I’m very pleased to tell you I’m hosting a supper club at DVine Cellars for 2 nights only on 26th and 27th April. I’ve been thinking about doing supper clubs for years but never had the courage to take the plunge – until now! Teaming up with DVine Cellars wine bar means it makes sense to theme the events around different cuisines with matching wines, and we’re kicking off with Lebanon.
Regulars here will know that Lebanese cuisine features some of my favourite flavours, and I’ve put together a menu of what I consider to be classic dishes. We’ll kick off with meze, featuring my super smoky baba ganoush and sweet-sour muhammara, a dish I call Fancy Labneh which is a dish of extravagantly garnished strained yoghurt (with confit garlic, tomatoes and other bits), and the fluffiest hummus Beiruti.
After an interlude of tahini drenched wings topped with my own za’atar blend, it’ll be onto the main event: shawarma spiced lamb. Me? Spiced lamb? LOL, etc. It’ll come with lots of accompaniments including Lebanese rice, herby salad, my fermented chilli sauce, pickles including some stellar stuffed baby aubergines and – make sure to bring your breath mints – toum, which is a Lebanese garlic sauce of ferocious intensity that has to be experienced to be believed.
You’ll be stuffed but not too full to appreciate my wobbly, deep-filled custard tart served with rhubarb infused with rosewater followed by a couple of chocolate covered dates which will plug the only remaining holes within your stomach, thus completing my annihilation of your appetite.
Tickets cost £50 which is very good value but wait, there’s more. You’ll also get 4 x 125ml glasses of matched wines from the Beqaa valley in Lebanon! I know. Those wanting more can, of course, purchase that on the evening. It’s a wine bar, so you’re sorted for wine, beer and other bits.
I’m really excited about finally putting my food ‘out there’ and I’d be delighted if you guys can come along. Please see the link to buy tickets below – I’d love to meet you!