Supper clubs are gaining popularity among foodies in Nashville, Tenn., including vegans. Esoteric Vegan, a 100-percent vegan club organized by chef Shalene France Gray, meets once every three months and always includes a little something extra, such as a brass band or dance group. Gray does not plan on opening a restaurant one day, but says of the club, “I was trying to figure out a way to fulfill [the desire to cook], and give Nashville another [veg] option.” The club recently hosted a Mardi Gras dinner, which included jambalaya with collard slaw and King Cakes.
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