I’m preparing for my next supper club. Have you ever been to one? I would love to hear about your experience. What made it special for you? was it the food or the excitement of meeting new people?
I started Giovanna’s Supper Club last summer in the beautiful Cats Abbey, near Burford. It happens once at month and it has been sold out every time. The twenty participants (aged between 30 and 80) are received with an Italian aperitif and canapés; then a four course dinner is served on a beautiful long table decorated with candles, flowers and berries. The seating is carefully planned. The fixed menu is composed of primo piatto, secondo piatto, formaggi e dolce – first course, second course, cheese and dessert. A vegetarian option is available and the recipes can be modified in advance to cater for special dietary requirements. The menu changes with the seasons and the festivals.
Giovanna’s Supper Club is an elegant but relaxing occasion for people to meet and taste delicious authentic Italian food. People come alone looking to meet new acquaintances, or with a group of friends to catch up, or even to celebrate some special occasion.
Next Supper Club will be on October 11th. I will make my creamy homemade taglierini with mushroom, an aromatic venison casserole and the most delicious autumnal dessert, a Meringato Leggero, made with meringues, chestnuts, marron glacé and cream. You will also be able to taste the most delicious local cheeses, the brie and the goat cheese.
You can see the menu below and a photo of my Meringato Leggero. It would be great if you could come! Booking is essential, please contact me; places are given on a first-come, first-serve basis. See you there!