Yesterday, as it is quite impossible not to notice, was Valentine’s Day.
I marked the occasion by cooking up an all-vegan four course menu at my third pop-up supper club at The Waiting Room. The menu celebrated natural aphrodisiacs (which quite possibly made it strange that my Dad attended), and the guest list celebrated all sorts of love, including couples, families, and friends.
So, without any further gushing, here’s a short photo gallery of the love-ly evening!
Hearty Ve-Day Supper Club
14th Feb 2020
Click on the first image to launch the gallery & open the captions!
To kick off the night, guests were beckoned into the gorgeous vintage venue with a welcome mocktail – fresh pomegranate fizz!
But really, the evening was all about the food, and of ~course~ I had to show off all four courses with individually printed menus!
With everyone settled, the first course was up – Sicilian caponata.
Caponata is a hearty aubergine stew featuring green olives, capers, pine nuts and saltanas, served up here with toasted ciabatta and fresh basil
Next up, a light refresher course: fresh rocket salad
To level up the salad, I also whipped up a batch of one of my all-time favourites: dairy-free pine nut parmesan!
The vegan parmesan was sprinkled on top of rocket, basil, cherry tomatoes, artichoke hearts and kalamata olives, and was all finished off with a zingy lemon dressing.
Next up was the main event: mushroom & walnut risotto topped off with walnut crumb and griddled asparagus.
Finally, the sweet stuff! I served dessert up in The Waiting Room’s genuine vintage tea cups and saucers.
To dunk into those tea cups, I baked a batch of pistachio shortbread biscuits, dipped in dark chocolate and finished with crushed pistachios.
The shortbread completed a trio of romantic desserts, joining raspberry & prosecco posset and white chocolate dipped strawberries!
And finally, to finish the evening on a note of indulgence: hand-crafted dark chocolate truffles.
A huge thank you to everybody who came out to share the evening with me! If you’d like to hear about future pop-events, keep an eye on the blog or join my mailing list here.