Never mind Pancake Day today, I need ya’ll to get your Easter heads on – I know…. SORRY!!!! We had the most fantastic Valentine’s supper club, it’s lovely to welcome back previous guests (now friends!) and great to meet new foodies daring to try something different. As I said on our mailing list email, so many of you returning for a second and even third event makes us truly feel like we’re doing something right! D’you know what’s brilliant? When new guests arrive at the door and are a little nervous at first. We can see those looks of “I know we’ve booked & paid for this but what the heck are we doing here?”…. which pretty soon turn into smiles, and then relaxation on the realisation it wasn’t all a huge mistake. Phewf!!
The room was buzzing with both food love and Prosecco love, that’s for sure. Not only couples but groups of pals and a couple of singles, which made my night! That people are brave enough to come out on their own to someone’s home for a supper club just rocks my world. It’s ace. Claire and I are actually launching a new night called Social Scoffing which is perfect for those of us who don’t always have a foodie mate to rely on (June 6th and October 10th if you want to save the dates). They’ll be listed on Eventbrite soon.
The crab ravioli starter looked completely delicious and I think everyone enjoyed it, however as I was the ejjit stood outside IN FEBRUARY chargrilling all the seafood and veg, I’ll have to take your words for it 😉 With poor Mr M still recovering from his leg operation (tibial osteotomy FYI), yours truly was on grill duty and will be eternally grateful for no rain that night. There are zero photos of me shivering and flipping so clearly it didn’t really happen. My extremities knew it happened. Bit of me were blue. Actually, I think you probably can guess that I secretly loved every minute of it, though will put WAY more charcoal on next time. You live and learn.
The seafood platter was my idea of heaven, it’s a good job I wasn’t a guest as no-one else on my table would’ve got a look in! Fast with a fork me, where prawns are concerned.
Claire’s slow and lovingly cooked brisket was a wow course, accompanied by crunchy broccoli and charred chicory. And my god, how our guests ate all that they did and then still managed to pack away a triple pudding course will remain a mystery to me forever. Claire is a total marvel with her moreish sauces and that sticky toffee drizzle, well, just put it in a pint pot please.
Kudos to Cat and Cheryl for serving skills and juggling so many courses / plates / glasses in field kitchen conditions. Seriously could not have done it without them. So what’s next at Moregeous HQ?
Well, are you ready for this….
EASTER MONDAY 2 – 7PM: ARGENTINIAN ASADO MANCHESTER STYLE
WHOLE TEXEL LAMB COOKED ON AN ASADO OVER A WOOD FIRE
SALMON SIDES FOR PESCATARIANS
CHIMICHURRI, ROASTED SWEET & BAKED POTATOES, SALADS, FLATBREAD
CHOCOLATE TABLE. WELCOME DRINK. THEN BYO.
Full details and blog post next week, but some of you are keen to book so there’s the link. It’s going to be AMAZING!!