On Thursday, September 28th, the first Supper Club of the year was held at Northpoint Cafe. With a Mexican-themed menu, this event promised, “a delicious 3 course plant-based menu – everything will be vegan friendly, gluten free and refined sugar free.”
The event was sold out but not all the tables in Northpoint were used, creating a lively but intimate atmosphere. On arrival, the first thing I noticed were the white paper bags placed on the tables. Taking a closer look, these contained Sassy Coconut business cards, an instant turmeric-latte pack, and a peanut-butter chocolate energy ball.
As people filled the tables around the restaurant we were given Mojito Green Juice Cocktails; they were fizzy, refreshing, and well… quite green!
After the candles were lit and everyone at my table had introduced themselves, Ella-Daisy Williams, owner of Sassy Coconut, addressed the room, stating that everything we were about to eat (minus the corn tortillas) she had made herself, and that she hoped we enjoyed our meal.
What followed was a spiced chilli taco with tomato salsa and guacamole, the perfect sized starter and extremely flavorful, followed by a quinoa bowl with chopped avocado, cashew sour cream and coriander. I was curious to try the cashew sour cream and must say that it didn’t disappoint, providing a much needed refuge from the otherwise slightly spicy dish.
The lull between the starter and main course, and the dessert gave a chance for Ella-Daisy to announce the winner of the free cake raffle. It also provided a chance for everyone at the table to talk. Later jokingly dubbed “a blind friends’ date,” it was nice people and conversation.
Finally, the Chocolate-Chilli tart with hazelnuts and chocolate sauce arrived. It was delicious and full of rich gooey chocolate-ness. All I have left to say is that I have been trying to get my hands on it ever since.
As we all filed out of Northpoint we were surprised with another goodie bag box, this time consisting of two black bean brownies.
I must admit I was a bit worried about how much food there would actually be to eat (as I always am at set-course events), however, it was so filling that I couldn’t even manage to try a bite of the goodie-bag brownies as tempting as they were! To quote someone else at the event, “we definitely got our money’s worth.”