It's a two person team: my partner and I. We both love cooking, hosting & meeting awesome people. We cook what we feel like cooking, sometimes the dinners are interactive so be ready to get your hands dirty, many times they're recipes I learned from my mom, or a recipe I want to experiment with. Nothing fancy schmancy, just good food and good people. I love experimenting with craft beer, tea, and cocktails so expect lots of that. Sometimes we'll have our chefs friends guest-cook (but we usually just want them here to relax, take a break from the kitchen and enjoy.) Our dinners are hosted in the privacy of homes and we take great care in cultivating an interconnected atmostphere of comfort and intimacy. We hope to have each dinner guest leave with their belly, heart, mind, and soul filled with a deepened connection through the heart-to-hearts and the food. The bi-monthly dinner gatherings will be hosted in the intimacy of a home in Downtown Los Angeles where we'll convene over a table that's technology-free, and consists between 8-10 guests. The dinners are donation based. Throughout the year, we will be partnering up with non-profit organizations in the LA area where portions of the donation will be going. Hope to meet you soon!

Culinary Team: Moonlynn & Yin

Attire: Casual

Heart Of Dinner's cover photo
07/30/2017

Heart Of Dinner's cover photo

our tri colored carrot and mini heirloom tomato salad to combat the heat
07/30/2017

our tri colored carrot and mini heirloom tomato salad to combat the heat

Nasi Kunyit (tumeric sticky rice)  in the steamer that we used as stuffing for the roast chicken
11/07/2016

Nasi Kunyit (tumeric sticky rice) in the steamer that we used as stuffing for the roast chicken

Tablescaping and last minute touches
11/05/2016

Tablescaping and last minute touches

10/26/2016

[update: holy moly. Thank you NYC 😍We aim to keep our dinners intimate/under 10 guests and am thrilled to say that the Nov. 5th dinner is now full. That was less than 12 hours! We'll try and throw another before we head back to the West Coast, will keep you updated! See you soon! ]

Hello everyone! We're so excited to have an autumn inspired Heart Of Dinner in NYC on 11/5/16! email me at moonlynn@hear...
10/26/2016

Hello everyone! We're so excited to have an autumn inspired Heart Of Dinner in NYC on 11/5/16! email me at [email protected] if you'd like to join!

Pretty excited to share this dish with you guys at a future Heart Of Dinner 😀 it's pretty damn tasty, trust. It's hard t...
03/10/2016

Pretty excited to share this dish with you guys at a future Heart Of Dinner 😀 it's pretty damn tasty, trust. It's hard to go wrong with uni, ikura & eel but having them all together? 💣.com

Yin & I could not stop gushing about how amazing the energy was at Thursdays dinner. No joke, we couldn't sleep till abo...
03/07/2016

Yin & I could not stop gushing about how amazing the energy was at Thursdays dinner. No joke, we couldn't sleep till about 3 because we were just so 'happy high' (in the most G rated way).

The dinner encapsulated the everything I was hoping a Heart Of Dinner would be. Thanks for sharing your stories. I loved the range we had: political, lost twin, proposals(Im digging the idea of proposing at the same time), family boundaries, challenges, Burning Man to the jokesand just being open to meeting new friends and creating a safe space to share all of it.

It was really a magical night, I can't wait to see you all again soon!

03.03=Southern meal, Asian style. -Bleu cheese & Asian pear crostini-Char siu ribs-grilled romaine heart-miso mashed pot...
03/04/2016

03.03=Southern meal, Asian style.
-Bleu cheese & Asian pear crostini
-Char siu ribs
-grilled romaine heart
-miso mashed potatoes
Dessert
brûléed homemade dan ta (egg custard)

Paired with a cranberry sweet tea w/ some 4 roses bourbon & Rosemary honey simple syrup 🍷🍺🍹🍴🍽☕️
Join us at a future dinner: heartofdinner.com

03/04/2016

We love playing with fire 😉Brûléeing some homemade egg tarts for tonight's dessert & it was bomb dignity. Thank you @itskenton for the vid!

