About six months ago at a friend’s dinner party, we learned of the uber cool “Supper Club” style of dining. An international phenomena that has been happening in the US and Europe for at least a few decades. The quickest description is “pop-up restaurant” but that doesn’t really say anywhere near enough. The more modern versions are considered “underground restaurants.” Ummm…cool alert!
So when asked by a wine loving friend to join him, his wife plus a bunch of strangers at the inaugural dinner for “The Gallery Supper Club” At $60pp, we did a little happy dance (tried to keep it sophisticated of course) and said “yes.”
Last night was “the night” – our first supper club. After falling out of a cab onto the kerb (long story), we were ushered into a cave like space with art books and floor rugs, bohemian cushions and candles, plus the all-important deep pink pomegranate cocktail. Hello Morocco! I don’t think we’re supposed to tell you the menu because there’s a bit of “hush-hush” surrounding these events, but let me just say a few words – Morocco; tender, lightly spiced lamb; fragrant preserved lemon; pistachio and beetroot and whole world of wine.
THE WINE was BYO and because we weren’t sure of the menu, we had a guess at the common Moroccan flavours, and took a stab at matching (based on the simple rules) We each (without discussing with the other) brought a floral, fruity, Pinot Gris, ours from New Zealand, Ryn and John’s from the Granite Belt. Both beautiful, individual examples of one of our current favourite styles. We each also brought a red (well, you never know who else is going to drink with you and hey, a girl’s got to feel generous, right?) The Vinteloper Adelo and the Teusner Joshua perfect, perfect, perfect.
Dinner with strangers? Well, yes, yes it was. That was probably one of the most fun parts of the evening. We got to meet other adventurers of the gastronomic type, let our hair down and feel like two of the cool kids.
So, if you hear of a Supper Club like The Gallery Supper Club, say “yes” and go!
Ryn & Cordie xx