Tiki Tim & his gorgeous assistant Marcela, had a bar set up in one corner of the Shed so that guests could see Tim mix their cocktails. Tim explained each cocktail to the guests and they got to keep the fabulous Tiki mugs (which came from Cheeky Tiki in Stoke Newington) in which one of the cocktails was served.
Here is the menu (it was written on cardboard fish which were scattered over the table). As usual, things got hectic in the kitchen and there aren't many food photos as a result.
Fresh Summer Rolls with hoisin & peanut dipping sauce
Fish cakes with dipping sauce
Sate pork skewers
Mango, peanut & vermicelli salad
Hot & sour aubergine
Griddled Tiger prawns with saffron & lime butter
Beef braised in coconut milk
"Dirty Donkey" - Nicola's invention, made by essentially adding cardamom to a Moscow Mule (and poaching ginger in ginger beer)
Coconut panna cotta with grilled pineapple in lime & mint syrup
The highlight of the night was Tiki Tim's volcanic cocktail. The cocktail was served in large communal vessels, and was lit - everyone cheered (whilst Nicola pondered whether "burnt to the ground" would be an auspicious end for the Shed) before slurping up the delicious pineapple and rum cocktail with their super long straws.
Both supper clubs were a huge success and have inspired us to hold some more Tiki suppers as well as some further collaborations with The Shed Likes Food & LexEat. Keep a look out for some exciting events happening in the new year - some ideas we're playing with are a games night supper club, a photography treasure hunt & supper club, a 60's themed supper club and a Vietnamese banquet. We've set up a Facebook page called Lex & The Shed (the Facebook name is actually Lex-Shed Supperclub, if you're searching for us) - so befriend us and you'll be the first to hear about the events we're planning, as well as seeing photos of our suppers and updates on what we're planning - we welcome your input too!
(With many thanks to Tiki Tim & Marcela, and, as always, to long suffering Andrew & Y)