An Invitation from Stanford/Austin

Both evenings of the Ivy Plus Holiday Party are now sold out.  

If you are interested in attending but have not yet purchased a ticket, please email with the number of tickets you wish to purchase.  You will be added to a waitlist and, more importantly, if there is solid demand for 20 more tickets, the Stanford Club can purchase one final additional block of 20 seats, so your feedback is very meaningful.  

The December 10th Ivy Plus Holiday Party remains sold out, so, to address the exceptional demand for more seats, we've booked a second evening for the Holiday Party on Tuesday, December 9th­ — still run by Dinner Lab, same chef, same menu, same venue, same time, just one day earlier. Tickets for the Tuesday night party may be purchased at:

Non-Stanford alumni will need to create a Guest Account.  After clicking on Register in the above link, please select "Sign-Up Now" then "Guest."

Tues, December 9, 2014

07:00PM - 10:00PM

Mexic-Arte Museum

419 Congress Ave, Austin TX 78701

Price: $50 early bird; $60 regular; $75 late; $85 at the door

Contact: Mr. Chester Shiu, BS '05, MS '06 at

Stanford/Austin is excited to present a second evening to accommodate the demand for this year’s Austin Ivy Plus Holiday Party. We’ve partnered with Dinner Lab to stage an exclusive 4 course Oaxacan-themed tasting menu at the Mexic-Arte Museum downtown. Dinner Lab is a private supper club that unites undiscovered chefs with adventurous diners looking for something different. You can read what the press is saying about Dinner Lab in the Austin ChronicleNew York TimesNew YorkerForbes, and Tech Crunch.  If there's enough interest, we'll also organize something afterwards at a nearby lounge or bar.



Normally Dinner Lab events cost $60+ and require a $100 annual membership fee, while privately catered events like this one cost upwards of $100 per person. So we are very pleased to announce that early bird tickets will be $50 starting October 23rd until sold out, regular tickets will be $60 until sold out or we reach November 26th, and late tickets will be $75 thereafter until December 9th. These prices include beer and wine as well as an opening cocktail. For those of you who have been waiting to try Dinner Lab but are stuck on the waiting list (Austin memberships are sold out), this is a great opportunity! There are only 100 tickets available, so please purchase your tickets early!

We're still working with the chef to refine the courses, but this is the tenative menu:

Original Cocktail - Sombra Mezcal | hibiscus syrup | lime | green apple

Course 1 - Appeitizer Platter: Chicharrones (fried wheat wheels) | Chapulines (grasshopper)  | Others to be determined

Course 2 - Tlayuda (like "Mexican Pizza"): black bean | huitlacoche | portobello | white truffle oil | queso oaxaqueño | pickled onion | micro cilantro

Course 3 - Costillas de puerco (stewed pork ribs) with mole coloradito | crispy white rice | nopales asados | pickled red cabbage | chiccharon | epazote

Course 4 - Nicuatole (sweet corn custard): prickly pear | hierbabuena | marigold | xocolatl (spicy chocolate sauce)