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


Rider + KEXP DJ Darek Mazzone

June 9     |    1531 7th Ave    |    Seattle

June is nearly upon us, which means chilled wine and outdoor grilling! And what better way to usher in the sun than 19 floors above Seattle?

Join us Saturday, June 9 at Hotel Theodore for a rare showcasing of The Residence, a gorgeous penthouse atop the newly furbished downtown hotel. With sweeping views of the city below, we’ll enjoy a high-rise cook-out courtesy of Rider chef David Nichols, who will be grilling up a generous menu of your favorite summertime foods showcasing global flavors. Music for the evening will be provided by venerable KEXP DJ Darek Mazzone.

  • The evening begins with a cocktail reception* off the hotel bar at 6p.
  • This dinner is cocktail party-style, not seated, but plenty of tables to sit at.
  • Weather permitting, guests can partake in two separate patios overlooking the city.
  • Tickets are $125 and include food, booze and gratuity.
  • Attire is casual, but feel free to dress up!
  • Valet parking is available
  • If you have any food allergies and/or don’t drink, please let us know: info@onoproject.com

We look forward to seeing you at the dinner 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 former student 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. She now uses her industry savvy in her roles as co-founder of the ONO Project. She is also the author of Seattle Cooks, arriving in the fall of 2018. Julien 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 scene and is an alumni of the Seattle Culinary Academy. Melissa has owned her own catering businesses, bartended, and worked as a culinary gardener at the esteemed Herbfarm in Woodinville. She lives in Ballard with her husband and 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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