Curious Eatery - Secret Supper Club, Kent
Updated: Jul 1, 2019
Before I had children, my life revolved around food experiences and trying new dinning experiences. Now that my children are older, I am finally getting a chance to have a night off, so I embraced a last-minute opportunity for tickets to the Secret Supper Club.
The Secret Supper Club is a ‘Pop-up’ restaurant run by the Curious Eatery. A sublime menu set in a local venue, that isn’t normally open to the public. When you sign up for the Secret Supper Club, you receive an email 48 hours before the evening, with venue directions and a dress code. The menu remains a secret.
As my husband was on Daddy day care duty, I left him to bathe the children and put them to bed, and I took my partner in crime, Katrina from @Fotomum. We put the post code in the sat navigation, and we soon arrived at Herbert Hall winery in Marden. The weather did us justice and it was the most beautiful sunny evening. We were greeted with drinks on arrival and enjoyed the view of the vineyard whilst listing to Eri Sonavi’s singing.
We then moved into the winery for the supper and we were treated to the most stunning scene. A long rustic table was laid out beautifully with fresh floral arrangements and flickering candles. We met lots of lovely people and everyone enjoyed reading the menu in eager anticipation of dinner.
The appetiser of white bean dip, gin and juniper marinated raisins, served with fresh bread was a real treat, followed by savoury goats’ cheesecake, sour grapes, poached pears, croutons, vine chips and garnished with nasturtiums. This was my idea of heaven and I would happily have eaten more portions of this! There was also a lovely selection of organic wines produced by Herbert Hall, all of which completed the menu.
The main course was certainly a show- stopper of note. Porchetta, slow cooked pork belly, shallot and cranberry stuffing, crackling and pearly barley. This was served with barbequed mackerel and samphire, with a beautiful side salad of heirloom and summer tomatoes with feta, along with some fresh runner beans and French beans with aubergine. There were clean plates all around the table.
Another treat was the arrival of Rebecca Foster, an incredible opera singer who delivered such beautiful effortless performances, this was the cherry on top of a wonderful evening. It really elevated the experience to another level and we so enjoyed the opera singing.
Even though we had eaten our full, the summer fruit and champagne madness dessert was beautifully presented, and we couldn’t resist a final indulgence. The Curious Eatery team did a sterling job of ensuring the evening went smoothly and credit to the team who made team- work look easy.
After such a lovely evening, we understood why there is a waiting list for the Secret Super Club pop up events. There are some great themed evenings in the Curious Eatery diary, so I am sure we will revisit them again soon!