Chef Vitaly Paley (of Paley's Place, Imperial and Portland Penny Diner) returns to his Russian roots every month with his DaNet pop-ups at the Portland Penny Diner. But starting this Friday, Dec. 5, he's adding a twist.
After diners get their fill of the multi-course meal of traditional Russian dishes, they can dance it all off at KlybDaNet a Russian-inspired dance party following the dinner. It's like an after-party, but it's open to anyone 21 and older, and the festivities start at 10 p.m.
DJs — in this case Imperial's new bar manager Tony Gurdian (aka DJ Expensive Taste) — will play Slavic hip-hop and dance music. To eat, there's a menu of zakuski (Russian snacks) from that night's DaNet menu, that you can pair with Russian-inspired cocktails on tap, or shots from the vodka ice luge.