I found Deliciously Ella a while ago, and was very lucky to interview her for work in April, however, major confession- I’d never actually tried any of her food. My lovely friend Loz decided to treat us both to tickets to Ella’s supper club as a pre-Berlin marathon treat.
Held at Paradise in North West London, the supper club took over the gorgeous back room, with tables to seat about 70 people I think. Ella was making her way around the room, introducing herself to guests and chatting with tables. It was a really nice touch, and it made it feel more personal despite being a large group of people.
Our starters were sharing platters including Spring Rolls with Mango Avocado dip, Crudites with smoked aubergine dip and individual Tomato and Canellini bean soup.
The Aubergine Dip was amazing- so smooth and creamy. Apparently made by roasting the aubergines, then blitzing them together with tahini, sundried tomatoes – I think this is Ella’s recipe from her blog. I think the Spring Rolls would have been even more delicious with some fresh mint and coriander but overall, the starters were amazing.
For our mains there was a choice of Buckwheat and Beetroot Risotto, Black Bean Chili with Brown Rice or Marinated Kale Salad with Sweet Potatoes. Loz and I opted to share the risotto and chilli, and although both tasted great, it ended up being a lot of rice. I loved the rich earthy flavours in the risotto, and the crunchy texture. I would definitely make it at home, with the addition of a little goat’s cheese!