More Guerilla wine (Portuguese) and supper clubs!

Apr 23, 10 More Guerilla wine (Portuguese) and supper clubs!

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One of the conversations I vaguely remember having at the Fernandez&Leluu dinner was with one of their helpers, Claire, co-founder and cook of another secret supper club, the Green Onion Supper Club situated in a Hackney council flat. What was even more appealing about Claire’s club was that she referred to herself as a guerilla cook! Love it! Just like my Guerilla winetasting adventure with Eatlikeagirl. A few emails later and we had arranged to do a quick guerilla wine tasting during the supper. We’d swoop in and swoop out having distributed some quick tastings of the wine we had to hand. I had a few bottles from the Portuguese Big Tasting with Oz Clarke at Waitrose which I thought would go well with Claire’s menu of venison terrine, mutton pie and chocolate mousse. And so, Niamh and I were off to do our tasting. Unfortunately, I’ve just moved to the Dalston/Hackney area so we quickly got lost. After traipsing around the council flats of Hackney for at least an hour, we finally gave in and sent out an SOS to please come and find us! Turns out we were just around the corner from the flat/supper club venue but these things are very well hidden. Judging on this and my last foray into finding secret supper clubs, you shouldn’t attempt to play hide and seek with these people, you’ll never find them! We got there just in time to eat. I quickly gave a brief run down of the first wine, a vinho verde. Vinho Verde is so called not because it’s green but because it’s young. The Quinta de Azevedo 2008 (£6.16) was a very tasty, light and fruity example of what vinho verde is all about.  A slight tickle of bubbles on my tongue followed by lemonadey-citrus flavours but tempered by a crisp acidity that made this just the ticket to start the evening. Even though people were talking all over each other, most agreed it was fresh and easy drinking....

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