November 11, 2009

Good news – I’ve a place at the table for Blind Tiger’s  December event. Not sure if giving  a plug in this blog helped (see 29 October), but it seems they’ve expanded capacity for Christmas and are running three nights in the run up to Christmas. The menu wisely eschews turkey and will include Scotch quail’s egg, gin and juniper cured salmon,  Gressingham duck and Arctic Roll. That last element will have to be good if it is to replace the memory of  BirdsEye’s version from when I was  8 years old.

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Not so easy, Tiger

October 29, 2009

Been trying, and so far failing,  to get a table at Blind Tiger – Leicestershire’s latest (maybe only?) “secret supper club”.

The idea is a once a month club where a  four course meal is served in a secret location revealed only just before the event and to those 20 or so booked in. In other ways, following a feature and now a positive review in the Leicester Mercury, the “secret” is fairly superflous and the November event is sold out already. The menu for October sounds very sesonal and appealing – a belly of pork and crackling amuse bouche, smoked Rutland Water trout with beetroot capaccio, roast partridge and game chips and parsnip puree , finishing up with what I fondly think of as  my own signature dish – pear tarte tatin. 

 The Blind Tiger folk  seem like really nice people, and from the looks of things a lot more clued up than the shower currently trying to impress Raymond Blanc on my TV. The idea is great – if they can continue to deliver good food to a clientele that is excited by food, everyone could have a lot of fun. I wonder if once the excitement of launching has worn off they’ll continue to find the motivation – certainly hope so.

If anyone’s been and would like to comment  – please go ahead.

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