& we're back! Next @heartofdinner + @nokidhungry dinner on 03.03.16 before we head off to NYC. 8 seats, see you soon 😀. ...
02/16/2016

& we're back! Next @heartofdinner + @nokidhungry dinner on 03.03.16 before we head off to NYC. 8 seats, see you soon 😀. Email: [email protected] 🍴 #supperclub #dinnersociety #nokidhungry #heartofdinner

Touche! We're back from Asia and sooo excited to see you guys for dinner & chats in February!
01/29/2016

Touche! We're back from Asia and sooo excited to see you guys for dinner & chats in February!

Best ending to a Sunday, such an awesome group at #Heartofdinner X #NoKidHungry  tonight, thank you guys so much! :)
10/12/2015

Best ending to a Sunday, such an awesome group at #Heartofdinner X #NoKidHungry tonight, thank you guys so much! :)

There was a garden sprouting on the table earlier! thank you @amiedelanoche for the new bar cart/cutting station, I love...
10/12/2015

There was a garden sprouting on the table earlier! thank you @amiedelanoche for the new bar cart/cutting station, I loveeee it! #heartofdinner #nokidhungry#dtla

#Lamb is hands down my favorite protein, next to duck (both you'll feast on in future dinners)& was super excited to fin...
10/09/2015

#Lamb is hands down my favorite protein, next to duck (both you'll feast on in future dinners)& was super excited to find out that Charlevoix lamb is one of the best in the world. I was super bummed when I found NO restaurants in the Charlevoix region serving it. So I found a local cafe/market, La Table, right on the lamb farm that sells the meat and bought some loin chops back to cook at the airbnb. This is me at 7:00am with no oven but just a stove top really determined to get some lamb in for breakfast before we had to head out for the day.
Backstory: Charlevoix lamb was one of the first food product in North America to be legally protected based on its region of origin (much the same as champagne wine is exclusively made from grapes grown in the Champagne region of France). From farm to fork, the rules for raising Charlevoix lamb are a kind of 100-mile diet taken to the extreme. Locally born and weaned in the Charlevoix region, about 400 km northwest of Montreal, at a minimum of 50 days, the animals feed on a diet of grains that naturally thrive in the region. So corn is out of the picture and oats and barley are in. The herds are limited to 500 head per owner and breeds can include Dorset, Arcott-Rideau, Arcott-canadien, Polypay and Hampshire. They live for between 110 and 190 days or until they reach about 40 kilos live . Naturally, the processing is done locally. The meat is aged for at least seven days before it’s ready for market. #farmtotable #breakfast

Chicken Parmesan going into the oven!2nd Heart of Dinner is set for 10/11. Thank you ALL for the amazing support for thi...
10/06/2015

Chicken Parmesan going into the oven!

2nd Heart of Dinner is set for 10/11. Thank you ALL for the amazing support for this passion project of mine & hope to see you at a future dinner :)

Trains, 3 flight, minivan road trip & turning 30. Octobers looking a little insane. The next dinner on Oct 11th will be ...
09/30/2015

Trains, 3 flight, minivan road trip & turning 30. Octobers looking a little insane. The next dinner on Oct 11th will be a really nice wind(wine)-down. Dinners are referral only but feel free to email me [email protected] introducing yourself :)

Case in point
09/30/2015

Case in point

Heart Of Dinner
09/25/2015

Heart Of Dinner

An amazing first dinner
09/25/2015

An amazing first dinner

09/21/2015

Sooo excited for our first dinner!!!

Logo vectorized! Getting ready for our first Dinner in a week :)
09/21/2015

Logo vectorized! Getting ready for our first Dinner in a week :)

Farro salad
09/21/2015

Farro salad

Slowly but surely
09/21/2015

Slowly but surely

My brother who studies at Art Center College of Design gave me a crash consolidated  course in logo design.  I know logo...
09/21/2015

My brother who studies at Art Center College of Design gave me a crash consolidated course in logo design. I know logos are important but going through this process really opens your eyes and wonder about the stories behind each one.

Heart Of Dinner
07/29/2015

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