Here's one woman who knows how to throw a dinner party: Self-taught baker Lex Subramaniam, who may someday become legendary for her "Ultra Fudge Brownies," has started a supper club, whipping up mouthwatering meals for new & old friends.
Lex has corralled fellow foodies for two bashes so far, in April & May. Her choice of cuisine changes every month: For her first foray, she spiced up the night for 15 guests with an Indian blowout of pani puri, chicken dansak, chickpea masala & more.
We enrolled for her latest May 30 soiree, a French-flavored affair where a dozen starving souls, most of them strangers to one another, timorously entered an unexpected but inspired locale: Sentul's beautiful FHL Sports biking store.
Embark on this excellent eating expedition by snacking on straight-from-the-oven madeleines & sipping rum-prosecco cocktails nearly as effervescent as our hostess.
Lex lovingly prepares each course from scratch, starting with the sharing platter of blinis & crackers, to be crowned with creme fraiche & ribbons of smoked salmon.
Pulled pork with BBQ sauce, a portent of what Lex's future fans can await: Her next supper club, likely later this month, might be a pork-themed extravaganza.
The seasoned star of this recent show: Poulet aux 40 Gousses d'Ail, a Provencal fowl favorite, country-style chicken slow-roasted with no fewer than forty cloves of garlic, then carved out for tender eating. Seconds (maybe even thirds) can be ready on request.
Lex's thoughtful selection includes sides of mashed pumpkin with a surprising secret within (luscious pork bacon!) & a cherry tomato salad of brisk, bracing flavors.
An apple tart with Granny Smiths & Lex-made compote, wrapping up this hearty meal. Everyone left with extremely stuffed stomachs, much appreciation for a generous hostess & pleasant memories of dinner table conversation that explored everything from manscaping for cyclists to the memoirs of a Japanese cannibal.
Bring booze if it's wanted, but be warned: after three hours of bubbly-imbibing & merry-making, some might not be able to stagger sanely out of this supper club.
Lexy's Secret Service Supper Club,
FHL Sports, G-7, Bangunan Perdagangan D-6, 801, Jalan Sentul, Kuala Lumpur.
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