Supperclub Jan a breath of french air

Supper Club

Four friends plus a supper club that has been going for over twenty five years adds up to an incredible amount of meals cooked together and shared with love.  We’ve had loads of fun and laughter, sampled many bottles of wine,  and eaten some spectacular meals.  This is our latest meal cooked from the beautiful cookbook  JAN – A Breath of French Air.

Our menus have been varied over the years but the one factor that has remained constant, is that each recipe has to be something new that we have never tried before.  It has been great fun planning the menus and inviting new and old friends to eat with us.  The thing about cooking something new means that there is no guarantee it is going to turn out right, but our guests are always forewarned about this, and one thing is for sure,  they will have a great time regardless of the food.

As I was hosting Supper Club it was my turn to make the main course and to invite our guests. To challenge our cooking skills this month the whole meal was made from Jan’s beautiful new cookbook.

The Menu

 Tomato and Crab Salad with Basil Pesto 

Beautiful Crab Mousse and imported Buffallo mozzarella over a fresh Basil Pesto and a medley of vine tomatoes, made by Cheryl .

Caprese crab salad 

Roast Lamb 

The shoulder and leg of lamb was deboned, butterflied and filled with a Herb Gremolata and topped with an Almond and Green Olive crust and roasted until pink and juicy.

Roast lamb supperclub


Roasted Asparagus and Leeks with Anchovy and Bacon – so easy to prepare the day before ready to be popped into the oven .

Parmesan Courgette Fries – coated with Panko and Parmesan and ready to be oven baked.


Milk Tart with Poached Fruit

This amazing dessert that Noeleen made had five different components.  Milk tart topped with poached pears and quince and Caramel Pistachio Tuille.  This was plated with honeycomb crunch and caramel.

Milk tart with poached fruit



The recipes for this meal are not available on my blog .

JAN -A Breath of French Air has been reviewed here.

See Jan’s recipe for Malva Truffles with Smoked Rosemary here.

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  • Reply Bev July 12, 2016 at 6:43 PM

    Sound sooooo delicious Ev. I want to be a guest…..
    I LOVE your blog.
    Bev xxx

  • Reply ratna July 12, 2016 at 8:13 PM

    What a wonderful idea “Supper club”. Each one of the items look super pro. Can I be your friend Ev?

    • Reply Shades of Cinnamon July 12, 2016 at 8:24 PM

      I feel like we are already friends Ratna – we just have to move a few thousand kilometres closer . xxx

  • Reply Eric July 13, 2016 at 3:50 AM

    Was Amazing !!!

  • Reply Sugar et al. July 15, 2016 at 11:34 AM

    Wow! What a lot of amazing food! Your Supper club sounds like a wonderful get-together. Love the menu and the dessert is to die for!

    • Reply Shades of Cinnamon July 15, 2016 at 3:00 PM

      Thanks so much for your kind comments Sonali, it is great, lots of fun trying out new ideas.

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