After over six months of only having one day off… the Baron of Beef felt the time was well overdue to book a holiday. Two weeks with no burgers! What were we to do?!
Thankfully we hit upon a quirky little idea. Rather than try and get someone in to replace him during this time would there be anyone who may fancy taking his little kitchen on and creating a very little exclusive pop-up? Something completely different from what we’ve been doing…. but hopefully with the same passion and commitment to sourcing locally.
Immediately the Unthank Supper Club sprang to mind. This husband and wife team were regular visitors to the pub and we were so excited by the sound of their dinner parties…. could we have one big one at our place?!
So we approached them on twitter and set about a meeting. For me, it’s quite a personal thing to involve new people in to our crazy little pub… you have to hope they have the same enthusiasm, and can also deal with the little “quirks” of this higgeldy piggeldy building!
Yusuf is a professional chef, Clarissa is a designer (and fellow faux-fur coat lover) and events organiser and their infectious bubbly-ness cemented the excitement that this was going to be something very special indeed…
Two days ago they moved in for the two week run. So far so good and tonight sees the start of their impressive three course Valentine menu…
So last night, after so much chaos last week, my partner and me took ourselves to the Sir Garnet for dinner and lashings of red wine. The Unthank Supper Club have already made their mark with big sparkly letters marking the dining room upstairs, and some quirky candelabras to create a theatrical ambience.
After force feeding my partner bone marrow (he is a former vegetarian) to start served with Metfield Bakery sourdough toast, we moved on to a main course of beef two ways…
It is truly no exaggeration on my part that this was one of the most delicious main courses I have had. So succulent! I was so proud to see it served here, as ridiculous as that may sound!
After dinner Yusuf came out and talked us through the courses and where the ingredients were sourced from. His passion for cooking is infectious and Clarissa has the kind of raucous laugh you want at a dinner party!
So if you are in Norwich over the next couple of weeks, please do book in and see them…. it’s a real treat and they won’t be here for long!