Berlin meets burlesque at the hooting, howling, high-decibel supperclub at the Vogue Theatre in Hollywood. A gradual immersion for anyone interested in dipping his or her toe in the Hollywood club scene, this hot spot–where women dress in daringly short and skin tight black dresses and life is a cabaret is a must for a date or night out with friends.
We joined the crowd of revelers last night and were in for a big surprise, we really loved it from the minute we strolled down the red carpet to check in and enjoy a vodka shot in the lobby, through the cocktail and hors d’oeuvres pre-show session and during the entire Cirque du Soleil-like performances and fabulous food from Chef Gus Wickenhagen.
The club is only open on weekends and you can go early (7:30 p.m.) and enjoy Wickenhagen’s menu of ‘acts’ while you recline on a white ‘bed’ and watch the agile, scantily-clad pole dancers/semi-strippers and enjoy the edgy banter of the over-the-top ring leader Billy. Dinner costs $75 with wine, drinks and tips extra. If you prefer to just do the club scene you can go after hours (plan to arrive around 10 or 11) and just drink (bottle service only) and be entertained regally.
Wickenhagen’s Friday night meal was definitely a winner when we could take our eyes off the performers and actually eat. It began with ‘Act 1’ a delicious heirloom tomato and Burrata cheese appetizer. For the second ‘act’ Wickenhagen created a scrumptious slow roasted Alaskan wild cod. This was followed by a tender and delicious filet mignon and then an amazing house-made Valhrona chocolate brownie with coconut sorbet and toasted almonds. We also order a bottle of Chardonnay to accompany the meal (which is extra but you can do a wine pairing for about $32 a person).
The boffo show stuns, amazes, makes you laugh (especially the antics of stiletto shod and sexily-clad Billy (check him out in the slideshow) who spews out the f-word and speaks his mind—all in the game of show biz. The performers remind one of past Cirque du Soleil shows (most likely because many are former cast members). There is also audience participation fun and games. During our visit a large group of Asian fashion plates were gathered for a bachelorette party (you can spot them in the slide show).
supperclub Los Angeles is part of Boulevard Nightlife Group (www.bng-la.com) and a branch of an international luxury brand that first opened in Amsterdam, Holland. The LA club and is operated by managing partners Jerry Garcia and Abdi Manavi.
The show is a sexy, pseudo-sinister and syntillating circus story of love, lust and leisure and primordial pleasures where you recline orgy line on Roman beds from which you eat, drink and take in the amazing show of Cirque du Soleil-trained performers.
For more information and reservations go to www.supperclub.la or call 323-466-1900. supperclub is located at 6675 Hollywood Blvd., at N. Las Palmas in the iconic Vogue Theatre.
Do view the slideshow which you will note came out in the pink, because that is the color of the lighting at the show.