When we partnered to launch the Fresno Underground Supper Club in 2016, we began an epicurean revolution. Imagine being transported into a different place and time where the culinary experience matches seamlessly with the environment. You leave the workday world behind and escape to a new, funky, and fun dining experience. Our Fresno Underground Supper Club events are so otherworldly that you’ve got to attend to experience this culinary nirvana.
Dining while your feet are dangling in a cool river? Delighting in tender appetizers in an underground garden? Sipping on signature cocktails in the Emerald City of Oz? This is all par for the course with our fantastical pop-up event design happenings. And you can be at the table when you subscribe for updates and register at the Fresno Underground Suppers website.
Bring your honey and enjoy this sweet food from the bees in every incarnation imaginable.
Enter the world of a Shakespearean garden, where the fairies may spring enchanting gastronomic surprises on you.
Savor unbelievable delicacies without any guilt—We won’t tell anyone! You’ll be transported to heaven with the lineup of delicate morsels we have planned.
You won’t need to be a contortionist or walk a tight wire to enjoy this gourmet thrill of a party. Step right up to the center ring to enjoy!
Have you ever received a surprise in your lunchbox? At this Underground Supper excursion, expect a new twist on old favorites that mom would have been proud to make.
The Painted Table chefs pull out all the stops to create a cornucopia of a menu that features locally sourced produce, meats, and poultry at its peak during the luscious fall season.
Take a culinary junket to the exotic locations of Academy Award-winning filmmaker Wes Anderson’s films: Paris, India, Budapest, Japan, and more. Come and globetrot around the world with us.
Dine nestled in a winter wonderland under a tree-lit grove. This is the feast to bring in the holidays and welcome a brand new year!
Save the dates! Bookmark fresnosundergroundsuppers.com and subscribe for the latest updates. Ensure a seat at our table for your ticket to our extraordinary Fresno Supper Club journeys.
You’ve heard about the short supply of holiday gifts and how everyone is getting a jump on their shopping while gifts are available. Tickets to enjoy world-class entertainment at The Painted Table’s intimate, 170-seat event theatre are going fast, too. Take advantage of the best live shows in Fresno with your friends and loved ones at our state-of-the-art theatre at 5080 North Blackstone Ave.
We opened the doors in August with a premiere that featured soulful vocalist Niki J. Crawford live, in concert. She brought her new band and a new show to launch our live music venue to our local Central Valley community. And just in time for the holidays, you now have the chance to experience awesome performances of first-class celebrities up-close-and-personal. Tickets are still available but going fast.
Bring an end to 2021 and herald in 2022 with a pre-New Year’s Eve performance by Tommy Castro & The Painkillers! They’ll hit the Painted Table Event Center stage on Thursday, December 30th at 8 pm. Jump at the opportunity to see this San José native and his groovin’ band light up our stage with their infectious, bluesy sound. Tommy Castro was honored with the B.B. King Entertainer of the Year Award, and with 15 albums released over his decades-long career, he’s bringing a rich blend of his hottest favorites for his performance. You’ll also be treated with music from his newest album. Celebrate the holidays right and be one of the lucky few to see Tommy Castro & The Painkillers perform live for one night only. Buy your tickets online for his December 30th performance.
Looking for a special gift for your friends and loved ones? Here are some awesome gift ideas:
• Party down with the rockin’ blues of the Laurie Morvan Band, appearing for just one night—February 4th at 8 pm! Guitar aficionados will be blown away by Laurie’s signature clean pickin’ style, kickin’ lyrics, and cool harmonies. Her 5-piece award-winning band, based in Long Beach, CA, has performed at over 80 festivals and over 800 shows, and now the Laurie Morvan band is hitting The Painted Table Event Center stage. Don’t miss out! Get your first pick of tickets.
• Get tickets and celebrate with them at Janis Ian: Celebrating Our Years Together, part of her End of the Line Tour 2022, on March 16th at 8 pm! This multi-Grammy® nominated singer-songwriter brings a mix of old favorites (“Society’s Child” and “At Seventeen”) and new (“Patience & Sarah”) to grace our theatre. Enjoy a one-of-a-kind show that pairs her sweet voice with her thought-provoking lyrics. Janis Ian has performed with the likes of Willie Nelson, Dolly Parton, and Diane Schurr, and now, you have the rare opportunity to see her perform for one evening only—March 16th. Get the best seats in the house now, while they last.
The Painted Table Event Center delivers some of the best live shows in Fresno presented By Team Neville Concerts. Reserve your tickets for the holiday season and beyond, and check back often to see when your favorite musicians are added to the schedule.
