Vietnamese Supperclub with Dinner at Maria’s 8/8/20
8 August 2020
The Nest is back, but not as you know it! Until we are confident we can host large numbers in the current climate, we have adapted to host Saturday Night Supper Clubs!
|Time:||6 pm Last orders 10.45pm|
The Cuckoo’s Nest|
|Cost:||£35 pp. Includes one Cuckoo G & T on arrival|
Bringing the community back together.
Until we can safety open ‘The Nest’ we have decided to host our supperclubs on what will start as weekly events on Saturday nights until we can re-open as a ‘bar’
Come along to this feast of Vietnamese food, a banquet of aromatic Salads on socially distanced tables of 2 to 6 people. Please only book to sit with people you are allowed to sit with at the time of government guidance (i.e. families). The bar will be open from 6.00pm with dinner being served at 7.30pm.
We will be operating a table service, so no going to the bar, with one member of the nest team looking after you with drinks orders, food and any other requests.
Please follow the one way system set in place and adhere to handwashing and distancing where possible. The ticket price includes one gin drink that Mark and Tom will pair to go with the food.
Please do not book this event if you have any kind of nut allergy, nuts feature very heavily in this menu. The cooking facilities in the nest are limited and therefore the menu is set, unfortunately we are unable to offer alternative options or swaps and we struggle to safely deal with dietary requirements and allergies.
£35 per person includes food and arrival drink.
Bánh mì is the Vietnamese word for bread so we are starting the evening of with a pork and pickled vegetable Bánh mì sandwich. Pork that has been slow roasted served in a baguette with pickles, cucumber and salad, yes you are all going to have a pork butty!! The pork is from the family’s farm, they are old British breeds of saddleback, Tamworth, Berkshire cross and fed on brewers grains and botanicals which are all surplus from the gin products here at the distillery.
For the main course we have …..
Salmon with ginger and chilli in a soya dressing – This is a brilliantly simple South East Asian recipe which is traditionally cooked in a clay pot but we are going to BBQ it tonight, the sticky, sweet sauce is infused with the wonderful aromas from the ginger and the red chilli, served with rice.
Chicken Satay – It’s taken me years to perfect this recipe, the marinade is what makes this dish sing, lemongrass, garlic, turmeric, coriander, peanuts, soya sauce, sugar, tamarind, onion, chillies and ginger and marinated into the chicken for four days before Mark does his magic on the BBQ, this will be served with a crunchy, noodle based Vietnamese salad.
And relax, Cà Phê Dá Cheesecake- Vietnam is the second largest coffee producer in the world – they love their coffee! A popular way to drink coffee in Vietnam is iced coffee, known as Cà Phê Dá. This baked cheesecake is inspired by that traditional coffee, creamy, golden and with toffee undertones, the perfect way to end a feast! (not made by me but lovingly baked by the fabulous Sunflower Kitchen)
Flavoured meringue kisses with whipped cream (there’s always meringue and I definitely did make these!)
Bookings will take place on Maria’s WeFiFo website, click here to find out more