Sara Liss and Maude Eaton, Co-founders of Saffron Supper Club
Why they’re Food 50: Their nomadic dinners exploring cuisines and cultures of the Middle East are the most interesting communal dining experiences in town.
Friends and food writers Maude Eaton and Sara Liss (disclosure: Liss freelances for the Herald) bonded several years ago over their affection for Persian cuisine. They took their show on the road three years ago with their roving Saffron Supper Club. Eaton collaborates with local chefs on ingredient-specific menus — their latest one, at Wynwood Yard, was called Open Sesame and featured dishes with the sesame paste tahini — while Liss adds a dose of cultural relevance by way of poetry and other readings for guests.
They’ve hosted meals at Josh’s Deli, Bocce and Paradise Farms, among other locations. No matter where the supper club and its saffron-threaded jeweled rice go, Eaton and Liss always manage to make it feel like you’re in their home.
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