PlaceInvaders is a one-of-a-kind traveling pop-up dining experience, held in other people's quirky, interesting, and remarkable residences — while no one's home. An intimate dinner with a dash of voyeurism, guests are welcome to explore, inspect, admire, ogle, and snark.
Launched in New York in 2014 by two food and travel enthusiasts, PlaceInvaders creates ephemeral dining experiences in interesting residences across the country. Co-founders Hagan (head chef) and Katie (planner and host) create seasonal, ingredient-driven, five-course menus, served with unlimited cocktails and wine.
Exact locations are never revealed in advance. Prior invasions have popped up in an abandoned 1950s-era New York penthouse, a minuscule graffiti-covered studio, and a Shanghai opium den-inspired condo that once hosted a Notorious B.I.G video shoot.