Monday, August 23, 2010

Good Time Gatherings

Friday night I enjoyed a wonderful evening at Gatherings Kitchen's Supper Club. It was a wonderful time spent with friends, old and new, preparing, cooking, and enjoying a wonderful meal.

Gatherings invites guests(paying, but still very much treated like guests in their home) into their commercial Kitchen every Friday to prepare a meal. When you arrive there are stations set up with the freshest ingredients and a recipe.

This week some of the veggies were even from Doug's(one of the owners) community garden.

Once you have settled in on what you want to prepare, you begin to dice, chop, and slice the ingredients.

It is such a fun and relaxed Kitchen. Lots of time to be social, learn some new techniques, and prepare an exciting meal which consists of two appetizers, soup, salad, entree, and dessert.

Even the "garbage tins" look amazing.

My friend and I chose to take on the salad course which involved grilling zucchini (the star ingredient of the evening), eggplant, and peppers on a HOT grill. We first marinated the sliced veggies in a mixture of olive oil and freshly chopped rosemary, thyme, parsley, and garlic with lots of salt and pepper. Yum.

The salad was served with french baguette slices that we also grilled topped with diced olives and roasted ricotta salata slices. It was such a nice combination of flavors.

Here is the main course, veal chops, getting ready for the grill and a peak at our grilled bread slices for the salad.

Here is one of the two appetizers we prepared. This was so yummy and unusual. Ruth, one of the owners, actually said this is the most complex app Supper Club has made. It is was a great combination of fingerling potatoes, guacamole, zucchini, shrimp, and a chive tie. So delicious. And beautiful too.

Here are my friends Maggie and Brooke sitting down to enjoy the fruits of our labor. I can't determine which I enjoy more about the evening. While I so enjoy the learning and cooking in the Kitchen, nothing beats the laughs, stories, and good times of sharing the meal with everyone.

The table after the long and delicious meal still looks beautiful!

Consider Gatherings Kitchen for a fun evening of cooking. The menu changes each month and it is always so interesting. Ruth and Doug do an outstanding job of making everyone feel at ease and comfortable in their Kitchen.

Supper Club is every Friday night. Reservations are a must and it is $ 55.00 per person which includes the meal. You may bring along your own spirits to enjoy while cooking and at dinner.

Go to or their Facebook page for more info.



all images belong to Barrie

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