there's a little supper club called secret pickle. it's standard in some ways: set menu, set price; it's different in others: same stunning location for each one, and although it's relatively new, the chef already decided to do an entirely vegetarian tasting. lucky, lucky me.
you couldn't pick a more perfect backdrop than the gorgeous fair trade jewellery co. space, with a long narrow room that actually made a table of more than 30 feel small and intimate. stunning. god, i want that wall in my own dining room! and then the food came out and it was just as beautiful. plus you could eat it. so it won.
there was a lemon course, that on paper sounded interesting, and on the plate was so good that i wanted to swap more of it for the 3 courses to come. then the mushroom and farro ragout was my favourite, each wine was better than the last, and i wanted more of the goat cheese cheesecake even though i don't care for dessert. i did wish the portions and the pours were slightly larger. but even that aside, i was left wanting more.
oh yeah, and on the way out, there were pickle slices for the taking. tart and savory rosemary pickled cucumber slices, of course.