Every three months I try to gather a group of friends for Supper Club – remember when I posted about it back in March? This past weekend we had our second installment at the fabulous Chez Grant Gibson’s house. Friends, he is the ultimate chef! We sat down weeks in advance to discuss the menu, talked about a coursed meal that all of you would want to replicate and then started designing the table (our favorite part). Of course, Grant didn’t disappoint – the entire night was flawless. The candles were lit, we were surrounded by inspiring creative’s, oyster sliders were made and it was as if we were all transported back to Charleston and were sitting at the bar of The Ordinary (our favorite restaurant).
Let’s discuss the beautiful table. Grant wanted to mix in natural elements into the setting. The quartz candle holders and place card holders (which will both be for sale very soon in his soon to be new shop!!). Then he decided to mix in the succulents and fresh lavender from the farmers market where we bought most of the food for the meal. He also wanted to show off his stunning dining room table that he bought at a flea market in Paris a few years ago. Instead of covering it up with a tablecloth he opted for wicker place mats from Hudson Grace, added simple white plates with black and white napkins, diptique candle holders as water glasses (genius!) and vintage Greek key wine glasses, which are one of his prized possessions.
The menu was out of this world! We began the night with oyster sliders – I could’ve had ten more. We then had a chilled peach gazpacho topped with cucumber and cilantro. Hungry yet? The main course was a beautiful wild mushroom and chard risotto that melted in your mouth. And to top it off we ended the night with a fig cheesecake. It was perfection!
If you’re wondering how to make any of these don’t worry. We’ll be sharing all four recipes with you over the next few weeks. Each are simple and quite scrumptious.
Stay tuned next week for the first recipe – Oyster Slider with Sriracha Mayo.
I hope all of you get inspired to start your own Supper Club with inspiring friends.
Styling and Food by Grant Gibson | Photos by Caitlin Flemming