Last week, I attended the very first supper club organised by one of my favourite photography Instagram accounts @dreamylittleplaces. Run by Amy Greenwell, this is an account I have been following and admiring for a while now.
The venue for the supper club was a gorgeous cafe in East Dulwich called Tart London. The event was after hours and they had helped Amy transform the conservatory into a dreamy, floral dinner party setting, complete with freshly cut spring flowers, drapey potted plants, flickering candles and comfy, patterned throws.
The food of the evening was a delicious and refined three course Spring Vegetarian Menu designed, prepared and executed by professional Chef and Food Writer Andra of Mint and Rosemary.
With each course, there were bespoke wine pairings courtesy of Elicite. Elicite is a startup company that specialises in helping consumers discover the world of fine wines and fizz through their expert educational video series and tasting sessions. The team’s knowledge of wines is awe-inspiring.
After conversing over canapés and champagne and being greeted with a welcome by Amy, we all sat down at the table to get to know our fellow guests a bit better. Our seats had already been pre-allocated, thanks to some lovely place cards with a personalized handwritten message from Amy.
Kicking off the dinner was a stunning looking and heavenly tasting Watercress, Spinach and Wild Garlic Soup w/ Creme Fraiche and Croutons. It was silky and verdant, deftly seasoned and the addition of croutons added a lovely bit of texture. We also helped ourselves to a generous board of fresh Artisanal bread, which was perfect to mop up every last bit of soup. Alongside our starter, we tasted a 2016 La Rocca Soave Classico Pieropan.
It was closely followed by a luxurious and comforting Pesto Basil and Mozzarella Lasagne. The fat ribbons of pasta, layered and drenched in cheese sauce, arrived in individual bowls and in keeping with the theme, was beautifully complimented by fresh Spring Green Vegetables. It was paired with 2013 Brunello di Montalcino San Polo.
To polish off, we had a dessert of Meringue Nests, Strawberries and Cream, sprinkled with edible flowers. After a relatively decadent main, it was the perfect light and fruity pudding. It was matched with a dessert wine of 2015 Pratto Ca dei Frati.
It was a lovely evening, meeting some great ladies, making new connections amidst gorgeous surroundings and chatting over superb food. I loved how much thought and attention to detail Amy had put towards making this first supper club a success. But most importantly, it felt like this gathering of strangers had a lot of synergy and we all bonded very well as a group.
Dreamy Little Places will be doing some more Supper Clubs later in the year, so if you want to join for the next one, please keep an eye on her Instagram account.