One of my favorite things to do on the weekends is host supperclub for my friends. But I also have a love for theatre, wine, and weird conceptual thinking. How would I bridge all my loves?

Every couple of months, I invite 6 friends over to a themed dinner. It's a 3-4 coursed dinner centered around a theme with drink pairings. Last time, I did "contrast". This time, I designed a menu only using emojis on printed vellum paper. After dinner, I gave guests the second sheet that explained everything they were eating and what drink was paired with it. Here's the menu below: 

black + white

black sesame chip |  scallop sea bass ceviche
drink: pomegranate blood orange spritzer

bitter + savory

arugula walnut pesto gnocchi |  sous vide braised short rib
drink: orange juice and paprika with herbs

spicy + sweet

chocolate chili budino
drink: decaf espresso