I started this blog a year ago, and fairly soon after, I met fellow food blogger Rosie of A Little Lusciousness at a chocolate baking class. We bumped into each other at a few events after that and I learned more about the amazing supper club which she runs, also named A Little Lusciousness. She’s the top rated chef on Grub Club, the leading website that allows you to book tickets for supper clubs and is in the midst of writing her own cookbook inspired by the seasons and surroundings.
I’d been wanting to go along to one of her acclaimed supper clubs for so long, and finally had the opportunity to go on Valentine’s weekend with Tim. We’d had a few bad experiences going to big restaurants in London on Valentine’s Day so this seemed like the perfect alternative, plus it was a chance for Tim to pop his supper club cherry 😉
It was hosted in a gorgeous little cafe/restaurant in West London, and we were just salivating over the menu:
Sparkling welcome cocktail made with Sipsmith gin
Seared mackerel with blood orange and rhubarb, pickled leeks, homemade bread and whipped butter
Duck breast, cauliflower puree, radicchio and savoy cabbage, pomegranate carrots, blood orange sauce
Rum soaked blood orange and almond cake, rhubarb ice cream
British cheeseboard with homemade biscuits and chutney
Spiced chocolate truffles with Teapigs tea or coffee
Unfortunately my camera and I are just not seeing eye to eye at the moment, so annoyingly the photos don’t really do the food justice – it was all incredible and the flavours worked so brilliantly. I really liked how certain ingredients such as the blood orange and rhubarb were used across different courses, as it gave a nice theme to the meal, while being able to enjoy those ingredients cooked in different ways.
These events are BYO, so we took along a bottle of red and white, the latter of which was placed in the fridge until we were ready to drink it.
Supper clubs are a great opportunity to meet new people, and we happened to be sitting with some lovely couples. Two of them had been given Grub Club vouchers for Christmas, something that I didn’t even know existed, so I’d highly recommend buying them as gifts for friends and family. It makes a really unique present and the recipient will be sure to have a great experience.
If you’d like to visit Rosie’s supper club (and you absolutely should!), these are her upcoming dates (that haven’t sold out yet – she’s a popular lady!):
A big thank you to Rosie for such wonderful cooking and hosting – it was a superb evening!