Secret Supper began with a dream to bring people together around a table filled with earthy food, great wine, and endless conversation. Through these experiences, we’ve found our passion to inspire intentional living.
To rediscover the beauty in the everyday and pinpoint the extraordinary in the routine, allowing ourselves to be inspired by the way we live. To get lost in the complexities of the many things we take for granted, and find the common ground that connects us all, what helps us feel alive.
Grounded in their friendship and their passion for sustainable foods and community, inspired by travel, and driven by an overwhelming energy to create and share with others, Danielle Firle and Eva Kosmas Flores are the creative minds behind Secret Supper.
Danielle is Secret Supper’s Creative Director. Her focus is on developing innovative and compelling content and experiences and driving brand direction. She’s an accredited wine expert and owner of Tendue, an award-winning event space located in Portland, OR.
Eva Kosmas Flores
Eva captures the incredible images that launched the brand and show the magic at the table during each Supper. She’s the mastermind behind the popular blog, Adventures in Cooking and has written, styled, and photographed two cookbooks: Adventures in Chicken and Adventures in Cooking.
SECRET SUPPER’S HISTORY
We have always believed that sharing a thoughtful meal is something to be treasured. An intimate experience that allows for real connection, and a space where countless memories are built and cherished.
We started Secret Supper in the summer of 2015, with a desire to bring people together around great food and wine in stunning and unique locations. Our first few suppers in 2015 were small, 25-35 guests joined our table, and we did everything ourselves, setup, breakdown, and everything in between, including cooking.
In 2016, we were excited and ready to enhance the experience, so we partnered with our friends Jaret Foster and Mona Johnson of Tournant. Mona and Jaret are classically trained chefs with an approach to food that reflects a sense of place and seasonality. They are known for their emphasis on live-fire cooking which we embrace at our Suppers, for it helps our guests connect to the land and to each other, in a way that a kitchen behind the scenes does not. Partnering with Tournant on the food element allowed us to focus on creating a more encompassing guest experience, which in turn helped us take our Suppers to more remote and unexpected places. We are very fortunate to have the Tournant team as friends and chef partners for our Suppers across Oregon!
In the spring of 2018, we launched our blog on intentional living with the desire to inspire you to gather and explore your surroundings while savoring good food, enjoying great wine, and celebrating life with those around you. 2018 was also the year that saw us take our Supper Series outside the Pacific Northwest, to the beautiful Alexander Valley in Sonoma, CA and the idyllic Peconic River in Long Island, NY. We had the opportunity to partner with talented, New York City-based chef, Jodi Moreno. For the second year in a row, we partnered with Portland’s premier food festival, Feast, to create an epic picnic under an A-frame at the Hoyt Arboretum, which we co-hosted with brilliant Seattle-based chef, Ashley Rodriguez.
2019 is shaping up to be a fantastic year, full of travel, great food and wine, and amazing partnerships. We hope to meet you along the way really soon!