Supper at The Silk Managers House - FULL

  • December 1, 2013 · 7:00 PM
  • The Silk Managers House

I am possibly looking to start a Supper Club at my house here in Belper which is an old 1840's house built for and lived in by your host Mrs Caroline Walker Turner . She was married to Ebenezer Walker Turner the Manager of the Silk Dept at Brettles Mill . You will be invited to arrive in time for a reception drink at 1900hrs with dinner being served at 1915hrs. The dinner will be typical of a menu from 1847 and served accordingly in our period style parlour. Mrs Turner will weave her story of the Silk Managers House and its occupants as you dine and unravel its history across 166 years, incorporating links with Conan Doyle, Pugin and Westminster, Charles Darwin and many local people...some who may visit us ! A fine dressmaker herself, Mrs Turner will be wearing Victorian dress, as you are invited to do so, as it will enrich the evening and make things more authentic.
Supper Clubs run on the premise that diners offer a monetary 'donation' for their evening, at the end of the evening, dependent on their enjoyment of the food, the hosts and ny entertainment. Some supper clubs run on a 'foodie' theme making the event about the preparation and presentation of the food, however, the Silk Managers Supper Club, although you WILL be fed well and heartily, is about the whole evening and in particular the relevance of the story of the house and its history.
Anyway - I think that I should invite Belper Friends to our first Silk Managers Supper !!

Space is very limited and it will be first come - first served (s'cuse the pun !)

Dinner Menu

Welcome drinks

Heage Windmill Floured Bread

French Onion Soup

Roll Mopsey

Kedgeree

vegetarian Wild Rice and Mushroom Pilaf (vegan option)

------------ First Remove

Beef in Ale with Oxtail gravy

Fidget Pie

Fidget Pie (vegan option)

Stove Potatoes

Pease Pudding

Honey Glazed carrots

Minted Beetroot

Kale

-------------Second remove

Lemon Possett

Lavender Shortbread

Date stuffed baked apples (vegan option)

Oranges a la Turque (vegan option)


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Tea and Petit Fours


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  • Derek

    Great, unusual with well acted parts, excellent food.

    December 2, 2013

  • Paul

    In a word: Wonderful, harking back to a bygone age when people used to converse around the dining table whilst enjoying a superb home-cooked meal.

    December 2, 2013

  • Judy R.

    Lovely evening, lovely company and love to do it again !

    December 2, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    A lovely interesting evening with a tasty vegan meal . Thanks to the chef. Great company.

    December 2, 2013

  • Judy R.

    Oxfam shop on King Street hire out costumes for £10 .....

    November 29, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      I won"t have time to get one now. Busy helping at compassionate derby event today but thanks for finding out. Is that kings st derby or belper for future ref? Will i be ok in normal 21c dress.lol.

      November 30, 2013

  • Julie l.

    I would be interested on supper nights as long as it's not a Wednesday as I work late

    November 29, 2013

  • Neil

    I'd heard a rumour that the super dishes on the menu are "Display Only"??? ;-/

    November 29, 2013

    • Judy R.

      Depends what they turn out like Neil !!

      November 29, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Do you know where yo can hire period costume?

    November 16, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Hi judy

      November 29, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      The menu looks delicios . Thankyou.

      November 29, 2013

  • Di

    I had booked +1 so need to cancel both places. I wasn't sure if it was clear

    November 22, 2013

    • Judy R.

      Hi Di - yes all clear - thanks !! Hope you have a lovely weekend away you guys and we will see you at another supper soon maybe !

      November 22, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Hi judy, the menu looks delicious. Thanyou

      November 29, 2013

  • Neil

    Members who helped our team win the tin of 'Scottish Shortbread' at the Fisherman's Rest Quiz meetup a few weeks ago may be interested in this link about the fraud investigation! http://twicsy.com/i/evuznc
    (Hope the silk manager's supper isn't made in Indonesia as well!!)

    November 23, 2013

  • Neil

    Would a little Victorian concertina music be acceptable??

    November 22, 2013

    • Judy R.

      wow ! yes - I believe that would enhance the evening no end (long as its tuneful !) Cheers Neil

      November 22, 2013

  • Di

    Hi I'm sorry but we have the opportunity to go away for the weekend and I'm not sure if we will be back in time. Hope you all have a wonderful night. Look forward to another night out x

    November 21, 2013

  • Judy R.

    Hi Rich - I am afraid that the evening is 'full' at the moment as I can only accommodate 6 at this present time (its sort of a 'practice ' ! However - if anyone pulls out or things change (and they could well do ) then is it alright for me to email you ? Would really like to meet you ...so will do anything I can to try and squeeze you in !Standby !

    November 21, 2013

  • Rich

    Any idea of how much the donation needs to be, and will we not be able to attend if we don't dress up?

    November 20, 2013

  • Derek

    Hope it is not compulsory to be a Victorian. Could bring my shooting stick.

    November 16, 2013

    • Judy R.

      I'm not sure how to take that Derek ! You're not looking to shoot the cook I hope ? : ) Looking forward to meeting you.

      November 16, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Maybe, depends if you can cater for me being vegan?

    November 16, 2013

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