Supper clubs are back on the menu
If, like us, you’ve been sad to see the quietening down of Cambridge’s once vibrant supper club scene, then get your diary out and mark 27 January, which is when Rice’s Filipino Kitchen touches down for its debut event. Taking place at The Edge café on Mill Road, guests will be treated to a slap-up feast which celebrates the flavours of the Philippines.
For those who have never tried Filipino cuisine before, prepare to have your taste buds set alight, and for those who know their adobo from their sinigang it will be a chance to enjoy a fresh take on your favourite dishes. Priced at £27 per person, the menu features mouthwatering sounding dishes including kare-kare croquettes (beef braised in peanut and annatto), 24-hour slow-cooked pork belly with lemongrass and garlic, and coconut leche flan with caramelised mango for dessert.
“Filipino food is one cuisine that has been under the radar for a while now and so I wanted to bring the food of my heritage to people who had never tried it before,” explains Sarah Ventenilla, founder of Rice’s Filipino Kitchen. “I grew up in the UK so these dishes are a strong connection to my family in the Philippines, and while there are some fantastic Filipino supper clubs in London at the moment, there is nothing here in Cambridge.”
“Come along and you’ll get a chance to try some traditional Filipino dishes mixed with different cooking techniques,” she continues. “Filipino food is very centred around family and celebration so I hope to bring that vibe to the evening. If you have ever been curious about Filipino food or like to try new things then come along and bring your friends – I promise there will be no balut!”
In keeping with The Edge’s philosophy of supporting people in recovery from drug and alcohol addition (ticket prices include a donation to its work), the event will be ‘dry’, but there will be some tasty non-alcoholic drinks on offer – plus, let’s face it, our livers could probably use a little rest after Christmas!
For more information search Rice’s Filipino Kitchen on Facebook. Tickets are available via Brown Paper Tickets.