Here is what previous guests have said about our Art of Dining experience:

"This is THE most exquisite dining experience you will ever have! Take it from someone who has experienced delectable dishes from Byron and Philippe. Every bite is a delight. Not only that - there is something transcendent in the experience. My family and I could feel their love pouring out through every single morsel. The setting was heavenly. It's private and perfectly intimate. I'm telling you this will stay in my memory banks for the rest of my life!
I'm putting the world on notice -- If there is anyone you want to express your love to - do it through Underground Dining At Naglee Park. Unforgettable!
-  Rosalind Corbett

"Our Underground Dining experience was everything Philippe and Byron intended:  \"...an evening of culinary joy shared in a magical setting.\"  Magic:  subtle lighting accentuated by perfectly placed candles and lanterns, exquisite place settings, classy music, fascinating and friendly dining companions, and European-style artful and refined service.  Culinary joy:  Every mouthful of every course was transcendent, simply delicious and revelatory;  it was as if the special flavor of each ingredient was somehow distilled toits pure essence.  All in all, Philippe and Byron gave us all an evening marked by elegance without a hint of pretentiousness.  It was really fun!  Underground Dining is a unique gift which I now want to share with every friend in my life!"- Emily O'Connell

Everyone had such a wonderful time and the food and your house were amazing. We will definitely do it again, and now all of our friends, book club, etc., want to join in as well. Thanks again for such a spectacular evening and we will definitely be booking a night again soon. - Luke Farley

Vinnie and I want to thank you so much for the lovely dinner on Saturday. It was an exquisite experience. The food, the presentation, the wine, the outdoor setting - all were superb.  You are perfect gentlemen and hosts. Our congratulations and heartfelt thanks to you both. - Edith and Vinnie (from Boston)

You know that we had an absolutely fantastic magical evening.  We as well as all of our friends were completely blown away  at the level of attentiveness and the quality of the food.  Not to mention the level of presentation and artistry of every single course.  We are already planning our next night with you, the problem we have is being limited to only 10 people. I guess we'll just have to book 2 or three nights.  Thank you again for making this an incredible night will never forget. - Sheldon and Dy Perry

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I cannot thank YOU enough.    Marianne and I travel a lot, and have been around “the best of the best” many times.    But that dinner… the ambiance.. the service… the camaraderie… was truly magical, and just plain the best food I have ever had.      Thank YOU!!! - Carl Salas

Byron & Philippe,  So, yes I was expecting wonderful but I got over the top, unbelievable, most likely the best meal I've ever had.  Ah and the delightful service. - Georgie Huff

OMG that was the BEST food I have EVER tasted, you guys..... seriously. It was not only a spectacular group of people, it was a spectacular menu. I am so impressed that I know people who are so talented!
I am so happy to recommend you - already have, in fact. - Erica Ainsbury

Thank you for another exceptional evening. It isn't often that experiences exceed expectations, but this was the case. And my expectations were pretty high, because we had such a great dinner and time in December with you.
I'm still enjoying the memory of the fresh, fresh, salmon over home-made fettucini with sweet onion sauce. Wow. And the lamb was gorgeous in every way. It turns out the wine we brought paired perfectly with it.
I feel a little guilty (but I get over it!) over how hard you both are working, so I especially enjoy the end of the evening when I get a chance to share a glass of wine with you and share your satisfaction of pulling off another magical evening - Penny Bayless

An exquisite and unique experience!!.... just like being transported to a fabulous French/Swiss milieu, yet in the heart of downtown San Jose!  Philippe and Byron---beyond compare! (as were our dinner companions!) ..and the food indescribably delicious!!! - Jan Seigel

What a delightful evening we had at Underground Dining at Naglee Park last Saturday night. Everything was perfect! Philippe was the quintessential footman just like out of Downton Abbey, the service was exquisite, the ambience was romantic inviting , warm with a touch of whimsy and the table settings were so elegant. It was like opening a fabulous present and each wrapping surpassed the last! The food was delicious , delicate , with so many flavors and textures and each and every course was a "wow!". Byron is an outstanding chef ...please never leave Naglee Park! It was so much fun to meet new people and great to see some familiar faces and we had such a laugh.. Patrick and I had a fabulous time and can't wait to come to the next one and invite some of our special friends to share in the whole experience. - Maggie Maclean

The evening was magical! We felt so well taken care of from the moment we walked in the door to the glow of candles and through swoon-worthy course after course. Thank you so much for sharing your passion. - Penny Bayless

Marni and I had a wonderful time last night. The food was amazing, the service fabulous, the atmosphere sublime, and the guests were interesting. A very enjoyable evening of spirited conversation, lots of excellent wine (all brought by the guests), perfectly paced dinner, executed flawlessly. We can't wait to do it again! Highly recommended! - Steve Grant

