The inaugural Plate Lickers supper club…

Last night, Ivana (Miss Igs) and I hosted our first Plate Lickers supper club…the culmination of a lot of list writing, planning meetings down the pub, DM-ing, crockery buying, recipe testing and sleepless nights (we both suffered with supper club nightmares) but it was so worth it! 

Thanks to Becky & Rocco Balzano we had the perfect location for our supper in their gorgeous delicatessen/cafe and I got to put my vast collection of mismatching crockery to use at last…

The menu was a combination of Bosnian and Polish inspired dishes, a lot of them our personal favourites :)…

We’d done a lot of prep work, which meant that somehow we were ridiculously calm when the clock struck 7.30pm and our guests started to arrive…

We started off proceedings with a glass of fizz and Ivana’s Bosnian Pita, a delicious butternut squash and cheese filo pie…

Then it was time to settle down for the the next 5 courses. The buzz of conversation was instantaneous… 

We served chestnut and speck soup in my teacups…

and offered refills…

Next up were the pierogi with 3 different fillings (recipe coming soon)…

which we served with gherkins (no Eastern European meal is complete without them), homemade beetroot and apple chutney, inspired by an amazing recipe which I found here on a blog called ‘Frogs in my kitchen’ and which proved amazingly popular, cabbage salad and sour cream…

Then green apple sorbet topped with a splash of Zubrowka vodka…

The penultimate course was Polish cheesecake with a shortbread base (sernik na kruchym spodzie) with strawberries…

and cream…

With our guests fed and watered and chatting animatedly we took some time out to sample a very special gift that we received from 2 of our guests, Will and Lucy Lowe who are The Cambridge Distillery. We were unbelievably chuffed to be presented with our very own personalised and unique bottle of #Platelickers gin…

It tasted divinely fresh and felt like a very symbolic drink to celebrate the end of our first Plate Lickers supper club. I loved every single minute of the evening and would like to thank all of our lovely guests for making it such an enjoyable evening and Ivana for being an awesome co-host! 

We’ve definitely caught the supper club bug and are already planning the next one on a different theme…watch this space for details!

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