For our April event we will be taking the “Hari Covert” secret supperclub concept to a new venue for us and one we are extremely excited to share with you all.
We will be hiring the Oaks Restaurant located on the MidKent College campus in Maidstone. This is a lovely venue with a ultra modern dining area and a kitchen back of house that we cannot wait to use as it has some state of the art equipment. We are also using it to give the students enrolled on catering courses the opportunity to work with us and gain first hand experience of working with some seasoned professionals. It is also a bit of a dummy run for the charity event we are also organising and hosting at the college on May 23rd.
Our event is for one night only on Friday April 12th and we have named it a “Walk on the Wild Side” as we will be featuring Foraged Wild Ransom (Wild Garlic) that we will pick ourselves and then use in the main course, a delicate vibrant green soup that will see the addition of a smoked haddock quenelle and a soft boiled quails egg incorporated with it. We will also serve our homemade beer bread with some whipped chipotle butter.
The main course will see slow cooked pork cheeks shredded and reformed to resemble a brownie shape and served with a spicy “Mole Sauce” (Chocolate chilli sauce ) then the addition of a piece of crispy pork belly served with a roasted apple sauce and a garnish of wild garlic mashed potato and braised red cabbage.
To complete the meal we will offer a choice of either our favourite local cheese “Winterdale Shaw” – the unpasteurised carbon neutral cheese from the top of Wrotham hill. Makers Robin & Carla Betts have been making this cheese now for over ten years and you can purchase on a Saturday morning direct from the dairy shop or locally from selected Waitrose Supermarkets and assorted food halls as well as other cheese stocking emporiums. We will also serve our now rather infamous Porridge Oat biscuits with it as well.
The alternative choice to the cheese is a homemade Orange Polenta Cake served with a Marmalade Coulis and a whipped mascarpone cream.
To round things off we will then serve either coffee or tea with some simple petit fours to complete your “covert” meal.
There will also be a licensed bar with a selection of wines, beers and soft drinks available for purchase on the night direct from the college.
PLEASE NOTE – BRING YOUR OWN IS NOT POSSIBLE FOR THIS NIGHT
Date: Friday 12th April – The Oaks Restaurant – Mid Kent College Campus, Maidstone Kent
Time : 7:00pm Welcome Drink & Nibbles
Dinner: 7:30pm prompt
Price: £30 Per Person (service not included)
Drinks Choices payable on the night at the Bar
Wild Garlic Soup with Smoked Haddock Quenelle & Soft Boiled Quails Egg served with Homemade Beer Bread & Chipotle Butter
Pulled Pork Cheeks, Chocolate Mole Sauce, Crispy Pork Belly Roasted Apple Sauce, Wild Garlic Mashed Potatoes & Braised Red Cabbage
Winterdale Shaw (Local Cheddar) & Porridge Oat Biscuits
Orange Polenta Cake, Marmalade Coulis & Mascarpone Cream
Coffee or Tea with Petit Fours
Menu subject to market purchases and ingredient availability
Please use the form below to make your booking – we will email you a secure link to pay your £5 per person confirmation deposit. The balance owing is payable on the night with cash.