Well I finally popped my supper club cherry at Sabrina’s Persian Kitchen and it was so worth the wait. I love Middle Eastern mezze style cuisine and am continually getting in touch with my inner Homer Simpson drooling over pictures of Sabrina’s cooking. So when she recently announced supper club dates, I didn’t think twice about booking.
If you’re nervous about going along alone. Don’t be. Our small group was mixed with a couple, a father and daughter and the rest of us solo. We all got on like a house on fire from the get go and the only silences were when swallowing or sighs of contentment. Surrounded by family pictures and cookbooks in Sabrina’s home it felt more like a dinner party at a pal’s.
As Sabrina is of Iranian heritage, food doesn’t come more authentically Persian. It wasn’t hot ‘n’ spicy but more about tantalisingly aromatic flavours with depth and occasional tart notes delicately balanced with sweet. Visually it was enticing and a colourful treat for the eyes with a lot of rose petal, pomegranate and pistachio action.
The 10-dish feast was served family style with more than enough to feed us twice over. It was ALL good and top quality produce used – my favourite things were the marinated feta, bejewelled rice (doesn’t saying that just sound delicious) and okra. Though I would have been quite happy to polish off the vegetarian starters, I was served spiced salmon as well as tamarind and honey prawns as an alternative to the lamb and chicken main courses to satisfy my fishyterianism.
Excuse my phone pictures which don’t do the food justice:
It would have been great to see a teeny bit more of our delightful host but can’t really complain as she was slaving over the hot stove preparing our mouthwatering meal! I hope she enjoyed her Monster Munch at the end of the night.
All in all a great evening. I don’t know if I struck lucky or if supper clubs usually work this well but the bar has been set high. Follow Sabrina on twitter for dates of forthcoming supper clubs. The suggested donation is £40 per person. Run don’t walk to book.
Read about Sabrina’s Persian Seafood & Spice Supperclub here