The London Foodie was one of the first food blogs I got into and one of the first food bloggers to come to my house for dinner, for the supper club late in 2009. For a while, supper clubs were where you would find every aspiring blogger. Over blogger events, private dinners, more supper clubs and strange happenings in the life of a blogger, Luiz Hara and I, we also became friends.
Luiz is one of London’s top bloggers, a celebrity in the food world and lives a life eating (mostly) well and drinking fine wines and champagne. He’s probably set foot in every establishment and often takes lucky me with him. His friendliness has won him many friends along the way and finally last year, he packed in his day job in banking, went traveling to Japan to learn more about Japanese cooking and is now attending Le Cordon Bleu cooking school. How inspiring!
Two years later, Luiz has started his own supper club in his spanking new kitchen in his home in between Old Street and Islington and its so great, I’ve been along twice! Once to a Malaysian night where Slow Food Kitchen was cooking and to Luiz’s native Japanese night.
The food on both nights were stunning as we were served the best of home cooking. When Azzz and I went to the Malaysian night, it was during the Lunar New Year so we had to toss a big plate of noodles declaring simple words of wishes we want for the year of the dragon.
Luiz is a fantastic cook, I have been to his house for dinners many times and he is over generous in everything that he does and you will always leave feeling spoilt for having a banquets fit for any King…
To pay Luiz back for all those late nights he spent at my supper club, I stayed till 4am drinking bottles after bottles of wine with him as for whenever we two get together, we just can not help but gossip and roll over in laughter mainly about ourselves and our (mainly, mostly or entirely mine) foolish antics.
Supper clubs are of course a great way to meet new people over many many plates of food. I spot my regular supper club diners at other ones all the time so its great to catch up with them and also to spend time with a good friend. And this one is one I certainly recommend because its also about great food.