Shelley-belly’s Underground

New dates are posted on Twitter, find me here or email to get on the list.

What it’s all about…

Running a restaurant out of one’s home is probably not legal, and we don’t do “probably not legal”. So right up front you should know that this is not a restaurant. It’s a supper club.

Invitation only. We invite you to our home to dine at a table of like-minded food lovers, serve you delicious wine (which you must bring with you – selling wine is really illegal), present a five or six course meal in an elegant setting, entertain you with witty banter and then request a contribution toward the food of $85 per head (so far, no one has declined to contribute… this is not a challenge). It’s a fun evening with good food and good company.

Details of the event are a closely guarded secret. Two days before the event, once your booking has been confirmed, you will receive an email with the location details and password – no one gets in without a password.

This is not a new idea… underground dining, ‘guerrilla’ dining, speakeasies, supper clubs… they’ve been around forever. Popularity may have dwindled in flusher economic times but the past four years or so have seen a huge comeback.

There are thousands all over the US and Europe, and this is ours.

In Miami.

Shelley-belly’s Underground.

Dinners are intimate, around 10 people, in a cool Downtown venue. The food focus is on fresh, local, seasonal produce.

Organic is good if you can get it, but we believe that supporting local farmers and producers is more important than eating organic.


27 thoughts on “Shelley-belly’s Underground

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    • Foolishly, I forgot to take pictures. The camera was ready but I was so concerned about getting the food out while it was hot (obviously, my pass has no lights) that picturing just didn’t enter my head.

  2. I enjoyed our experience so much, I’m drooling over the pork belly still. And the salts, never knew there were so many flavors! Great job, Shelley.

  3. I would love to attend a dinner with my hubby who is a chef and I am a general manager of a restuarant, BUT I am a vegetarian whoi doesn’t like eggs. Can I be considered? If yes, where do I sign up!!??

    • Hi Angela,

      Thanks so much for your enquiry, of course you can be considered. Actually, I’ve had a number of requests from vegetarians and so am considering hosting a vegetarian dinner – it would probably be a mid-week event though as the weekends are pretty much booked up through November.

      Please email me at so I can add you to the mailing list.

      Thanks again for your interest.


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  6. I’m sure your October dinner was wonderful. I was fortunate to have been included in your September dinner, and it was a fabulous night. Great guests, amazing food, and thoroughly charming hosts. I hope you’ll be able to find room at your table for me at your next event.


    • John, I’ve just seen this comment, I’m so sorry (I’ve neglected this blog site a bit, truth be told). Of course we’ll put you on the list for another seat at Shelley-belly’s Underground table. I’m so pleased you enjoyed your experience in September, we look forward to seeing you again soon.

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  14. Shelly, when you get to it I would love to be included. The Nutmeg in Wilmington will grow into a fun, healthy and educative experience for any fortunate enough to discover you.

  15. Just moved to Wilmington NC… from outside of the Cleveland Ohio area and was involved with these wonderful events in both Cleveland Ohio and Pittsburgh Pennsylvania do you know of anywhere in the Wilmington area that has these? I am very interested.

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