Attend this year’s film-tastic in-person experience of the 32nd Annual Reel Pride Film Festival presented at Fresno City College. This year, Fig & Honey is catering light hors d’oeuvres, specialized cocktails, and bubbly champagne as the star indulgences at the Reel Pride 32 Kick-Off Party. We’re so excited to be a sponsor for this exciting community event!
Be ready for all the mix and mingle fun, all to honor our Fresno area LGBTQ+ community. Dress to the nines for this exclusive “Kick-Off Party” in Fresno City College’s historic Old Administration Building courtyard on September 10th. The festivities begin at 6:30 pm. Besides sumptuous appetizers, enjoy a champagne toast, experience live musical entertainment by Drew Sands (Trap Girl), a complimentary wristband for the after-party at Splash Nightclub, and a special screening of the night’s feature film, “Summertime”.
As the theatre lights dim inside the FCC’s OAB Auditorium at 7:30 pm, you’ll watch what Peter Debruge of Variety calls “The most inspirational movie of the year.” This heartfelt film by Carlos Lopez Estrada “makes one feel a bit better about the future,” according to Dan Mecca of The Film Stage. Watch the trailer and get your tickets. Meet up at the after-party, Splash Nightclub’s nod to support locals.
Throughout the festivities, Kick-Off Partygoers are welcome to enjoy a special exhibit highlighting the presence and history of our Central Valley’s LGBTQ+ community. This “Constellating Care Networks’ Exhibition” and mapping project is located in FCC’s Art Space Gallery. Participate by sharing your artwork and memories to add to the “constellations” that are added to a large-scale map pinpointing these “places” of importance to our local LGBTQ+ residents.
Discover Reel Pride 32 and their efforts to bring a full rainbow of LGBTQ+ entertainment and cinema to the Central Valley by getting tickets to step out and party the night away with The Painted Table and other local businesses at the 32nd Annual Reel Pride Film Festival Kick-Off Party on September 10th. We’ll see you there!
Of course, all Fresno City College and California Department of Public Health mandates will be followed at this event. Contact us for more information and for catering your own soiree: (559) 443-7199.
Picture this: a sweltering hot Central Valley summer day. You venture out and escape to the serene nature found along the banks of the San Joaquin River. You dine on sumptuous cuisine that only The Painted Table’s artistry can offer. But you’re not just sitting on shore—You are seated at a long, elegantly set table in the river! With your feet immersed in the cool currents, you dine on a unique five-course meal designed just for the occasion.
This isn’t a dream. Here at the Painted Table, we transform extraordinary culinary adventures into reality. We painted outside the lines with event planning that visited the realm of the unexpected for our “Dinner in the Water,” in collaboration with Fresno’s Underground Supper Series, for our June 10th event.
Experimental menus paired with exquisite cocktails are the signature of Underground Suppers. From delicate appetizers, that included strawberry and ricotta crostata and fried smelt served with a fine ginger-seasoned dipping sauce, to a refreshingly spicy cucumber and coconut salad, our 40 guests were poised for the main entrée: braised short ribs brushed with fig and apricot glaze. The dessert teased tongues with a bounty of flavors and textures: our guests delighted in velvety lime curd served with pickled green apple 3 ways, sesame crumble, candied ginger, and sorrel.
Only the finest team of event pros can produce such a successful escape. The Modernist astutely created a specially crafted cocktail to pair with our menu. Beautiful flowers by Botanique Floral Artistry adorned our long table covered with crisp linens from The Linen Shoppe. Our guests sat under hanging golden lights strung by Light Up The Walls, and DC Photography Studios captured the entire event.
This kind of fantastical culinary getaway is what we’re known for at The Painted Table. Impeccable event planning and execution is in our wheelhouse. What’s your vision for your upcoming event? From an intimate dinner party to a big blowout celebration, we’re here to make your vision come to life. Contact our in-house event design team at (559) 443-7199.
Produced in partnership with The Painted Table.
Bio shared from Amy Jaye at Fresno's Underground Suppers:
I’m a Midwestern gal originally from the Windy City who grew up in a large family filled with exemplary hostesses. Always wanting to be in the thick of things, at the age of five I learned to play tambourine on “Jeremiah was a Bullfrog” for the band that performed at every family wedding. It was a sure gig at least three times a summer and cemented my love for events that bring people together.
I’ve spent more than twenty years planning festivals, conventions, and meetings in the entertainment, software, and hospitality industries, all the while helping friends and family organize the special moments of their lives. I’ve always loved to experience things in new and clever ways, so when it was time to carve my own path in the events industry, I chose to produce events that create community through food and travel experiences. The result is Fresno’s Underground Suppers and Bird and Stone Collective.
