entertaining, party ideas

The Saturday Supper Club

When we decided to do our big kitchen remodel in the office, one of the things I was most looking forward to was hosting our first dinner party in the space. My friend and amazing chef, JJ Proville, and I had had been scheming on this for a while, and last month we finally launched the first of what will be many dinner parties in our studio at 95 Yesler

coco+kelley supper club with jj proville at 95 yesler

coco+kelley supper club with jj proville at 95 yesler

coco+kelley supper club with jj proville at 95 yesler

JJ prepped the dinner while I set the table and played hostess – we make a pretty good team, if I do say so myself. The vibe was very casual. We set out drinks for guests to help themselves to, and started the evening with a signature cocktail (recipe to come!) and JJ’s amazing appetizers of fresh mussels and baked oysters…

coco+kelley supper club with jj proville at 95 yesler

coco+kelley supper club with jj proville at 95 yesler

coco+kelley supper club with jj proville at 95 yesler

coco+kelley supper club with jj proville at 95 yesler

We wanted to keep the party small, so the tables were set simply for 14.

coco+kelley supper club with jj proville at 95 yesler

coco+kelley supper club with jj proville at 95 yesler

Cured Duck Breast with spring pickles and smoked olive oil.

coco+kelley supper club with jj proville at 95 yesler

JJ introduced each course – four in total – and I was continuously impressed with each passing dish…

coco+kelley supper club with jj proville at 95 yesler

This pea shoot custard with farm eggs, creme fraiche and lumpfish caviar was my favorite.

coco+kelley supper club with jj proville at 95 yesler

coco+kelley supper club with jj proville at 95 yesler

Poached Wild Steelhead in oregon bay shrimp broth, fennel, radish, ramps, green garlic rouille, ikura.

coco+kelley supper club with jj proville at 95 yesler

coco+kelley supper club with jj proville at 95 yesler

To me, the most wonderful thing about entertaining is how it brings people together in conversation. With a good meal, strangers and friends alike can sit down and create an memorable evening together, and to me that’s something pretty special. Especially in a city where I feel like our circles are pretty tight.

So, JJ and I have decided to make this a thing – a supper club of sorts. Our next dinner will be May 31st, and you can get your tickets and learn more about the evening right here. This time around tickets are $65/seat and we will be serving small appetizers, a three-course dinner, and dessert. Of course there will be cocktails and wine. I’m pretty excited about this little partnership, and I hope to see some of you at the dinner table!

photography :: belathée for coco+kelley