Somewhere between Brockley and New Cross, Julie & her friend Sophie, run the Eat Meet Supper club. I had read about their supper club through other blogs after doing some research on the area. After emailing them directly to find out more, so I was over the moon to get a reply that there was an event coming up.
Excited for over evening adventure we headed over, wine in hand. However we found we had to do a couple of circles round the block as the excitement had got us there a little earlier than expected. On arrival (still 10 minutes early!) Julie and Sophie welcomed us straight into their kitchen and a cocktail of Rose syrup, Rhubarb and rosemary gin martinis. By the time they welcomed the remaining guests into the garden with a background music of 'screeching women' (Julie's words not mine) we were sailing onto our second delicious yet rather feisty cocktail!
Introductions were made with all the other guests whilst taking the few remaining rays of what sunshine there was, in the lovely back garden. I was interested to find out that none of the other guests had ever been to a supper club but they'd also heard good reviews about Sophie and Julie which had lead them there. Once the cocktails were finished, Julie guided us into the front room which had been turned into our dinning room for the evening.
The first course was green gazpacho chilled soup. A refreshing blend of cucumber, celery, herbs and cream topped with smokey sourdough croutons. The flavours were light and delicate, I really enjoyed this soup it was delicious. And the addition of the croutons were amazing! I love sourdough and these were the best croutons I ever had.
Next was a 'South-Eastern' fried buttermilk chicken served with a citrus slaw and green salad.
The salads were served in bowls on the table and the fried chicken portions arrived on a large chunky wooden board.
Dessert was rhubarb jellies with homemade royal jelly, honey, rosemary and greek yogurt ice cream. Sounds amazing, except I do have a bit of phobia of jelly and ice cream since I was a kid. Love both just not together, it's something to do with textures.
However I overcame this by eating it in layers. The ice cream was light and fresh not too sweet and then the jelly had a lovely texture from the rhubarb. Both were good however I personally wouldn't jump to have it again purely on the fact I was concentrating so much on the fact I was eating jelly and ice cream together. I just don't think the textures go together.
It was at this point that I stopped taking photos, sorry about that. However Julie popped some photos of the pudding on the Supperclub's Facebook page - Here
The evening then finished with a selection of cheeses served with homemade fruit bread. Which I've never had had with cheese before and it works really well. A bit like having the chutney already in the bread.
Julie and Sophie were an excellent hosts, sitting down with us to chat after the plates had been cleared away. After a coffee and a couple more glasses it was time to head on home.
I'd highly recommend you to go to EAT MEET, Sophie and Julie are just so much fun and the food is really tasty! I myself have my eyes peeled for when the next one is. Just make sure you have some paracetamol for the next morning! ;)