This post is a plug for a friend of mine. He did not ask me to do it. I'm just such a believer in this local chef that I wanted to spread the word.
Randy Rucker is an energetic young chef, and one of the best in the city. He has worked in some of Houston's finest restuarants. And he was the chef/owner of laidback manor. Back before I knew him, in January 2006, I wrote a post about his restaurant called, "laidback manor throws a grenade on the plate."
His current venture is a private dining service called Tenacity. Randy describes the service here and gives a sample menu here. His website, feeding curiosity, is filled with photos of his creations.
The basic idea is that Randy will bring his magic to your house for a dinner for you and your friends. He has excellent sources for ingredients, and some mind-blowing techniques.
The contact information for Tenacity is on b4-u-eat.