The Italian Job

Many thanks to everyone who came along on Tuesday to my first pop up at the Jekyll and Hyde Gin Parlour in Birmingham. This is what our guests thought of the evening…

“A fabulous evening!! – A Secret Surprise!! – I was brought along by my friend Jo – Kings Heath – will be seeing you again with my sone who will LOVE it!! Fab food, Fab company and a WONDERFUL evening. Thank you to the whole team.”

“What a fabulous evening: Good food, good company. We will be back!!”

GREAT NIGHT!! We filled up on the bread – definitely not an error we will be repeating when we come again (which we will be!) Thanks.”

“Sumptuous Sumptuous Squisito! Fantastc food and great venue. Would definitely recommend.”

“Simply wonderful Gin & Tonic Sorbet. Great evening. About to launch into Gin No.3”

“:-)) SQUISITO! Amazing night, awesome homemade food, great company! Perfect setting at The Jekyll & Hyde! Please keep us posted with your next adventures! Wel done!”

“Lovely evening – thankyou! Gin sorbet was a triumph. Lovely chicken :-)”

“Fabulous food once again! Love the quirky surroundings of The Jekyll & Hyde. Thanks Sara & Alex and the team.”

“Wonderful food, wonderful hosts, fantastoc evening. Thank you.”

“Thank you for a lovely evening – excellent food & excellent company.”

“Thank you – a fantastic experience, great dishes – so may courses. Memorable!”

“Wow! Wow! Wow! A big thankyou. We will be back very soon.”

“Fabulous as always! Good food, good company, who could ask for more?”

If you would like to book for my Secret Squisito Supper club dinners now booking for November and December please email me at or go to our shop to buy tickets


Feedback from Sardinian Supper Club on 9.6.12

Amazing Sold Out Supper Club last Saturday. Despite the cold weather a ray of Mediterranean sunshine was present at Squisito HQ. The sunshine food – peaches & prosciutto, spaghetti with lobster & tomato and caffe al affogato really perked everyone up and made this a night to remember and some very happy supper clubbers.

This is what they had to say…

“Secret? No way… the word is out. What a fabulous night. Thank you, gorgeous food and great company”

“Fantastic experience, food delicious and company delightful. We will be back”

“What a fabulous evening, the food and company were wonderful. We can’t wait for the next one, many thanks”

“What a wonderful wedding present, great food, wonderful wine and super company”

Now booking for July (only 4 tickets left), August and September

Sardinian Supper Club – Sat 9th June 2012 SOLD OUT

Born out of out of village ‘socials’ of the past, the ‘paladares’ of Cuba and New York Supper Clubs, my Secret Squisito supper club provides an antidote to lacklustre restaurant food. You won’t find Secret Squisito in any restaurant guide since it is my contribution to the ‘underground’ or ‘guerilla’ food movement. Secret Squisito is an anti-restaurant!

Secret Squisito is not just about food, it is about ‘good’ food and ‘conviviality’ – meeting new people and sharing our experiences at the table – something you can only get at home. Unlike normal restaurants diners sit down with us and other ‘foodies’ to experience my home cooking and local ingredients prepared by me fresh on the day.

At Secret Squisito there is no ‘sous vide’ but my Rayburn and pizza oven, there’s ‘no food service’ suppliers or artificial anything (because I am a bona fide farmers market producer as and my ingredients are grown here in Monks Kirby or bartered at Farmers Market that morning. In short, I make ‘real’ food with a modern Italian twist. Like any Italian dinner party my food is all homemade and you dine in my home.

There is a wine list – my husband Alex reviews locally avialable Italian supermarket or independent wines every month and gives his wine pairings – for you to bring your own wine so there is no disappointment from not-even-good £2.99 wine marked up to £29.99! Secret Squisito is an “anti-restaurant” in every sense.

Like any memorable experience, Secret Squisito is about the occasion and the ingredients – you are part of it and bring your contribution to the table.

‘Thanks for a brilliant meal at your Supper Club”, Ms Marmite, May 2011

Read Miss Marmite’s Review of Secret Squisito!

Tickets are just £27.50 per guest ‘excluding service’ which go towards laundry and washing up! Buy a ticket and book a date at Secret Squisito Bookings

You can also reserve fresh bread, Italian sausages, homemade ham, crespelle, Lamborghini’s and what we have at market that day. Just ask to go on my weekly customer email to find out what is new every week and get a free recipe or news about what’s on in the Midlands. Email for more info or discuss dietary requirements.

9th June Sardinian Menu


Sardinian Pane Patate with extra virgin olive oil and olives

Anti Pasti
Carta di Musica with vine tomatoes, basil, smoked sea salt and peach and prosciutto

Bucatini with tomato and lobster

Wood fired beef striploin with rocket and rosemary roast potatoes

Sardinian pecorino with honey and pink peppercorns

Café con affogato – homemade vanilla gelato with a shot of hot espresso

Wine Recommendations (tbc)

red – Tesco Simply Chianti – read!/squisitodeli/media/slideshow?

red – Waitrose Torre de Falco Nero di Troia 2007 Puglia down from £7.99 to £4.99

red – ASDA Extra Special Nero d’Avola 2010 down from £6.98 to £5.00

red – Bablake Wines Torre Sarena Primitivo Puglia £5.70

red – Sella & Mosca Canonau  Sardinia £11.99

red – Waitrose Reserve de la Perriere 2010 Corbieres, France £4.99

white – ASDA Extra Speial Gavi down from £7.98 to £5.98

white – ALDI 2006 Vino Italiano Pinot Grigio Ramato £3.99

rosé – Villa Malizia Pinot Grigio Ramato Rosé £3. 99 ALDI

sparkling – Martini Prosecco £5. 99 ASDA

dessert – Martini Asti Spumante £5. 99 ASDA

Tickets are only £27.50 per person. Advance booking only. Bring your own wine. We will match wine to courses for added enjoyment. Food allergies catered for. Please call Sara on 07824 314235 or email