On Saturday we held our first supperclub in Bristol & we had a ball. It was a lots (lots!) of hard work, but really worth it when we saw our guests having a great time & loving the food. We’d like to say a really big thanks to everyone who came and shared it with us.
We would also like to thank everyone who helped us. Our wonderful volunteers; the two Jens, Ani, Rabia & Heather you were incredible, we would have been in big trouble without you all. We met an hour before the event, but by the end of the night we felt like we had known you for years, we had such fun! Our sister Katie also made the trip from Nottingham to help out & did an inhuman amount of washing up. Becky’s husband Anders was a total star & managed the front of house like a pro. Also thanks to our parents, the people who manage the Benjamin Perry Boathouse & our wonderful suppliers for the beautiful ingredients.
Although we are new to Bristol we have had wonderful support from the food community here. We could have sold double the number of available tickets as other bloggers, Twitter followers & the local press all helped us spread the word and got behind our dream of a pop up restaurant. Thanks to you all.
Portuguese food is really important to us, so it felt great to share our favourite recipes & see other people enjoying them. If the volume of raucous laughter & clean plates are a good indication to go by, then we know a good time was had by all our guests. We served a 5 course feast of our favourite recipes from the Algarve with fish soup, rustic breads, prawns in brandy, broad bean salad, marinated carrots, sardine pate, chicken piri piri, slow cooked potatoes and, of course, custard tart. I think it’s safe to say that no-one went home hungry (or sober!).
We have had some brilliant feedback on facebook & twitter (thank you!):
“Thank you lovely people for a totally delicious evening!! We loved it! Perfect setting for a taste sensation…the best treatment of a carrot I’ve ever tasted and you somehow made prawns even better. Next time we’re coming en masse xx”
“Thank you for a great evening. The food was lovely and the venue amazing.”
So, after it went so well and we didn’t drop any custard tarts or lop off any fingers we are looking forward to doing it all over again! We will be hosting more Portuguese events in Sheffield, Nottingham and one more in Bristol for those who did not get a ticket on Saturday. Details coming soon!
Oh and did you know that Portuguese food is the next big thing? That’s what the Telegraph says…*
*spoiler alert – they mention us!
Thanks again, here’s to next time.
Becky & Sally