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Are you yearning to celebrate with friends and family this festive season without the ubiquitous turkey dinner? Do you fancy breaking bread with others in a beautiful, intimate setting, bedecked with the seasons greenery, candles and twinkling lights. Join us this December for a cosy evening of food and feasting in our period farmhouse at The Edible Flower.
We’ll be marking the Winter Solstice, the darkest days of the year and the moment when, very slowly, the earth starts to turn towards the light. It might seem like we are still in the depths of Winter but underneath the ground and in the barren, woody parts of shrubs and trees the plants can sense the imperceptible lengthening of the days, the promise of light and warmth. A reason to celebrate and to remind ourselves that Spring will come again.
There will be a nod to the festive season, but this year’s menu is inspired by our love of delicious dishes from all over the globe – in particular our enduring love of dumplings! We’ve managed to include four different dumplings in this menu! We’ll start round the fire for drinks and snacks and then head into our dining room for a five-course feast!
The dates available are as follows:
Wednesday 15th December
Thursday 16th December
Friday 17th December
Saturday 18th December
Tuesday 21st December
Wednesday 22nd December
Please note: If you are not attending in a group of six people, it is likely you will be sat at a table with other groups. If you are not comfortable sitting with other people then please do not book tickets as unfortunately, we do not have the capacity to seat all groups separately. All guests will be asked to adhere to social distancing and mask-wearing guidance as appropriate, more details below.
Winter Solstice Supper Club, December 2021
A Glass of Fizz with Hedgerow Syrup
Bata Vada (Spiced Potato Dumplings) with Date & Tamarind Chutney
Beetroot, Feta & Honey Tartlets
Emerald Dumplings with a Chilli & Vinegar Dipping Sauce
Christmas Borsch with ‘Little Ear’ Mushroom & Sauerkraut Dumplings
The Main Event:
Cauliflower Cheese & Leek Pithivier
Roasted Pumpkin Salad with, Cranberries, Toasted Seeds, Curd Cheese and Winter Leaves
Stir-fried Brussel Sprouts with Garlic, Sage and Pomegranate
Crispy Roast Potatoes with Homemade Garlic Mayo
Young Buck (Stilton-style Cheese made in Newtonwnards) & Mini Eccles Cakes
Gulab Jamum (Indian Milk Dumplings) with a Carnation Spiced Syrup
Festive Biscotti & Chai Tea
The drinks: This event is BYO. Please bring a bottle (or more) of your favourite tipple. A welcome drink will be provided plus a small taste of specially brewed craft beer matched with two of the courses.
The time: 7pm on 15th, 16th, 17th, 18th, 21st & 22nd December 2021. If you are planning on booking a taxi or organising a lift we’d suggest organising that for sometime between 10.30pm and 11pm.
The place: The Edible Flower, Middle Road, Saintfield, Co. Down, BT24 7LS.
Unlike, many of our supper clubs, due to the time of year, the feasting will take place in our house, not outside in our Cow Byre.
The cost: £60 per person (plus £1.50 booking fee), for a five-course menu plus a few extras.
Keeping safe: You may be seated with other guests. If you are not comfortable sitting with other people then please do not book tickets as unfortunately, we do not have the capacity to seat groups separately. In line with government guidance, we’d ask you to please bring and wear a face mask (unless exempt) when inside and not seated at your table. Please also wear a mask when going to use the bathroom. We will be providing hand sanitiser for everyone to use. We’d also please ask guests to adhere to government guidance on social distancing and take all reasonable precautions to stay safe and keep others safe too.
Dietary Requirements: The menu is almost completely vegetarian – there will be prawns in the emerald dumplings and Young Buck cheese is not vegetarian. We will provide veggie options where required but please let us know in advance if you require the veggie option. Unfortunately this menu is not suitable for gluten free guests. For all other dietary requirements just let us know when you book and we’ll try our absolute best to accommodate you.
COVID Requirements: In order to attend the supper club we will need the name and phone number of all guests, and we will need to see ONE of the following from all of the guests (who are over the age of 18):
1) Evidence of Covid-19 vaccination – electronic or paper evidence of your 2nd dose completed more than 14 days ago,
2) A negative lateral flow test result dated within 48hrs of the supper club,
3) Proof of a coronavirus infection within the previous 180 days, but not more recently than 30 days,
4) Confirmation in writing of your participation in a Covid vaccination trial from the organisers of the trial, or
5) Evidence of medical exception from Covid vaccination.
You can email us your evidence (email@example.com) prior to the supper club, or bring it along with you. Please don’t forget it as we won’t be able to allow you into the supper club.
Cancellation Policy: If you need to cancel your booking, for whatever reason, please let us know as soon as possible. For full details of our cancellation policy please click here.