- Posted on 15th April 2011 by Nicola Holden
For a while now I have been yearning to go to a supper club as the whole concept of them really appeals to me. Then, last year, Daily Candy published an article about the Fragrant Supper Club run by Louise Bloor, and I was convinced that would be the one to try. But, for the first few months, every time new dates were released, I was already booked up. Then, last month there was a date that I could make, and I booked my place.
Louise trained in perfumery and makes bespoke scents using natural essences. The sensual feasts served at the supper club in her Dalston flat are inspired by her collection of edible essential oils. March’s menu consisted of:
Quail eggs with pink peppercorn
Fennel crackers with washed rind cheese
Pitta with carrot and orange blossom
Pea soup with basil essential oil
Lamb baked in hay, served with lemon cannellini beans and saffron rhubarb
Rose and black pepper ice cream, served with a vial of rose and black pepper perfume
Torta di cioccolato
The food was all delicious, and the concept of putting the rose and black pepper perfume on your hand so you smelt it as you ate the ice cream really did enhance the flavours. Louise’s supper club comes highly recommended, and I look forward to my next visit sometime.
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