Last night saw the launch of the ‘Full As An Egg’ Supper Club and, luckily, I managed to secure a place. Sally, of the ‘Full As An Egg’ food blog, and Tim, Chef/proprietor of Moreish restaurant on Chandos Road have joined forces to share their passion for great food served in an intimate setting. Feeding eight diners at a time in Tim’s beautiful home, on two consecutive nights about once a month, Tim cooks elegant, restaurant-quality fare and Sally is the perfect hostess.
We were treated to a six-course feast, kicking off with a delicious pre-starter of spicy tomato and coconut soup with coconut and cashew sambal in a little espresso cup.
Next up was a perfectly pink and smooth chicken liver parfait topped with a red wine and port jelly and served with pickles and sourdough toast (sourdough made by John Dixon from a 55-year-old rye starter).
The fish course was orange cured salmon with avocado and orange salad, avocado puree and orange dressing. I liked the salmon/orange combination, the salmon had a lovely soft texture, and the orange and fennel in the salad were refreshing and light. I’m not a big fan of avocado but the creaminess went well with the salmon and orange.
For main course we were served roasted duck breast, shallot tatin, pickled cabbage, shallot puree and spiced jus. Every aspect of this dish was delightfully rich, well-executed and well-matched. Devine.
Then we were treated to two desserts! First of which was a mini roasted rhubarb trifle, complete with popping candy on the top, taking us by surprise somewhat.
Lastly, the incredibly rich chocolate mousse with salt caramel and honeycomb arrived in a neat little jar. This was so delicious I couldn’t stop until it was all gone, even though I was very full by this point. The sweet and silky chocolate and saltiness of the caramel worked brilliantly together and the honeycomb gave a welcome crunch.
The suggested donation of £25 was great value for such an elegant menu. The experience was much more like eating at a restaurant even though we were seated in an intimate, domestic dining room, the quality of the food was incredibly good.
Go to Sally’s blog ‘Full As An Egg’, link on blogroll on the right, for details of future events.