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Date changes and upcoming events

Sorry all but our dinner planned for 3rd April is cancelled due to family illness. On a more positive note we have added a new dinner date on Saturday 9th April instead…lots of lovely new season produce as per the Sunday dinner menu added before….

We will then be taking a little Easter break. Things have been very hectic lately what with filming commitments in London, plus many interesting opportunities under discussion. These are exciting times for Moel Faban, but we still need a little rest and time to reflect on where we want to go. That all sounds very enigmatic so sorry about that, but really you will just have to watch this space to see what emerges!!

Our next dinner dates after Easter will be on Saturday 14th May, then Saturday 4th June

If they seem rather spread out I will also be selling home-made produce at the Moelyci spring fair on Sunday 17th April and the first Ogwen farmers market (planned for 28th May in Bethesda). I will also be giving a talk and a trifle making demo at the Underground Farmers Market (at msmarmitelovers Underground Restaurant) on Friday May 6th.

Other events or dates will be added as and when they arise so do keep an eye on the blog / facebook for up to date information

Denise x

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Menu update for the 3rd April

Quick update on the menu for the 3rd….

Glamorgan sausages with red onion chutney and steamed purple sprouting

New season lamb with lemon and rosemary, new potato and sorrel salad and butter bean mash (vegetarian option also available)

Rhubarb tart with ginger ice cream (in honour of my BBD competitor…it was wonderful!)….Coffee and biscuits to finish.

If you fancy this contact me soon to save your places xx

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Exciting news about a TV appearance and a quick menu update for a Valentines dinner on the 12th February

I’m pleased, excited and just a little bit embarressed to report that I have been picked to appear on ITV’s new series of Britain’s Best Dish. They loved my focus on local food and producers and really liked my version of the Scottish trifle ‘Tipsy Laird’ so in a couple of weeks time I will be off to cook for the show!

In the mean time though there are secret suppers to prepare and what better way to ward off the late winter blues whilst wooing your beloved than to share an evening of tastebud teasing delights, hopefully with an exotic kick!

On the 12th I hope to tempt with Kir Royale and smoked salmon blini’s (fast becoming a standard introduction to every celebratory meal)

Then bring comfort with a rich, seasonal flavoursome carrot and leek soup with thyme,

Followed with a tantalisingly rich dark chicken mole (or vegetarian mole) with corn tortillas and winter salsa

then prepare to be seduced with a zingy blackcurrant Champagne sorbet.

and if this does not satiate your palate then we will conclude with a selection of cheese, some rich aromatic coffee and dark, delectable chocolate ganache truffles….

tempted?

To save a place email moelfabansecretsupperclub@live.co.uk

text 07775828768 or send us a message on facebook

Denise x

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New secret supper dates

New dates added for the coming couple of months starting with a romantic Valentines dinner….roses on the table, roaring fire, candles, soft music and a menu of lovely local produce….

This will be followed by secret suppers on the 26th of February, 12th March and the 19th March. Keep an eye out for menu’s and themes (still to be confirmed) but email soon to reserve your place

Denise x

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Menu for the 28th, British summer supper

Don’t forget our next supper will be held on August 28th and there are still spaces, but filling fast now, so if you’d like to join us please let me know ASAP by the usual method (email or txt)…the full menu for our British summer dinner will be

Pimms by the jug full

Slow roasted plum tomatos with mixed leaves, basil, garlic and goats cheese pearls

Wild salmon wellington with french violette and borlotto beans, rhubarb chard, chilli, chives, lemon and mustard seeds

Summer pudding

Local cheeses, home made chutney and crackers

Coffee

All the fruit and veg are from local growers and most will be harvested on the day of eating…cant get fresher than that!!

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Menu for Saturday

Another summery menu to tempt the tastebuds for supper this Saturday night…

We are planning…crepes stuffed with spinach and ricotta with a smoky chedder cheese sauce, followed by a traditional Bouillabaisse and hopefully that gorgeous chocolate cassava cake that so deserves to be on the menu…all washed down with a bucketful of Caipirinha’s…again….we have to….were addicted!!

email moelfabansecretsupperclub@live.co.uk or call 07775 828769 to save your place

Denise xx

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New dates added for May, June and July

Upcoming dates for supper club are as follows:

Saturday 29th May – evening dinner

Saturday 19th June- evening dinner. Perfect for taking Dad out seeing as it’s fathers day the day after

Saturday 26th June-farmers market dinner (all the good stuff from the Ynys Mon farmers market)

10th July-private party

then we will be taking a short holiday until the end of July

31st July – high summer dinner with cockails on the patio…(Welsh weather permitting!!)

