During the cooler months, our Sunday nights are often spent in front of a fire and a movie, cozy Sunday supper and good glass of red wine. It’s a great way to unwind, but being home and focusing on the end of the weekend sometimes also brings on the Sunday blues.
Last week we had a very stressful date in court with a nightmare contractor, and before that was even scheduled, we had made plans with a group of friends to try out the Sunday Supper Club at MC Spiedo. It turned out to be the perfect way to get our minds off of the stressful week ahead, and after an amazing meal with great people, we slept better than we had in a long time.
Supper Club Sunday is a phenomenal value, to start. With wine pairings, it’s $65, including tax and gratuity, and the food just keeps coming. The wines poured were really excellently paired with the courses.
We met for cocktails prior to dinner, and I had the Bourbon Month special, which was a delicious blend of Smuggler’s Notch bourbon, apple cider, and lemon. It was autumn in a glass.
Our feast started out with a meat and cheese board with farmstead cheeses, pickles, and a killer pate that was mixed with local cranberries.
Next up were the pizzas. There was a pork pizza, a mushroom pizza with blue cheese, and a white pizza with pesto. The crust was chewy perfection, and all of the topics were delicious. My favorite was definitely the mushroom though, the Bayley Hazen blue nutty and salty with spice from the salumi and earthy, meaty ,mushrooms making for an excellent combination.
But the main feast was yet to come! Each Supper Club has a featured protein, and this week was a suckling pig, carved tableside. While I did not enjoy looking at the pig’s face, I have to say, the meat was melt-in-your-mouth incredible. It was so tender and flavorful, served with pickled tiger figs for a nice contrast. There were plenty of sides for us to enjoy along with it.
In addition to a Warm Farro Salad and Roman-Style Cauliflower, we had Polenta Fries, Brussels Sprouts, and a perfect Tagliatelle Bolognese.
Ooof. The main course was served with an incredible Sangiovese from Emiglia-Romagna. It had notes of black cherries and cocoa, and it really stood up to the richness of the food. Even a friend who is not usually a fan of Italian reds loved this wine.
While we didn’t think we could eat another bite, we did manage dessert. A Hazelnut Torte and Meyer Lemon Zeppoles rounded out the meal. The cake was a little too sweet for my liking, but I loved the light, lemony zeppoles.
All in all, Supper Club Sundays are a perfect way to enjoy lots of delicious dishes with a group of friends. It won’t make Monday go away, but it certainly helps you to stretch the weekend fun until the very end!