Few tickets left for April 13th Supper Club at Squisito HQ


Secret Squisito Supper Club Saturday 13th April 2013 from 7pm at Squisito HQ in the heart of the beautiful Warwickshire countryside. Come and join us for an evening filled with fun and food. See what our latest guests had to say

“As usual the food and company was wonderful. Truly the best food we have tasted.”

“Bless you for our food experience, just wonderful, thank you.”

“Excellent food in a lovely relaxed setting. Great hosts too!”

“Our second visit to the secret supper club, yum, yum, yum!”

“Good food, good company. What more can you ask for? An evening I’ll remember for a long time”

“Excellent food in a lovely relaxed setting! Great job. Thank you.”

“Great Evening!” “Good food, good company. What more can you ask for? An evening I will remember for a long time.”

“Lovely food and company. Thank you for a great evening :-)”

“Yummy Yummy Yummy! In my tummy! What fabulous food and company. As Arnie famously said, ‘I’ll be back!’ “

“The first rule of Supper Club . . . great food – hopefully we’ll be back”

“Delicious food, good company. I shall be back.”

“If only more ‘restaurants’ were like this, a learning, fun experience. I will try using the recipes and ideas.”  

“Thanks for sharing your knowledge of all things Italian. Many thanks.”

“What a great night – very different night out. Beautiful food, great company.”

“Delightful, delicious and most definitely ‘SQUISITO’! We had a wonderful evening – so thank you.”

“Gorgeous food, lovely company. Thank you for having us ” “Wonderful variety of tastes, ingredients and interesting flavours. Thank you.”

6 seasonal courses homemade with artisan Italian and Warwickshire ingredients. Bring your own wine to compliment this special event.

Only 4 tickets left so book now to be part of the fun

MENU

Benvenuto Puglian Nocellara green olives, crostini misti and fennel taralli, Artisan bread and Calabrian extra virgin olive oil  

Antipasti Antipasti misti – prosciutto and salami  

Primi Brockhurst Lane Nettle Risotto

Secondi Locally reared native breed Manx Loaghton Lamb from Grandborough Fields  (up the road) cooked three ways with Tina’s Monks Kirby Spring vegetables  

Dolci Pineapple Carpaccio with Coconut Gelato

Formaggi misti with local single flower honey & sourdough toasts

Caffe & Sara’s Almond Cantuccini

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March Menu announced for Secret Squisito Supper Club


There are only 2 tickets remaining for the March 9th Secret Squisito Supper Club at Squisito HQ in the beautiful, historic village of Monks Kirby, Warwickshire. Just 10 minutes from the M6 and M1 we’re easy to get to. This months menu has a spring flavour and takes inspiration from local and seasonal ingredients.

Supper Clubber comments from last months event

“As usual the food and company was wonderful. Truly the best food we have tasted.”

“Bless you for our food experience, just wonderful, thank you.”

“Excellent food in a lovely relaxed setting. Great hosts too!”

“Our second visit to the secret supper club, yum, yum, yum!”

“Good food, good company. What more can you ask for? An evening I’ll remember for a long time”

Menu
Puglian green olives, crostini misti and fennel taralli

Artisan bread and Calabrian extra virgin olive oil

Antipasti misti of salsiccia, prosciutto and salami

Primi of chargrilled tuna with squid ink linguine arrabiata

Secondi of Manx Loaghtan lamb (from Grandborough Fields) stuffed and roasted with panificio potatoes, rainbow chard and smoked garlic

Formaggi misti

Dolci of bitter orange marmalade gelato and almond cantuccini

Tickets are £32.50 each plus bring your own wine. For more information please contact Sara on 07824314235.

December 8th Supper Club reviews


Wonderful evening had by all! Great to receive such wonderful feedback from my guests. Come and join us! 

“What a great night! A very different night out. Beautiful food and great company”

“Thanks for sharing your knowledge of all things Italian, many thanks”

“Fiery pesto, handmade pasta, partridge and pancetta, cheeses and panettone semifreddo – a REALLY wonderful meal”

“If only more restaurants were like this a learning fun experience. I will try using the recipes and ideas”

“Delicious food, great company, I will be back”

 

Where we are this weekend


title=”Where we are this weekend”>Where we are this weekend

This Saturday!

Come and join Squisito outside The Bull’s Head public house in St Mary’s Row at Moseley for the usual Farmers Market between 9am and 2:30pm and again from 4pm to 6pm for A Very Moseley Christmas with reindeer, carol singing with The Salvation Army Band and hot Italian sausages (not reindeer, but it’s an idea – Alex!) 

