April Menu Example
Secret Squisito Supper Club
To book your own supper club in your own home call Sara on 07824314235 or click here
6 seasonal courses homemade with artisan Italian and Warwickshire
ingredients. Bring your own wine to compliment this special event.
Charge your glasses, cleanse your palate, meet your fellow guests and set yourself up for the culinary experience to follow!
Sara's mixed Cicchetti or 'little bites' from the wine bars or 'bacari' of Venice where tourists, gondoliers and mrket porters stand side by side for an evening nibble and a chat ath the bar. A bit more upmarket than bruschetta there's a stylish variation between fish and vegetables and salami with sweet and sour.
Alex's Wine recommendation; Prosecco Martini Brut ASDA £6.00 on offer down from £10.75; Aldi Prosecco Valdobbiadene £6.99 quite dry and single grape judging by our last one; Tesco Finest Bisol Prosecco di Valdobbiadene NV £9.99 nice and could possbly be said to be finest under £15.00 in a supermarket
Homemade spiced Napoli Sausage Sugo with Potato Gnocchi
Family recipe using Alex's ever popular Napoli sausages paired with Sara's potato gnocchi. A nice bite featuring the contrast of the sauce against the mild of the gnocchi.
Alex's Wine recommendation; A light red is my preference so M&S Terre Di Giumara Frappato Nerello Mascalese 2011 at £8.99 or the interesting value Nicosia Etna Rosso 2011 at £9.99. Alternatively, Allegrini Bardolino ‘Naiano’ from Majestic is nice but not cheap ar £8.49 or Waitrose 2008 Recchia Bardolino, Veneto at £5.99 or Tesco's own at the same price. For a bit heavier to go with the next course Aldi Edgbaston have a new DOC Valpoloicella Ripasso (with semi dried grapes so a bit sweeter which is good with game) at £7.99
Roast leg of heritage breed Manx lamb stuffed with wild garlic pesto, contorni mista
An Italian treatment of leg of lamb featuring the slightly gamey flavour of Manx Loaghtan lamb from George Steriopolis just a few miles away in Grandborough paired with contrastng garlic pesto. Listen the farmer's story by clicking here. It's conservation through cansumption.
Wine recommendation: Blending wine used to be reserved for lesser wines to make the vintage go further but now blending is being used creatively to make some exciting and well balanced wines for early drinking. That means better value. My start and end recommendadtions are both blends. The first is ROSSO Triade Rosso 2010 Waitrose £8.99 and still good value; Paolo Leo Primitivo di Manduria Puglia, Italy 2009 Waitrose £10.99; Paolo Leo Salice Salentino, Puglia, Italy 2011 Waitrose £6.49 (reduced from £8.99). For something lighter try M&S Terre Di Giumara Frappato Nerello Mascalese 2011 at £8.99 or the interesting value Nicosia Etna Rosso 2011 at £9.99 which a customer said was lovely last month. I fancy Piccini Memoro which is an unusual but very good blend of wines from 4 corners of Italy. Excellent value when reduced but currently £9.99 and better than anything French for twice the price. It will pair pretty well wit the cheese to follow.
mixed Italian cheese selection including Pecorino Perlanera from Sardinia, Casafeico Busti Pecorino al Tartufo from Tuscany, Gorgonzola dolci, Taleggio DOP from the Brenner Pass, Grana Padano DOP from Latteria Mantova with local honey & red peppercorns plus any surprises from Nico Pivard of Curds & Whey at farmers market. An eclectic tour of Italy in cheese.
Alex's Wine recommendations; sweet is the order of the day with cheese so Cantine de Vita Marsala Dolce with a nice orangey hit will go with chocolate and cheese £9.99 Waitrose, Martinez Marsala Riserva 2006 Marks and Spencer £6.49 - good at any time and leftovers make a nice tiramisu; Pellegrino Marsala Superiore Garibaldi Dolce, Sicily £6.99; Autentico Lambrusco Reggiano 2007 Marks and Spencer £7.49
Sara's Marmalade ice cream and almond cantucuni . Sara 'Queen of the Dessert' shows up celebrity chefs.
Alex's Wine recommendations; as for Formaggi
Alex's 100% Columbian Arabica from our 1952 design Elektra espresso machine. The Ferrari GTO of coffee machines runs on Alex's coffee.
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Butcher's Shop of The Year Awards 2013 'New Butchery Business of the Year' nominated
2013 Observer Food Monthly Awards Best Food 'Best Producer' & 'Best cheap eats (under £15 per head)' nominated. Vote here!
BBC Food and Farming Awards 2013 'Best Street Food' Award Winner
BBC Food and Farming Awards 2012 Shortlisted 'Best Food Producer'
Slow Food UK 'Good, Clean & Fair Producer' Bursary Award Winners 2008 & 2010