Chefs and Restaurants

Chef Q. Ibraheem’s Underground Dinners Embrace Community, Mystery, and More

Liz Grossman

A hush falls over the dining room whenever Chef Q. Ibraheem steps out to introduce a course at her underground dinners. The conversations between strangers quickly stop, phones are set down, and all eyes are on Ibraheem as she sets the scene for the ticketed, six-course dinner about to unfold. “Some things are interactive. I’m going to need your participation,” she tells the small-but-diverse group gathered around a gorgeously set dining room table in a...