After a decade away -- eight in New York running the student travel company, Walking Tree Travel, that he'd founded with two fellow East High alums, then another two running the company from on the road -- Paul Laurie returned to Denver last September. While he continues to serve as the director of Walking Tree, he's also founded Silver Spork Social, an underground supper club that held its third event at a secret LoDo loft location on Thursday, March 20, when chef Danny Schuman from the Four Seasons made the meal, and Kevin Deming of Old Major mixed the drinks. Photographer Danielle Lirette was there to document all the delicious action; keep reading for a taste.
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