Steve and I ate there on December 3, and the entire experience was wonderful from start to finish.  Just walking up the walkway to the house set the tone--there were candles outdoors as well as in, and the atmosphere in every room was festive and celebratory. The table was gorgeous.  Everything from flowers on the table to huge wonderful soft linen napkins was perfect.  I am kicking myself for not taking a photo, it really was beautiful. The meal itself was also amazing.  Not only was it perfectly cooked, but the presentation for each dish was visually stunning.  Some of the recipes were so inventive that I was just delighted just to have a chance to taste them.  It seemed like the courses just kept coming.  Even the coffee was fabulous! This was definitely not a restaurant meal.  It was much more personable and comfortable.  The menu was set so each course would simply arrive as if by magic.  Nothing was hurried or rushed.  Byron is a great chef and Philippe is a gracious host and server.  It felt like we were eating at a private club that was catering to every one of our needs. One of the nicest things was that the room was quiet and conversations never flagged.  Not everyone knew everyone else at the beginning of the meal, but by the end we did.  Sometimes there were multiple conversations going on, and at other times the whole table was in sync.  The evening was a delicious success and very special.  I recommend it highly if these comments are at all of interest to you.- Marni Kamzan

"Our Underground Dining experience was everything Philippe and Byron intended:  \"...an evening of culinary joy shared in a magical setting.\"  Magic:  subtle lighting accentuated by perfectly placed candles and lanterns, exquisite place settings, classy music, fascinating and friendly dining companions, and European-style artful and refined service.  Culinary joy:  Every mouthful of every course was transcendent, simply delicious and revelatory;  it was as if the special flavor of each ingredient was somehow distilled toits pure essence.  All in all, Philippe and Byron gave us all an evening marked by elegance without a hint of pretentiousness.  It was really fun!  Underground Dining is a unique gift which I now want to share with every friend in my life!"- Emily O'Connell

"How fortunate my husband, Gary, and I were to be among the first 10 to claim a spot in the Underground Dining's first official dinner! The entire evening was a glorious celebration of the senses and our spirits. Every morsel of food was perfection and beyond every expectation I had from reading the menu. Byron and Philippe's home was a magical, warm, candlelit sanctuary that welcomed us from our first step across the threshold. Although Philippe let us in the door and presented us with a champagne glass, he was there as our very attentive server, not as our host. It fell to the other guests and us to navigate our way through introductions and pleasantries in those early moments, to the jovial camaraderie that rocked the dining room with laughter by the end of the evening, when Byron and Philippe took off their chef's apron and serving towel and sat down with us as friends. Until then they were very clear in their roles as chef and server, and succeeded in creating the most unique and exhilarating dining experience we have ever had. It is our hope that Byron and Philippe are able to expand these dinners to perhaps one a week. This is an experience to be shared, even though the temptation is to horde! Thank you Byron and Philippe for an unforgettable dining adventure!" - Christine Wait

"If you are lucky enough to get a seat at an upcoming dinner at Byron and Philippe’s unique Underground Dining at Naglee Park event, you will be amazed.  Linda and I joined eight others last night for an extraordinary meal that had us comparing the food and the ambience to the most memorable meals we have ever had anywhere in the world. Byron is a creative and masterful chef and Philippe makes serving ten people look effortless.  Their home is warm and a treat for the eyes, with interesting art and collectibles on every wall.  Our dinner companions, just eight others who responded quickly enough to the invitation were a lively and friendly group and helped to make the evening so successful. The event will clearly become a Naglee Park tradition! - Stephen Eckstone

"We feel truly blessed to have been a part of this incredible event, and we are waiting very impatiently for our next opportunity to dine at Underground Dining. Incredible food, enchanting atmosphere, impeccable service and delightful company made this an unforgettable experience that we plan to repeat as often as we can!" - Henry Bishop

"What an amazing experience! Both Byron and Philippe were extraordinarily gracious hosts. And the food was out of this world! 5 + Stars! Every detail was perfect and spending time with them at the end was a treat! I can't wait to return!"- Karin Crosby

"This is THE most exquisite dining experience you will ever have! Take it from someone who has experienced delectable dishes from Byron and Philippe. Every bite is a delight. Not only that - there is something transcendent in the experience. My family and I could feel their love pouring out through every single morsel. The setting was heavenly. It's private and perfectly intimate. I'm telling you this will stay in my memory banks for the rest of my life!
I'm putting the world on notice -- If there is anyone you want to express your love to - do it through Underground Dining At Naglee Park. Unforgettable!
-  Rosalind Corbett


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