Spaces are limited to 12 per evening so if you would like to attend please contact me promptly to reserve a space.

Usual supper club details apply: If I don’t get the bookings the supper doesn’t take place, it is a flat rate donation of £25 for a 5 course meal of near gourmet food and please ensure you can attend before booking because last minute cancellations are a nightmare (often I have to cancel the evening, or let my suppliers down, or end up out of pocket)

Thanks everyone, hope to see you over the summer

Denise xx

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The full menu for the BIG weekend warm up party

Cocktails on sticks….(maybe Pina Colada….good old Barry Manilow!!) and milkshake lollies
Homemade Vegemite bread sticks

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Either a lobster, snapper or mussel starter….something with  Caribbean flavour in keeping with the next course….

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It had to be chicken with all the references out there, so it will be Jerk chicken with Jamaican rice and black eye peas (authentic recipe sent, interestingly, by a previous ‘death row’ prisoner…who was given a reprieve (eventually) although he is still in prison starting his 24 year. He is also a working artist who has regularly collaborated with one of our own local artists (www.rkart.co.uk/index.cgi) She has brought his images, and the colours and vibes of the Caribbean to Wales.

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Gin and tonic sorbet
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Cheese and Crackers

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Carrot cake and coffee (and even ice cream if we can fit anything else in!!!) and a bottle of Jack

Hope this tempts you

Denise xx

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Preparing for the day of love and romance….

Having conducted a little research on the subject and having tried one or two of these things at home (ahem)…I have discovered a surprisingly long list of foods purported to have aphrodisiac properties. But is it just a myth or do they really work?

The question lies in whether we believe the aphrodisiac foods we are eating are genuinely improving our sex drive and stirring up our hormones. Despite there being many articles, books, and guides about the human sex drive all offering suggestions and exercises, and often certain aphrodisiac foods to stimulate the libido, but really we don’t really know why they supposedly work ort if they really do!

It was the goddess Aphrodite, the Greek goddess of love, who triggered the interest in love inducing foods when she rose from the sea on an oyster and then gave birth to Eros.  So, it is since the Roman and Greek times that the belief that aphrodisiac foods stimulate the sex drive and increase sexual performance has proliferated. During those periods, people were more concerned about fertility and sexual performance than love and passion itself, so a great amount of time was spent determining what aphrodisiac foods would help these two separate concerns.

Some foods obviously qualify as an aphrodisiac due to their phallic appearance (asparagus, figs, carrots, oysters) they are suggestive, and not a cause of physical sexual reaction. In fact, many believe that some aphrodisiac foods increase and stimulate sexual desire and performance by the suggestive nature of the food and the ritual surrounding the food and not the food itself. While others may work on the body to increase its receptivity to love and passion (chocolate, giving a natural high, coffee to stimulate, Basil to promote feelings of well-being)

The menu for Sunday lunch consists of 14 different aphrodisiac foods….

Oysters Kilpatrick (an Aussie speciality) and Champagne cocktail

Carrot and Coriander soup

Roasted fig and baby beet salad with honey…served with prosciutto, goats cheese mozzarella and blue cheese and home-made Basil Focaccia

White chocolate and vanilla and dark chocolate mousse with strawberry and raspberry Coulis

Coffee and hazlenut-pine nut cookies

I’m hoping the menu will promote an amorous afternoon…although I will be locking the bedroom doors….and I want (discrete) reports from diners about the rest of their afternoon and whether it ended up being as pleasant as their lunch 🙂

Denise x

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Is thinking ahead….

There will be lots of new and exciting things happening at the supper club in the new year…we will be starting student nights, ad hoc cookery courses, hosting a vege Thali night and a Burns night supper….until then we have some spaces left for pre Christmas dinner on 12th December and there are still spaces on Saturday, damn this horrendous weather xx

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