|Wild garlic soup with hazelnut pesto and cornbread|
Now that the London food scene has moved onto street food I thought my chance to experience, my idea, of a supper cub had gone. So when I saw a new Ladywell Supper Club offering dinners at £25 and BYO booze I booked at once (or prompted Becks to book, as may have been the case).
|Crab, fennel and blood orange salad|
The night started with a honey, rhubarb, grapefruit and gin cocktail and a couple of tasty little canapés. I'm not usually a fan of grapefruit, finding it a bit sour, but it worked well with the honey and gin.
Our first proper course was the wild garlic soup with hazelnut pesto and cornbread. It was a good start too with the wild garlic thankfully sufficiently mellow so that it didn't blow our heads off. The warm homemade cornbread reminded me that I need to make my cornbread recipe again sometime.
|Cutlet and confit of lamb, potato gratin and port jus|
We had a bit of a wait for the main event of the evening, a cutlet and confit of lamb, with potato gratin and a port jus. The wait was the only blemish on an otherwise excellent dish. The lamb cutlet was cooked to a perfect pink. The single asparagus spear and to a lesser extent, the twenty one peas, looked the part in presentation terms but did leave me slightly wondering what the point was.
|Lemon tart with vanilla cream and candied rhubarb|
Thinking that there was only one El in the Ladywell food business, I thought the night was going to be hosted by the former owner of the Ladywell Deli. (My assumption, no misleading advertising.) It turned out that it was hosted by Ellen another local whose name happens to share the first couple of letters.
This was a fun supper club experience. Good food at reasonable prices and the opportunity to meet some other locals over a glass of wine.