For four consecutive nights in early October, Foodie gathered groups of adventurous foodies to a secret location for an evening of great food, cocktails and free flow wine.
For this third edition of Secret Supper, our foodies trusted us once again and signed up, not knowing where they were going, or even what they were eating. At only $890, the experience included delicious dining, free flow wine and take away gifts that left our guests deliriously high on food, drink and newfound foodie friends.
'Like Ah Boss' Cocktail from Rummin' Tings to start us off for the night
We greeted our adventurous guests at the meeting point with a Rummin' Tings cocktail and took a ride up to Mid-Levels to the secret location. Our foodies sipped away Like Ah Boss, coincidentally the name of the cocktail, and the zingy passionfruit, mint and rum whet our appetites as we waited in anticipation for the night ahead.
Dining at Home
We were led to up a private house and greeted with warm smiles and canapés as the night's cuisine was revealed. Our venue was with Indian private kitchen, Dining at Home, where the chef de cuisine, Puja, serves an exclusive menu of amazing Sindhi dishes. With her family originally from Sindh, Pakistan, Puja cooks dishes that are specific to the Sindh region and rare-to-find in Hong Kong. Even rarer is the fact that everything is cooked with the least amount of oil and butter, which was good to hear as the marathon of eating began.
Potato and pea samosas from Dining at Home
We started with zingy street corn flavoured with mango powder and chicken wraps to ease ourselves in with a nicely paired Maray Reserva wine. This Chilean wine was provided by the guys behind Casa and Winerack and they curated a subtle white and smooth red specifically to match the layered flavours of Indian cuisine.
For starters, Puja served her signature potato and pea samosas, which were infused with cumin for that subtle warmth. Dipped in 'the ultimate' mint, coriander and tamarind chutney, these samosas kept us going back for more, and another, until we had to stop our gluttonous souls before we filled up too much. We then moved on to an entire table of sharing dishes and enjoyed the evening like we were invited over personally by Puja as she fed us all her favourite family dishes.
Crushed almond Sindhi Chicken Curry
There was a light and sweet crushed almond chicken curry, tinted with tomatoes, there were catfish fillets, served with a generous layer of green masala sauce on top, and okra, and dhal, and a vegetable medley of pilau rice, malai koftas and freshly rolled rotis.
To end the evening, Puja served a trio of desserts of warm carrot saffron halva, cardamom and vanilla ice cream and masala chai infused bread and butter pudding that wrapped around us like a warm autumnal hug. As parting gifts, Puja gave jars of The Ultimate [and incredibly addictive] Chutney, which went in the Foodie hampers full of goodies to take home.
Masala chai infused bread & butter pudding, cardamon vanilla ice cream, warm carrot saffron halva
Our next secret event is on Halloween, where the fantastic menu by Bread & Beast is not a secret, but the location is still hush-hush. Expect great food at a fantastic location with free flow wine so you can party with us or end up plump and ready to tackle the streets of Lan Kwai. It's not just about the drinking on this hallow's eve, this year we are focusing on the beastly banquet for a terribly good night. Click here for more info.