This Saturday Squisito will have lots of new treats from our Rayburn Roast Porchetta to Beetroot Pesto to tempt your tastebuds. We will of course bring our gorgeous Italian sausages, Puglian olives, Mostarda Glazed Ham and our extraordinary selection of artisan Italian delights.
 
Squisito will be taking Christmas orders for collection at Moseley Farmers Market on Saturday 22nd December or  Mac Arts Centre Food Market on Sunday 23rd December. Please see our Squisito Christmas Shop for more details and let Sara know on Saturday what you would like to order so your Christmas runs on time and on budget.
 
Sara has just announced the menu for our Secret Squisito Italian Christmas menu for Saturday 8th and Saturday 15th December so tickets are going fast. Menu, tickets and reviews are available by clicking here or just call Sara on 07824 314 235. Be sure to reserve your place now. 
 
If you can’t make it Moseley Farmers Market or switch-on this Saturday, Squisito will be at the Midlands Arts Centre (MAC) opposite Edgbaston cricket ground this Sunday from 10am to 4pm if you want to see Rust and Bone or find out what was in Room 237 and have a Squisito lunch!
See you there . . .
 
Sara xxx
 

Secret Squisito Supper Club December Menu Announced


Since I last blogged we have reached the final 10 in the Best Producer category of the BBC Radio 4 Food and Farming Awards – nominated by you, so thank you very much. We are very grateful to the exposure and heartening to learn that the little guy can make a difference.

It’s nearly time for all things festive. Time to meet up with friends and have fun! My December supper clubs on the 8th and 15th are almost sold out but at the time of writing there is still availability. My supper club is the antidote to disappointing restaurant food, no turning tables, no overpriced wine lists, no dull food that you could cook better at home, no stuffy dining room where you can only chat in hushed tones. The December menu features a taste of an Italian Christmas and seasonal delights from the Warwickshire countryside. Tickets are £35.00 per person for 6 courses and of course you bring your own wine (we do suggest wine pairings just before the supper club so you can get some extra special offers and compliment the menu).

Natale Christmas Menu

Artisan basil pesto, black olive and rosemary bread served with extra virgin ollive oil and Puglian nocellara olives

Antipasti mista, salumi, proscuitto

Primi of cotechino ravioli with sage butter

Secondi of roast Denbigh Estate (where we live) partridge, Squisito smoked pancetta, Casteluccio lentils and celeriac puree

Formaggi of direct import  from Italy cheese board, featuring hard to find IGT and DOP cheeses served with pink peppercorns and Warwickshire honey

Dolci of panetone semi freddo with caramelised oranges

Caffe from our vintage Italian Electra coffee machine with our 100% Arabica coffee and homemade double chocolate biscotti

Tickets are £35 per person. Just click here to book. Advance booking only.

As all my food is made exclusively for the supper club I can easily cater for veggies, vegans, coeliacs etc. No allergy a problem. Just give me a call to chat through, Sara on 07824 314235.

Buon Natale and look forward to meeting you!

Secret Squisito Supper Club November Menu Announced


BBC Radio 4 Best Food Producer Food and Farming Awards Finalist 2012
I am proud to announce that we are holding a second Italian supper club in Grandborough, Warwickshire on Saturday November 17th. The menu features Autumn favourites from the Squisito cookery book using seasonal and local ingredients, some foraged!

We are also offering beautifully appointed rooms with country breakfast on site from £40pp to complete your weekend.

Menu

Puglian green olives and artisan bread

Antipasti

Pumpkin fondue – homegrown pumpkin with delicious Taleggio, Alpina, Gorgonzola fondue

Primi

Farro and bean soup, traditional Tuscan soup with farro, borlotti beans and seasonal late Autumn vegetables

Secondi

Denbigh Estate (home of Squisito HQ)) pheasant braised in Primitivo wine from Puglia, served with Autumnal vegetables from the garden

Mushroom and porcini ragu with papardelle pasta

Formaggi

Italian cheeses served with pink peppercorns and Grandborough honey

Dolci

Apple and blackberry semi freddo

Tickets are £32.50 and available here bring your own wine.

As all food is cooked to order I can cater for all dietary requirements. Just let me know when you book. Call me, Sara on 07824 314235 to discuss anytime

Once you have booked I will contact you with final details

Secret Squisito Supper Club October Menu Announced


Secret Squisito Saturday 13th October at Squisito HQ, Monks Kirby, Warwickshire

Braised smoked pancetta and rabbit with polenta, porcini

Braised smoked pancetta and rabbit with polenta

Come and join us in our rural haven for a taste of Autumn with local ingredients from our village and Italy.

