Tuesday, 15 November 2011

Alex and Salim's E17 Supper club

Jon enjoying his sparkler!
I've mentioned before on this blog how I discovered the secret world of London supperclubs and have been working my way round some of the most recommended hidden gems over the last couple of years. There is a thriving underground foodie scene springing up all over East London, with Love Leluu and The Secret Ingredient among my favourite local supperclub venues. So it was surely only a matter of time before our own trendy little corner of East London got in on the act. A couple of months ago I started to hear on the grapevine (twitter!) about a brand new E17-based supperclub, and I knew I would have to go along and check it out for myself. 
Last Friday evening, Jon and I went along to Alex and Salim's house in Walthamstow. We were greeted at the door with some lovely masala popcorn beautifully wrapped up in big green leaves, and several glasses of refreshing Mojito's from the fridge (non-alcoholic for me due to my ever-expanding baby bump!). Around 20 of us came along for dinner that night and we all sat around one long table in the living room, chatting away and greedily munching our way through the plentiful food that kept arriving from the kitchen. One favourite dish for me was mutton sagwalla, tender slow cooked chunks of meat in a vivid green spinach sauce. Another dish I really enjoyed was moong dal, I love eating all kinds of dal dishes but have absolutely no idea how to recreate them at home and get everything tasting so creamy and delicious! Luckily, Salim also runs cooking classes so I can always go along one day to learn all the secrets. After we were completely stuffed with our selection of main courses, we managed to find a little more room to squeeze in some chocolate cake before finishing off the night with some sparklers to add to the festive Diwali celebration theme. 
We all had a great time chatting to and mixing with the other like-minded E17'ers, so why not pop along one night and give it a try?
Alex and Salim currently run the supperclub on the first Friday of the month, check out their website for more details:http://pardes.posterous.com/ They also offer cooking classes and can deliver a weeks worth of home-cooked suppers to your home (which Jon and I tried out a few weeks ago when we didn't feel like cooking - much healthier than your average takeaway and tastier too!).
Also, check out Sonia's review on her blog here:

1 comment:

  1. I've always wanted to go to a supper club and did not know there was one so close to home. Thank you for sharing this!