On Friday the 3rd of June we celebrated our very first secret supper club at The Art House. With a full table (10 guests), beautiful warm weather, and a delicious menu, we had the perfect start to our underground dining venture in North Vancouver.
Our guests for the evening enjoyed spending time with their own friends and the opportunity to meet new people at the long-table dinner. Conversation was fluid and interesting throughout the entire evening, which created a fantastic and friendly atmosphere.
Our BYOB policy allowed our guests to bring a bottle of their favourite wine, which they started to enjoy in the garden before sitting down at our outdoor dining table for an Italian-inspired alfresco dinner. After our main course, our chef Rose came out to the garden to greet her guests, getting to speak with everyone present and have a little tipple to cheers and thank them for coming to The Art House supper club. The atmosphere only got more enticing as the evening darkened, turning into a romantic candle-lit night by the time the last course was served.
As for the meal, the feedback we received from our guests was fantastic! Not only were we left with empty plates course after course (always a good sign!), but the comments to our host and chef – both at the dinner and in the days after – was very positive.
The hearty menu was a beautiful combination of flavours inspired by Italy, one of our favourite countries:
Tuscan Antipasti – prosciutto, roasted peppers, pickled mushrooms, olives & artichoke hearts with a balsamic reduction
Beef & Mushroom Lasagna – served with our house Caesar Salad
Amaretto Cheesecake – topped with fresh raspberries
Cheese Board – Fontina, Port Salut, & Asiago cheeses and red grapes
Sparkling water, coffee & tea
For this dinner, our sommelier recommended classic Italian red wines such as Chianti, Sangiovese or Montepulciano. Our guests made use of these suggestions, bringing an assortment of great wines to accompany their meals.
In the end, I can honestly say our first #ArtHouseSupperClub went perfectly. We are thrilled that our first batch of guests had such a marvellous time and that we were able to share the underground dining experience, our beautiful garden, and our chef’s delicious cooking with everyone who came.
We are looking forward to welcoming more diners to this unique experience in the weeks to come, and hope that you will get the opportunity to experience what we have to offer!