Thursday, 17 May 2012

Event: Pudding Club

Pudding Club. Two words that got 15 women very excited.
At my initial foray into the world of supper clubs, I sat myself down next to the lovely Wendy. To cut a long story short, after a lot of wine and chatter, she told me that she was starting to enter the Supperclub world, and was looking to host a Pudding Club… cue weeks of excitement, menu discussions via twitter with excited attendees, and the next thing I know, I’m knocking on Wendy’s front door.

We were welcomed in to her lovely living room, where a long table was set for us. We chatted and mingled for a few minutes, sipping Pink Lemonade until it was time to begin.
Wendy had said that she would be serving tea and coffee throughout the meal, as well as providing jugs of water. This was a great idea – a couple of us were driving, and I love a cup of tea with my pudding. I did, however, sample a cheeky wee half glass of lovely dessert wine that one of the other ladies brought
… And so it began.

A trio of starters. A cocoa rich chocolate mousse, a delicate pomegranate and prosecco jelly, and a beautiful buttermilk pannacotta. I’m not usually a pannacotta fan – it can be too rich and milky for me, but this was beautifully creamy, slightly tart from the buttermilk, and with a lovely speckle of vanilla. The strawberry sauce on top was perfect too.
 … After that came the lovely sticky toffee pudding – mini portions were spot on, served with the most amazing toffee sauce, and a thick vanilla custard....
… fresh fruit pavlova…
…cheesecake two ways – baked rum and raisin, and fridge-set cherry…
At this point, I couldn’t continue with the full portions, and shared pieces with one of the other ladies!
And finally, on to our 'dessert'...
A trio of icecreams - ginger and coconut, keylime pie and raspberry. 

It was a wonderful night - good food, good company and a good host. It was relaxed but meticulously organised, and a perfect treat.

If you're interested in knowing more about Wendy, her catering business, or her supper clubs, she can be found at

1 comment:

  1. OH MY GOODNESS. There is not one thing in this list I wouldn't climb a mountain for. You lucky girl!

    I would quite like to come to a supper club, especially a pudding related one! I am definitely going to check it out.