I wish I had the time to write as prolifically as some other supper club ‘owners ‘ do. I didn’t think it was important to put up lots of photos etc. etc. prior to a supper evening but I think I will have to try harder to to give our diners an idea of what we will serve them. It does not make the food any better because the dishes are not invented but are cooked as I learnt from Beje and I have cooked them for the last 35 years.
When I got married in 1974 the highlight of a ‘new wife’ was to have a dinner party ( ‘ Abigail’s Party’ – a little later but the concept is the same!) My favourite was French food and I still think that I can cook a respectable ‘Boeuf Bourguignon’ and ‘Coq au Vin’. Very many holidays in France and many friends from France coming to visit us were probably the reason for this!. However, now and then I thought I would surprise them and cook my Punjabi food and wait for the reaction! !
30 years later all my friends expect to eat my home cooked Punjabi food and 99% of the time they seem to be disappointed if I want to serve anything else. I only do it if I want to try something different because I love cooking and am always trying something new.
My helpers in this task, I hope will be ‘ Chris and Dave’ – our guests who have been to all our supper clubs . They love Indian food and are so knowledgable about it and are happy to tell me what they enjoy. We look forward to seeing them and all our other guests for our Charity event on the 27th Feb.