We’ve consulted our resident astrologer and, as the stars are aligned, we can bring Marches Supper back into our lives.
The first supper of 2013 will be on Saturday March 23rd in a new venue, close to Ludlow. Format will be roughly the same as previous suppers: pre dinner drink and nibbles, starter, main and pudding followed by tea/coffee and something moreish and sweet to see you on your way. The suggested contribution will be £25 per head.
If you would like to book a place please e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org – if you have any dietary requirements please let us know when you book.
We look forward to seeing you on the 23rd.
Adam, Laura & Henry
we are waking from our slumber of 2012 and have a potential new venue for 2013 that we are very excited about. We’ll post details about it as soon as we have confirmed . . . we’re probably looking at early March for our first supper.
Marches Supper Society is on hiatus at the moment . . . life is getting in the way. We hope to be back, fighting fit in the not too distant future.
Last night was our first supper of 2012; hosted at the same venue as our very first supper last year, the Granary at Hungerford Mill. A record number of attendees (19) and despite the usual hiccups involved in cooking in a kitchen with which we are not 100% familiar (cue text messages to select attendees to bring sugar) it went pretty smoothly.
The menu comprised of:
Campari, blood orange and soda
Fennel & black pepper biscuits
Wild garlic and Lancashire tarts
Woodpigeon, braised lentils, confit tomatoes and black pudding crumbs
Mango, labneh, almond cake and rose
After something of a small hiatus we are back. The first Marches Supper of 2012 will be held on March 24th at the Granary in Hungerford (the same venue as the very first Marches Supper). In an inflation busting move the price of the supper will be the same as 2011: £25 per person. This will be 3 course plus something to nibble before and something sweet to accompany tea and coffee. Menu planning will commence shortly. If you want to book in please let us know and advise us if you have any dietary requirements at the same time.
It was only as we gathered yesterday afternoon to cook supper that team Marches Supper realised the . . . ummmmnnnn . . . potential windiness of our menu. Sprouts, Jerusalem artichokes and prunes might make for an interesting post supper experience. We won’t canvas opinions on whether this proved to be true.
Only three weeks since our last supper, this one was our nod to Christmas. Sian was on hand to photograph food and events so I will add these to this report as and when they come to me.
Bloody Mary/Virgin Mary
Deep fried sprouts w/ chilli and almond
Ham hock terrine w/ celeriac remoulade
Wild mushrooms on sourdough
Roast partridge with a roast apple, bread sauce, Jerusalem artichokes and quince jelly
Gurnard cooked with saffron, sherry and bay, w/ pink fir potatoes and cavolo nero
Chocolate and almond cake w/ prunes and creme fraiche
Tea/Coffee/Mint tea/Hippy tea w/ fig rolls and cantuccini
Onwards with planning Marches Supper does 2012!
We had 18 for supper last night – the most people we’ve cooked for and the limit for the number we can host – we’re already pushing the available cutlery to it’s full extent.
There was a complete photography fail last night – and Sian wasn’t there as a punter to take pictures on our behalf.
So . . . . you’ll have to imagine . . .
Mulled cider or spiced warm apple juice
Rosemary and black olive scones
New season, local purple sprouting with hollandaise (this was magic hollandaise that drank butter and refused to entertain the prospect of splitting)
Pheasant and bacon pies, with red cabbage, carrot puree and pickled damsons
or . . . Whiting with savoy cabbage and potatoes
Roast quince and pear with nutmeg ice cream
A plate of Berkswell, Caws Myndd Du, pears and walnuts
Tea and coffee and clementine fudge
On with planning our December 3rd meal!