Aboard the L train leaving Manhattan two Sundays ago, a six-course meal was underway. A luxury menu offered guests caviar, foie gras and fillet mignon, and for dessert, a pyramid of chocolate panna cotta, dusted with gold leaf. The event was the product of several supper clubs including A Razor, A Shiny Knife and Studiofeast, who orchestrated the timing of plates to perfection by preparing them in apartments near different train stops.
Tickets were $100, but the money was returned as a gesture of good-will. An transit official commented that trains were for riding, not for holding parties. Alcohol was not served aboard the trains.