The “experience economy” is on the rise. This is the idea that people would rather spend money on experiences than items — and it’s had a big impact on the restaurant industry. More and more private dining programs are beginning to offer experience-driven dining as a way to stand out. These restaurants are giving private dining clients more than just a top-notch dinner — they’re offering an unforgettable experience too.
Whether it’s enjoying a meal on actual farmland or trying to solve a “murder” over dinner, experiential dining is taking the idea of a dinner party to the next level. Here are just a few things our guide delves into:
- Some of the creative concepts that businesses are using to enhance their offerings
- Q&As with a few restaurant pros about giving guests a unique perspective when it comes to private dining
- How other venues can use these ideas to set themselves apart from the competition