My friend Kay lives in Highgate and had told me for a while about The Pudding and Pie Club which her neighbours have recently launched and host once or twice a month. We finally found a date far away in the calendar that seemed to work for a girl’s dinner and we decided it would be fun if eight of us took over the supper club for a night and booked all their seats.
The setting for our dinner at The Pudding and Pie Club London
Their house is adorable, on Pond Square in Highgate which can’t get any more charming. We started with an elderflower spritz in the upstairs living room accompanied by an absolutely delicious chilled watercress soup and cheese straws.
My friend Kay who set up the dinner – Thank you!
The straws were crunchy and flaky, made with delicious puff pastry and topped with a generous amount of well melted cheese (some of us couldn’t resist reaching out for more straws…).
We then headed downstairs to the beautiful table, set up with napkins topped with a rosemary sprig (I must copy that at home if we host a dinner party!).
Gorgeous table set for our dinner at The Pudding and Pie Club London (my friend Georgia taking the head of the table)
We started with English asparagus with tea-poached eggs and saffron mayonnaise. Three of us at the table HATE mayo but this was more of a hollandaise and was creamy and good, on top of the extremely seasonal asparagus.
We then got some Gravlax cured with Sacred Gin (made in Highgate believe it or not) with an apple, fennel and poppy seed salad. We all loved this, even the ones who tend not to love gravlax as it was subtle and not fishy.
I don’t usually order British pies for my mains but if they all tasted like the roast chicken and leek pie we were served at the Pudding and Pie Club I would! The pastry was flaky, buttery and outstanding and the chicken was extremely tender and in a thick and creamy but not overly heavy “gravy”. My friend Vickie is vegetarian and they made a mushroom pie for her that was also exceptionally good and I had a hard time deciding which pie I liked better.
We finished the meal with a rhubarb sorbet served with ginger cake that was refreshing and the perfect finish to a hearty and satisfying meal.
But we managed to find extra space for the petit fours. We got some caramel macaroons (which my friend Meg thought were the best she ever had), Cornish honey comb (Hokey-Pokey ) and some absolutely addictive clotted cream fudge we couldn’t stop eating.
In sum: an absolutely delightful dinner and for £30? I would say best deal in town! Our hosts are two friends who decided that they love cooking and after attending someone else’s supper club, decided to do their own, focused around British produce and specialties. And they were absolutely lovely, charming and welcoming and I wish I had neighbours like that!
Our amazing hosts at The Pudding and Pie Club
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