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We had our first <a href="https://gregariousmammal.com/apartment-supper-club">Apartment Supper Club</a> dinner on Saturday night. I was pretty excited! We had a lovely evening with five guests besides Chris and  I.






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I chose a range of dishes that suited the autumnal weather although I tried to steer away from the traditional Deutsch fare but also Asian and Italian food as it is so common in vegan cooking. The menu:






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Appetiser

Baked spiced chickpeas

Elderflower and cucumber champagne cocktails

Cheese platter:

                                       Fresh baked bread

Linseed crackers

Baked water crackers

Herbed ‘butter’

Ajvar

 

Smoked coconut cheese

 

Sunflower seed cheese

 

Vegan colby cheese

 

Chickpea cheese

 

Pickled beetroot

 

Pickled spicy cucumbers

 

Main

Jackfruit bourgnigon pies

Caulliflower and potato mash with truffle oil

Baked carrots

Dessert

Amaretto Tiramisu

Raspberries

We completely forgot to take photos during the event as we were so busy chatting to people and organising bits and pieces. I have a few before photos and some pics of the leftovers!






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<span style="text-align: left;">I really  need to work more on my food presentation. I spent so much time deciding on the menu that I didn&#8217;t really think about how to make the food look it&#8217;s best on the plate. It probably sounds ridiculously obvious but it just wasn&#8217;t something I thought about and I should have. Next time I will try to stack the food for example, rather than placing the mash next to the pie for example. I also had a bit of a challenge with the tiramisu. I cut it in &#8216;strips&#8217; instead of squares and it was spectacularly difficult to get out of the dish and looked quite mushy. It tasted good fortunately. 

 

Our next event is a Vegan Oktoberfest dinner, can’t wait to get recipe testing (and food presentation testing)! 

 

                     

(My new apron after the event!)