LivingSocial launching exclusive food events

October 17, 2011 11:58:23 AM PDT
Online deals site LivingSocial is launching an invitation-only service aimed at food fans, offering experiences such as a visit to a sustainable farm or a meal served in a restaurant's kitchen.

LivingSocial Gourmet's events will be more expensive -- and less common -- than the food-related deals currently available on LivingSocial. There, you might pay $20 to get a voucher good for $40 worth of food at a local pizzeria. The Gourmet deals will be with fine-dining restaurants and other businesses in the food industry and will range from around $100 to $200 per person. The service will also offer group packages.

The service will be available first to select LivingSocial members in Washington, D.C. LivingSocial hopes to offer it in other 10 cities by the end of the year.