The Offal Club - an irregular, almost all male dining experience started in Manchester (UK) in 2000 to celebrate and promote this much maligned food stuff. Also to beat each other senseless in various postprandial virtual settings. The first rule of Offal Club is.....
We were soooo close to offal club north, we could almost taste it. Sadly Simon had double-booked so the whole thing got cancelled. As penance he had to do the next one. A slight difference to the usual offal description of nose to tail eating, primarily because "nose" is not renowned for its culinary qualities.
Chef's: Simon andJason.
Venue: Jason's house.
Members present: Simon, Howie, Jason, Dan, Scott.
Simmer a pig's tail in stock for an hour. Drain and roast for 30 mins. Chop up into small pieces and enjoy.
Ox Tongue salad.
Sliced Ox tongue, Rocket and watercress, lightly poached Pear and currants and 2 Poached quail's eggs.
Ox Tail Surf 'n' Turf.
(adapted from Tetsuya by Tetsuya Wakuda)
Raspberry Cheesecake Brownie.
(Hummingbird Bakery Cookbook, p104)
Wine: A selection of Carrington's finest Riojas. Post offal entertainment: Table football. Quotes of the night:
"Come on Scott, let me take you home...."
Excuses of the night:
"Not feeling well at the moment and will probably suffer badly if exposed to booze and meat"