A lot can happen in one night. That’s the motto of the One Night Only Project, a monthly dinner series and private event service, which strives to create a once in a lifetime dinner party—new chef, new menu, new attitude. Each event is another chance for us to orchestrate the magic that happens between a chef and a booze expert (wine and beer dinners are what we do best) in anticipation of a memorable evening, whether it’s an exclusive invitation, special occasion or intimate dinner for a small group of friends. Our job is to make sure you are part of an experience that is unique and never repeated. Be sure to check out our new video.

“And if nothing is repeated in the same way,
all things are last things.”
– Poet Antonio Porchia



Naka Sneak Preview

June 12    |    1449 E. Pine St.    |    Seattle

Be the first to check out Capitol Hill’s newest restaurant, Naka, before it opens to the public!

Housed in the former Le Zinc space on the corner of 15th and Pine, Naka will specialize in kaiseki, or multi-course Japanese dinners; a progression of seasonal, contemporary plates. Naka’s young chef/owner Shota Nakajima hails from Sushi Kappo Tamura, where his innovation and artful dishes wowed customers.

On June 12th, Nakajima teams up with Wine Director Jason Lock (formerly of Miller’s Guild) to serve dinner for the first time at Naka, before the paint has even dried.

Tickets are $100 and include food, wine and gratuity.

Only 30 tickets available.

We look forward to seeing you at the table!

The ONO Team

*This is a 21+ event.

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“One Night in Tunisia” with Rachel Yang

June 20    |    Medina, WA*    |    Seattle

In the first of a summer dinner series highlighting female chefs and winemakers, acclaimed chef Rachel Yang (Joule, Revel, and Trove) prepares a Tunisian-inspired eight-course feast.

In addition, a trio of Washington winemakers will make sure libations flow at this meal: Kristen Scheelar of Goose Ridge, Angela Jacobs of WineGirl Wines, and Leah Waaramaki of Whidbey Island Winery.

Tickets are $150 and include food, wine and gratuity.

*Since the dinner is being held in a private home, the address will be given to attendees in a separate email once tickets are purchased.

We look forward to seeing you at the table!

The ONO Team

*This is a 21+ event.

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In addition to our monthly
dinners, One Night Only would
be thrilled to work with you on
your next special event.
Whether you’re looking for a
new twist on a company
meeting, a corporate event that
will blow your clients away, or
you simply want to throw a
private party without the
hassle, we will help you plan a
get together like no other!

We can easily accommodate 50
people for a sit-down dinner or
upwards of 100 for a standing
cocktail reception. Please
contact us for pricing.


We take care of all the specifics:

Custom-tailored tablescapes
Open commercial kitchen
Champagne reception
Coffee service
Clean-up crew

Next time you want to host
an event of any kind, relax.
We have it covered.


We are two friends living in Seattle who have spent years in the restaurant industry. In 2012, we decided to use our connections for good and construct fun dinner parties with great people, music, energy and, of course, food. Our secret weapon? Chefs who design special menus for us that are literally available for one night only. Whether a chef comes out of retirement, cooks outside of their comfort zone, or previews a menu of a hotly-anticipated new restaurant, we work with them to create an evening you won’t soon forget.


Julien has spent the better part of two decades discovering Seattle through its many restaurants and bars. A drop-out of the Seattle Art Institute’s Baking and Pastry program, Julien began her food media career as the restaurant reporter for KOMO Newsradio, followed by Seattle Weekly columnist, Seattle Business Magazine food editor, Q13 food correspondent, Eater Seattle editor, and most recently, food and dining editor for Seattle Magazine. Somewhere in between she owned an espresso catering business for what seemed like an eternity. She currently lives on Capitol Hill, which serves her well with its vibrant dining scene.


Melissa has been involved in some aspect of the restaurant industry for the past 20 years (ouch!), most recently specializing in restaurant and wine marketing. She has a passion for the local food and wine scene and is an alumni of the Seattle Culinary Academy. Melissa has owned her own catering businesses, been an event manager, bartended, and worked as a culinary gardener at the esteemed Herbfarm in Woodinville. She lives in Ballard with her husband and baby daughter and her snorting Frenchton Prunella. She is also perhaps the nicest person you will ever meet. With that said, she will not think twice about tackling you to get to the last bottle of rosé.

“To me, life without veal stock, pork fat, sausage,
organ meat, demi-glace, or even stinky cheese
is a life not worth living.”
– Anthony Bourdain



Want to hear about our upcoming dinner parties? Interested in a private event? We'd love to chat!


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