This page, instead of being a portal through which to ‘sell’ our nights, will now become a record of what we’ve done. We’ve tweaked our secret-supper-underground-eating-place a bit, whateveryouwannacallit. We now eat with everyone, and everything is charged at the cost price of ingredients.
Sunday 17th January 2010….a rough and ready Sunday lunch
As well as brand new pans, a stack of cookery books, and a machine that makes fancy foams, Father Christmas brought us a rudimentary beer making kit which we set about immediately with glee. The result; a sweet, lovely beer, as plentiful as it is tasty, but which would not be at its best for too much longer. We had about 30 pints left, which the more hedonistic among you may count as an good Saturday night, but we took the civilised route and threw open our doors for lunch.
Homemade, home-laid, veggie scotch eggs
Salsify & celeriac salad with boiled lemon aioli (thanks, Guardian mag!)
Tomato, feta and rocket salad
Roasted peppers and aubergines
Crusty bread, and butter
Roast porchetta, gratin dauphinoise, caramelised shallots, token vegetables, & gravy (roast portobello mushrooms for the veggies)
Stewed plums with whisky scented cream and toasted oats
Total charge; £10 a head – including as much beer as we could quaff
The veggie scotch eggs, though perfectly nice, were a little underwhelming, missing…well, missing the meat if I’m honest! But everything else was pretty darn delicious, served perhaps slightly clumsily but with affection and of course, plenty of homemade beer.
Massive thanks to those who came!
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