Breaking bread together is a tradition of connection and community. We created the ‘Hidden Gem’ dinner to bring groups of people together with intention, joy and creativity. It started with a friendship between Cat Cox and I. We wanted to collaborate creatively and after casting a sapphire inside a ring, (meaning the sapphire had gone up to 1350* degrees and had molten gold flow around it) I had the idea of baking jewelry into bread. I loved the idea of hidden treasure, creating an element of surprise and delight.
Every dinner we've hosted has been a beautiful experience of connection, joy and surprise.
The sourdough bread that Cat Cox creates is a work of art in itself, milled from grains she purchases directly from farmers and blends with herbs and unlikely ingredients like sweet potato, cocoa or rose. Everyone knows there is a ring in the loaf of bread but no one knows where it is. Before we start eating, Cat shares about what makes each particular loaf unique and then we pass the bread around the table, everyone takes a slice and someone finds the ring in their bread! At some point in the evening Rachel explains the concept behind the design, materials and process of making the ring. It is a joyful experience for everyone at the table, and of course, very exciting for the person that finds the ring and gets to keep it! We enjoy the rest of the evening over wine and a nice dinner that Cat prepares to compliment the bread.
How can you participate in a “Hidden Gem” dinner?
You can book a private dinner for a group of friends, family or colleagues or you may purchase a ticket to a dinner. If you purchase a single ticket, we just wait until we have a group of 8 and then schedule a date that works for everyone.
Pricing includes dinner, wine pairings and desert (plus one ring for whoever discovers it!).
Individual Tickets to a dinner: $325 each
Private dinner for 8 hosted at Dillon/Rose Studio: $2500 (cost will vary if you want a specific ring or design - this includes a solid gold ring valued up to $2500)
If you’re interested in purchasing a single loaf of bread with a ring baked into it, maybe for a proposal or fun anniversary gift that is an option as well.
Single Loaf of bread with ring baked into it: $50 plus cost of ring
*Once purchased, we will contact you with the email provided in checkout to schedule all the details. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
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