UK: Pistachio & Pickle Supper Club
While in London, I was excited to try two supper clubs. They’re quite popular there (as they are in LA). After eating at pop-ups, Michelin-starred chef revamped menus at a local pub, offerings from Borough Market, proper Pub lunch, real English fish and chips, afternoon tea, super new restaurants, curry, blogger favorites and assorted random restaurants, it was nice to have a home-cooked meal.
The day after St. Patty’s, we headed east to Pistachio & Pickles supper club. The menu was St. Patty’s themed and we started off with a tiny Guinness glass of soup with a lovely foam. It was called “a hint of the black stuff.”
Then we were dazzled by this Irish breakfast plate. The shamrock-shaped potato farl was topped with a poached duck egg, bacon and black pudding was crumbled on top. The whole thing came together once I broke the yolk. I was slightly embarrassed that I polished my plate but then I realized everyone else was doing the same.
The fish course were scallops with a green shamrock shape piped in surrounded by a bounty of clams. Being a seafood lover, I ate it all. The scallops were perfectly cooked.
The Irish stew was made with lamb steak, lamb neck and onions. It was served with a savory potato and carrot confit.I almost wished there was more confit!
After enjoying three cheeses from Ireland and homemade chutney, we were given a charming dessert. The homemade chocolate ice cream went well with the black currant jelly. Loved the plating for this.
Our hosts, Matt and Steve are wonderful. I enjoyed eating surrounded by their family, dog and new friends. I also thought it was very cool we got a gift bag to go. I gobbled the pistachio macaron before I could take a picture of it.
If you’re in London or planning a visit, I highly recommend going to a supper club to get away from restaurant dining. I wish I was in town for their next dinner on April 15 which is a Greek theme. Oppa!