"For a fixed price and a bottle of wine, people all over the world are sitting down in the homes of strangers to enjoy a lovingly prepared restaurant quality dinner."
From Supper Club by Kerstin Rodgers
Put simply, it's a restaurant in someone's home. A bit like going to a friend's house for a dinner party, the menu is set and you bring your own wine. You book and pay in advance (details to follow) so the cook (me) knows how much food to prepare.
It's a worldwide movement that began in Latin America, borne out of the Cuban revolution. Paladares were set up in people's homes as a way of making money during the government restrictions and the American embargo.
One of the pioneers of the movement in the UK is Kerstin Rodgers. Have a look at her blog for more details www.marmitelover.blogspot.com
What kind of food will be served?
I'm a good home cook, not a chef. I'd describe my style as traditional with a twist. My food heroes are Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall, Rick Stein, Mary Berry, Kerstin Rodgers and Jamie Oliver. I read cookbooks like novels and own over 100 of them. I am always looking for inspiration. I cook on an Aga and don't own a microwave.
Who would come to an event?
Anyone can come to an event - couples, lone diners, groups. Everyone sits at the same table.