Gasp! CBS New York Exposes…Unregulated Dinner Parties! (Video)

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The horror of it!  Reporters at CBS 2 Investigation are shocked by what they’ve uncovered.  In a special expose, CBS New York has revealed the shocking underground world of…(cue music)…“unregulated supper clubs!”.

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This is not a joke. People are actually getting together to share a meal and other people are actually freaking out about it. “8 people sharing a meal in a stranger’s home!” and “the host writes about food, but is not a chef!” are just a few of the offenses the report sites. Here’s a taste (pun intended) of how the article reads. Prepare to throw up a little.

From the CBS 2 article.

NEW YORK (CBS 2) — As you sit down to dinner, this story illustrates eating out like you have never experienced before. We are talking about super-secret, illegal dining experiences hosted in homes.

CBS 2 investigative reporter Tamara Leitner went undercover to see firsthand how this underground world works.

It may look like a dinner party, but it’s really an underground supper club.

The diners are a mix of New Yorkers and tourists. CBS 2’s undercover cameras captured one experience — eight people who didn’t know each other eating a meal in a stranger’s home.

That hostess, Naama Shafi, writes about food but is not a chef. Leitner found her through a website, which connects amateur foodies and professional chefs in 20 different countries with people who want unique dining experiences.

Clandestine dinner parties like the one Leitner attended have become more common in New York City. And insiders told Leitner they are completely unregulated.

Watch the full report below.


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