You might call me a traditionalist with a twist; I would say I am the original Mini Cooper updated with the new technology of today. Like a traveler from a bygone era, I dress up when I get on an airplane and check my suitcase, rather than put everything in the overhead bin. But my carry-on is filled with the latest gadgets to keep me busy and a pair of comfy socks so I can ditch my shoes. Who takes tea with cream (not milk) and espresso black, but also loves trying new flavors of kombucha and unusual craft cocktails? That’s me. And even though I love fancy food like caviar and oysters for a special occasion, there is nothing as tasty as Chicago deep dish pizza. Well, maybe cupcakes. Or a hot dog eaten in the bleachers at Wrigley Field.
Don’t miss out on our 2021 events! Reserve your seats at these upcoming Fresno’s Underground Supper Club Events:
April 14 or 15, 2021
May 8-9, 2021
June 9 or 10, 2021
July 14, 2021
August 11 or 12, 2021
September 22 or 23, 2021
October 27 or 28, 2021
November 17 or 18, 2021
December 31, 2021
Subscribe to become a member & receive invitations to upcoming Fresno's Underground Suppers events! Click here to sign up today.
Your solution to wedding romance may take on a creative new twist—It’s a sign of the times. Gone are the days when your wedding celebration must follow tradition.
• Pull out all the stops with a micro wedding or minimony ceremony of commitment with your closest friends and loved ones in attendance
• Spring a pop-up wedding as a surprise adventure for your guests at a fanciful, chic location
• Go big for your sequel wedding, the wedding you’ve always dreamed of, with all your friends and relatives as guests, after the pandemic is behind us
• Get the ball rolling with an engagement party soiree to announce your betrothal and wedding plans
Even if you are keeping it safe at home and doing the backyard wedding thing, The Painted Table Catering Service is at your service. We’re following the signs of the times, too, with our updated regimen of meticulous food preparation coupled with a nod to the most current CDC guidelines.
You’ll find that our staff, and the staff at our preferred venues, takes your safety seriously, too. For wedding celebrations of every shape and size, we only recommend the best venues in the Central Valley!
The newest venues to join our family of recommended locations include Evanelle Vineyards, a short ten-minute drive northeast of Fresno that will transport you to historic Tuscany without the need to board a plane. Tie the knot in their countryside ceremony area, toast with cocktails on the patio, and then stroll through storybook antique barn doors into a modern reception space that accommodates as many of 450 guests. Evanelle Vineyards is open to host weddings in 2021. Book a tour now to see historic Italy in the Central Valley for yourself. Rely on our expert chefs to match the cuisine to fulfill your old world Italian fantasy.
Also, brand new and taking wedding reservations is The Hills at L&D Ranch, nestled in the picturesque rolling foothills on route to Yosemite in Madera County. Surrounded by manicured lawns and oaks, follow the tree-lined path that leads to the top of the hill, where an expansive view of the Sierras frames the altar. Any number of chairs can be added to suit your number of guests. Or choose to invite your guests to the amphitheater seating built right into the hillside alongside the patio. The modern, California-style reception edifice provides an indoor option. Think of The Hills at L&D Ranch as the perfect canvas for your wedding theme—Decorate to your heart’s content with the award-winning Painted Table total event design team by your side.
What do you envision for the creative celebrations of your nuptials?
View our recommendations of top-of-the-line Central Valley preferred wedding vendors:
• Treat your guests to a shady, outdoor setting with an adjoining rustic reception space at Historic Seven Sycamores in Ivanhoe, Redwood Ranch in Three Rivers, or Paradise Springs and Panoche Creek River Ranch conveniently located in Fresno.
• Take advantage of the barn at River Center at San Joaquin River Parkway, or the Peerless Building, to embellish with color schemes and textures that match your wildest wedding dreams. Our catering team completes the picture, dressed to fit the style of your theme, creating a stunning visual presentation of your unique menu items, and arranging for musicians and entertainers to fit right in.
• Or think outside-of-the-box. Have you imagined getting married inside the Fresno Art Museum, where the finest works in Fresno form the backdrop to your special day? Or how about surrounded by the stone masonry and graceful courtyards at the historic Forestiere Underground Gardens?
The Painted Table Catering specialists work closely with each of our venue partners to ensure everything—the visual, musical, and of course, culinary details—are executed far beyond your expectations. Are you wondering where to start? Let our dream team help you choose the quintessential venue and menu to satisfy your unique tastes. We’re open and ready to serve you for wedding celebrations to fit the sign of the times. Contact us at 559-443-7199.
We are excited to share our menu for The Painted Table's Meals To Go! We ask that you order by noon, 48-hours in advance. Meals are delivered ready to reheat! Our special pricing is effective through April 3, 2020.
Call us at (559) 443-7199 to learn more and place your order!
Many clients have had questions regarding COVID-19, and events at The Painted Table properties. We wanted to reach out to provide you with some important health and safety information regarding these events.