Changes afoot. You’ve probably figured that out what with the change of my twitter tag, avatar and the Facebook diddling. Whodda thunk? A year ago I wasn’t even on twitter and now I’m having what feels like a momentous change of twitter tag (for those of you not on Twitter - it really is a big thing!).
So what's the big news? Well my 1st anniversary supper club on the 12 May, is also going to be my last home supper club for a while. Not because I want to give up having dinner fun with new and interesting people, no because I’m taking this show on the road.
Since starting Burgher Burger back in February I’ve been offered lots interesting opportunities to do pop-up dining events and I feel that I’ve got to grasp these with both hands. I love new things... (that’s why there’s never been the same thing on the menu twice in a whole year of supper clubs) - so I have found that I really can’t say ‘no’.
And, as with the supper club, these bigger dining events have also allowed me to collaborate with some people that I just love being around, people that are so inspiring that you just can’t help but feel creative yourself. And so to Jelly+Gin. The name might sound a bit funny but really it’s just me organising dinners with my good friend Carol Soutar. Carol is a freelance creative director, designer and all round aesthete, and she has been instrumental in helping me develop the look of both Burgher Burger and My Home Supper Club - now we want to do more lavish/unusual/bonkers dining events together. In addition we’ll be collaborating with some of the many brilliant chefs on the Scottish food scene; home-cooked dinner for 12 and I’m fine, anything above and over would be panic stations for me!
This blog has always been about the story of my home supper club, so I’ll continue to write here while the supper club is still up and running. Also, Carol and I will be working on www.jellyandgin.com and making that look good (it’s a work in progress at the moment) and populating it with information about upcoming pop-up nights, secret supper clubs, and guerilla dining events in very unusual locations.
You might want to ‘like’ the Jelly+Gin Facebook page because this is where we’ll be talking about the very special country manor secret supper club hosted by the mystery man that I’ve yet to meet (have you ever read a sentence with so many enticing words?). The Facebook page is where all the information about tickets etc for this event and future events will be. In short, it’s the place where all the Jelly+Gin action will be happening. Get ‘liking’.