It will be a memorable occasion and tickets are limited so please book soon to avoid disappointment.

See you there!

Sara xx

Benvenuto

Artisan bread, extra virgin olive oil and Puglian olives

Primi

Late summer vegetable nidi with tomato sauce

Secondi

Braised smoked pancetta and rabbit with polenta, porcini and garlic

Formaggi

Italian cheeses with Warwickshire honey Dolci Foraged hazelnut and chocolate cake with vanilla mascarpone

Caffé

Alex’s Italian roast coffee from our 1952 Elektra espresso machine.

My husband Alex reviews Italian supermarket or independent wines every month and gives his wine pairings – but you bring your own wine so there is no disappointment from not-even-good £2.99 wine marked up to £29.99!

To read this week’s Italian wine recommendations click on Alex’s Italian Wine Blog and check this page nearer the time to see his pairings.

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.

Tickets are just £27.50 per guest ‘excluding service’ which go towards laundry and washing up!

All dietary foibles catered for just ask me.

Buy a ticket at Secret Squisito Online.

Want a Secret Squisito in your own home or another location? Email sara@squisito-deli.co.uk or call her on 07824 314235 for more info

September Secret Squisito Menu Announced


Late Summer Menu on September Saturday 8th

For one night only we will be in the beautiful Warwickshire village of Grandborough as guests of Fiona Lambie in Grandborough Fields

We ask you join us in this rural haven for a taste of late Summer using ingredients from Grandborough and Italy.

It will be a memorable occasion and tickets are limited so please book soon to avoid disappointment.

Artisan bread with extra virgin olive oil and giant green Puglian olives

Carta di Musica crostini topped with heirloom tomatoes and basil, chicken liver and balsamic glaze

Warm salad of roasted pears and hazelnuts with homemade ricotta dressed with sherry vinegar dressing

Southern Italian bucatini pasta with a perfect marriage of sardines and fennel topped with a crunchy pine nut, parsley, chilli and breadcrumb pesto

Roasted Grandborough Manx Loaghtan lamb with homegrown herb salsa verde, seasonal vegetables from the garden

Damson Semi Freddo with home made 2011 damson gin shot on the side

Formaggi board with Tomlow honey and pink peppercorns

Coffee and home made liqueurs

£27.50 a ticket for 6 courses.

Buy tickets here

Please email me at sara@squisito-deli.co.uk or call 07824 314235 for more info

All dietary foibles catered for just ask me.

Ticket does not include service or staff to wash up!

Please bring your own wine. As we are lovely people we don’t charge corkage.

Accommodation available nearby. Please email filambie@aol.com for more info regarding this.

Secret Squisito Supper Club August 11th 2012 – sorry sold out


Secret Squisito
Menu
Saturday 11th August 2012/Estate

Ginger Baker’s bread and Puglian olives

Antipasti Mista, showcasing the best Summer ingredients Italian style

Primi
Slow Food Sue Penne Pasta with roast aubergine, basil and toasted pine nuts

Secondi
Grigliata Mista marinaded meat and chargrilled fish spiedini

Contorni
3 salads for the height of Summer – Italian potato, tomato and red onion salad, wild rocket, courgette carpaccio and Grana Padano salad, fennel, Salami and black olive Salad

Dolci
Blackcurrant vodka Summer sorbetto

Formaggi
Farmers Market selection with Warwickshire lime honey and pink peppercorns

Caffe
Squisito 100% Arabica coffee

All my food is made to order and food allergies are easily catered for, so please just ask

Tickets are just £27.50 per person.

July 8th Southern Italian Supper Club Wine List Announced


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My Southern Italian menu this month takes its inspiration from bella Puglia in the heel of Italy and Squisito’s second home. Unspoilt by tourism and development the countryside is dotted with mystical trulli, beautiful beaches and a food and wine culture to match.

Benvenuto

Artisan bread and Puglian green nocellara olives

white – Martini Prosecco, £7.00
Anti Pasti

Summer vegetables 5 ways inspired by Lecce cuisine

Primi

Orechiette with broad bean, pea and homemade ricotta and mint

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

Secondi

Grandborough rare breed Manx Loagthan Lamb with preserved lemons and smoked garlic. Served with pick of Summer vegetables from Monks Kirby  steamed and delicately dressed with Puglian olive oil and sea salt

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

Formaggi

Squisito cheese selection with honey and pink peppercorns

Dolci

Basil, lemon and orange sorbetto

Caffe

Limited tickets are available now at £27.50 and don’t forget to bring your own wine