Last night The Gastronome allowed people to travel back in time to the 1950’s and enjoy a night of fine food, old fashioned bourbons, poetry and swinging music. Held in an old converted gas station, the event Kerouac Shack was a special one off supper club curated by the gastronome himself, Joseph Curtis.
Having spent the day at Cake and Bake Show (amazing as always) I wasn’t sure if I was going to be able to stomach a five course meal, and I can admit I’m still suffering slightly (mainly from the old fashioned bourbons) but it was absolutely worth it. As soon as I stepped through the doors of the garage it was like being transported into a secret gem of a place and different era entirely. Most people were already sitting at their long tables which consisted of 6 people to one table by the time I arrived. A small shot glass of what I thought at first must be some alcoholic beverage was given to us as soon as we sat down and which we found out was Amuse Bouche, a cold pea creamy soup which was thick and delicious.
Each table had one bottle of white and red wine and upon going to the bar we were given an old fashioned bourbon which is one of the tastiest drinks I have discovered but also the reason for a pretty sore head today. The drink takes approximately 8 minutes to make and were extremely popular so several were made up in advance to avoid waiting time. Next to the bar the chefs openly cooked and prepared the food which I was in awe of as they managed to cook and present everything so beautifully.