I’m still trying to work out if I imagined that summer house. As someone said next morning: I would not have been surprised had a fairy whizzed in, rustling her wings and granting wishes.
Our friend Lynne made it all happen. Lynne already hosts the regular Hither Green Wine Club at her You Don’t Bring Me Flowers shop in Hither Green. On Saturday, she opened her house and the secret garden for a night of caipirinhas, food, wine, music, and a lot of laughter. It was a very, very special night.
Again, a long list of Thank Yous: the Resident Vegetarian made the killer caiprinhas – equally appreciated by guests and cook. That wonderful port was courtesy of the Hither Green Wine Club. As was all the wine, of course. The free labour came from various sources, and we worked my beautiful niece and waitress particularly hard. Thanks to everybody who sensibly refused to give her wine. Our guests were beautiful, funny, charming and hungry!
And Lynne: your home is amazing and you’re the most generous host in history. I can only apologise if you find remaining guests hiding in the garden and refusing to leave. THANK YOU, and I can’t wait to do another one.
Talking of the next one: we’re planning the next supper club in September. With a Northern Italian menu, and inspiration and working title of: My Nonna’s Sunday Lunches. It would be great to see you there. To book a place, email me at email@example.com
Wow what a great night. Everything was so lovely from the garden, to the summer house, to the plates and the cups with the water melon in – so much attention to detail. However the food was of course the best bit. I am still thinking about the starter with the dips. So good!!!! And bacon jam is my new obsession. The port was the perfect end to a great evening! Thank you so much and can not wait for the next time!!
So glad to hear you had a good time, Kathryn! Bacon jam is the new black. Hope to see you there next time. x
I am typing this from the bottom of Lynne’s garden, which my new permanent address. Don’t suppose there is a green door take away service? If so can I have the salsa verde- my new favourite thing, and the empanadas – delicious. Oh and some brigadoros and tiny meringues, which were the perfect end to the evening. . The food is just gets better and better. Also best discovery – if you drink port whilst listening to Grace Jones you feel pretty hip and not link a middle aged Englishman with a country house. See you at the next one!
you get out of that garden right now! Will study the Green Door delivery idea with care.
What a nice set-up! I wish I could have been there enjoying the conversation while eating brigadeiros and sipping caipirinhas.
We had a great time, Denise. Well, you’re always welcome to the next one!