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Deliciously Ella – Supper Club

July 24, 2014

As someone very health conscious I’ve been a fan of Deliciously Ella for a while now. It’s always nice to see people, passionate about helping others to make better eating choices. You don’t have to agree with all of them but sure enough you will learn new stuff on the way.

Ella focuses on whole, plant-based foods and she makes it all look very yummy. She graduated from St Andrews with a Masters in Art History in May 2013 and has  a best-selling app, is launching her cookbook early next year and teaches cooking classes. Her blog and IG feed are super popular.

A couple of months ago, Ella announced on IG she was doing some supper clubs with her own food at special locations. I was curious so booked myself a place. Last night saw the first of these events.

Meet Ella.

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The evening took place at Paradise – by way of Kensal Green, a rather nice restaurant and drinking bar. For those, not necessarily interested in healthy food, here are shots of the interior which I hope will inspire.

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The tables were beautifully set with each one getting a goodie bag.

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I loved the rustic look of the place. It felt very inviting and the staff very super nice and helpful.

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Got to love that horse!

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There were numerous lamp shades that took my fancy.

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You were able to order all sorts of drinks and cocktails. For me, this cucumber, mint and raspberry water was just what I needed to keep my hydrated.

Tucked away in one corner was a beautiful free standing screen. I just loved the treatment on it.

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The decor in the main restaurant was really beautiful. Lots of amazing lights and I really liked the idea of all these corks in the cage.

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There’s also a great outside space, especially wonderful in this weather.

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What I really enjoyed was to see a room of about 70 people, some came in pairs or groups, others on their own. I sat at a table of 6 and my fellow female diners were a real eclectic bunch of different personalities and walks of life. It made for a most interesting and entertaining evening.

The Menu:

Rice paper wraps with mango dipping sauce
Cucumber & avocado rolls
Beetroot hummus & carrot sticks
All served family style, for tables to share

Coconut Thai curry with brown rice
Marinated kale salad with sweet potato wedges
Carrot, ginger & coconut soup with sautéed mushrooms

Mango & cashew nut mousse with toasted pecans
Sweet potato brownies with coconut icing

The food, as expected, was delicious but difficult to photograph in only candle lit light and with a bunch of women who could hardly wait to tuck in.

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Cucumber & avocado rolls

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Beetroot hummus & carrot sticks

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Mango & cashew nut mousse with toasted pecans

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Sweet potato brownies with coconut icing

I thoroughly enjoyed myself. Ella is as beautiful as she is nice. Completely genuine, talented and very sweet, I wish her the best of luck in her journey which has already taken her to incredible heights. Thank you for a great evening, for delicious food and for stimulating conversations with the lovely bunch of ladies at my table. Oh, fret not, I spotted quite a few gentlemen too.

Have a good weekend everyone x

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  • Reply Emma July 24, 2014 at 9:18 pm

    I follow Ella on Instagram, her food always looks delicious! I will definitely look out for her book. The setting was absolutely fabulous too, well worth a visit!

    • Reply tina July 27, 2014 at 10:56 pm

      She is definitely an inspiration! I think the book comes out in january 2015.
      I’m glad I went and yes, the setting was fabulous too:-)

  • Reply Mel July 26, 2014 at 12:53 am

    Oh what a great night, nothing better bringing people together through the joy of food and good food at that. I follow Ella on IG too and enjoy popping over to her blog. Thanks for another great documentary! Mel xx

    • Reply tina July 27, 2014 at 10:58 pm

      I’ve never been to a supper club because the food generally tends to be rich and full of ingredients I’m intolerant to.

      For me it was a really nice experience and unlike going to someone’s home with maybe 8 people as guests, this was a rather lovely larger gathering!
      Thanks Emma

  • Reply Igor July 26, 2014 at 6:45 pm

    What a wonderful dinner this must have been! It looks delicious and must have tasted even better! Plus the atmosphere seems to have been enchanting! Didn’t know about Ella before, will check out here site now! Thanks for sharing, Tina!

    • Reply tina July 27, 2014 at 10:59 pm

      It was delicious and I very much enjoyed the company at my table.
      Hope you find some of Ella’s food inspiring. Thanks Igor:-)

  • Reply alisonsye July 28, 2014 at 9:35 pm

    I didn’t know about Ella before, but have now checked out her site and love it. Will be trying some of those recipes.
    Beetroot hummus is one of my favourite things.
    The menu looks great.

    • Reply tina July 29, 2014 at 10:33 pm

      Glad you discovered her. You’ll find some lovely things.
      Beetroot hummus is yummy!

  • Reply Louise - 30s Magazine July 30, 2014 at 10:52 am

    This must have been a lovely supper! The menu looks so delicious and healthy, and the entourage is wonderful. I must check out Ella’s app and instagram, you got me curious. Will you also give a shout out when her cook book is published?

    • Reply tina August 1, 2014 at 11:09 am

      Hi. Yes, I’m sure you would have really enjoyed it.
      Sure, I think the book comes out in January 2015 but will let you know:-)

  • Reply Gerard @WalnutGrey August 1, 2014 at 11:39 am

    I always admire people who are willing to give things such as this a go. I’m sure it can’t be easy and you really do put yourself out there. But it all looks wonderful! 🙂 x

  • Reply Sam February 8, 2015 at 7:02 pm

    Really like Ella’s recipes can you tell me how to apply to go to her supper evenings please

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