"We've been running the Secret Supper Club for about 18 months now," says Libby, " We just love food and thought it would be great fun to invite people into our home and cook for them!"
Popular in America, Supper Clubs are also appearing more and more in the UK due to coverage in programmes such as Restaurant In Our Living Room and are run on an occasional basis from people's homes or a venue they have access to. "We can seat up to 18 people and what makes us a little bit different is that we actually offer a choice of dishes on the night whereas at most Supper Clubs the menu is set beforehand. We know that sometimes when you go out for a meal, you change your mind about what you want to eat! In fact, we've even offered to cook our guests half-and-half dishes and once did a triple dessert just so they could sample all the food!"
With a dedication to cooking entirely from scratch using locally-sourced produce including cheeses and ales, it's very clear that this is a dining experience that is born out of a genuine and warm love for the sharing of food. "We had a lovely time at Christmas, we managed to squeeze 20 people in for that event and everybody went home with a little present of home-made cranberry sauce and Christmas cookies."
Clarkies Secret Supper Club's seventh event is on the 17th June. For the 3 course meal experience, a donation of a minimum £25 is required. For more details of the venue and menu and to contact Libby and Sarah visit their website http://www.clarkiessupperclub.com/