Sunday, October 21, 2012

Supper at Tiffany's

TE and I had our first Secret Supper Club experience last night!


Supper Clubs are quite popular right now, but have been around for years.
It's basically an "underground" dinner party.  
Often, they are hosted by expats who want to share a taste of home.
So much more fun and interesting than a restaurant.
The chance to eat wonderful, homemade food in an informal setting
and to meet interesting new friends.   Sign us up!

Our hostess was Tiffany from Kitchen Conversations.  I met Tiffany at an expat bloggers lunch that I attended when we first arrived in London.  By day she's a scientist, but at night her passion for food takes center stage.
She's from Arizona and has been in the UK for over 7 years.  

Her specialty is Mexican food! 


Dinner was BYOB so we made a quick stop for wine and Corona,
hopped on the 47 bus and headed to her home in Southeast London.  


We were greeted with smiling faces, tortilla chips, guacamole and the best salsa I've had since we moved to London.  There were 13 of us around a large table.  After a sweet and tangy margarita, the feast began. 


Prawns in Chipotle Butter on Polenta

Oxtail Soup

Pork Tamales

Mole Poblano over chicken with rice and beans

Chocolate Chile Cake with Mexican Cinnamon Ice Cream 

 

 

 


 The flavors were amazing and rich! 
Everything tasted so good.
I didn't get a picture of the tamales, but they were perfect.
They were filled with a really generous portion of tender pork. 

The Mole Pablano is a dark chile sauce made
with nuts, chili and fruits with a kick of dark chocolate. 
It was served with both rice and beans topped with a quail egg.

And she served warm corn tortillas!  I was in heaven.


I wish you could taste this dessert.
The cake was gooey and moist, but not too sweet.
And that Mexican cinnamon ice cream is so special.
The warm cinnamon sits lightly on the back of your tongue.
My mouth is watering just thinking about it.

You might think it would be uncomfortable to sit down for dinner with a group of strangers.
But, from the minute we arrived the room was filled with laughter and chatter.
 German, British, Australian and American all came together over a fabulous Mexican meal.

Four hours later we reluctantly said goodbye.
We caught a train to London Bridge with a few of our new friends
laughing and chatting the whole way. 

Thanks so much, Tiffany, for such a special experience.
It was obvious in both food and atmosphere that you put your heart into it!

Her next one is scheduled for November 10th and
she is also planning an American Thanksgiving Supper Club on November 22nd.
They fill up fast so be sure to contact her soon.

If you had a Secret Supper Club, what would be on your menu?


xoxo
Selena 
And in the interest of full disclosure, this is NOT a sponsored post.  We paid the suggested donation gladly.  It was worth every penny.   And all opinions are my own.


Read more about Mexican Supper Club on Edible Experiences


8 comments:

  1. My mouth is watering just reading this - YUM! Thanks for sharing this hidden gem.

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  2. It's official. I'm jealous.
    When I saw you announce that you were having Mexican I thought "Well that's awesome, but it won't be like Texas". I stand in shame and correction!! LOL... I haven't tasted the food, but dang, did that girl rock some Mexican! I think these expat groups may be the one thing that keeps me grounded when I'm in England. Don't get me wrong, I love me some English food and I love the English people, but I know I will miss home and it will be so fantastic for my two young children to have their home culture just a dinner party away... or play group away. And London buses... I chuckled when you said you hopped on... more like hop on and the bus driver takes off as quickly as he can to see if you stay standing or fly towards the back of the bus. I swear the drive just to amuse themselves with passengers falling over!!!!!!!!! The thing is, even if I do manage to some how get my license there, I won't drive in London, so it will always be public transport for me! Thanks Selena, this was a great blog and I am so glad I found you. I look forward to stalking you more. (I kid I kid!!)

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  3. Wow: she really can cook! Sounds like a great evening and I like the international blend of guests.

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  4. Hi Selena,
    This sounds like so much fun.
    I love anything 'secret'!, and the foods looks delish.
    Hope you have a lovely week,
    Lizx

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  5. I'm drooling--it all sounds so good. I've not known anyone who's attended one of these secret supper clubs, but I'm really intrigued. Sounds like you had a fabulous experience!

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  6. Looks delicious! I love good food and cultured foods~Cheers Kim

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