Just got the computer out to write a little little comment / review about last night's supper club at Kipp's, and I see I already did! I did have a few beers and was a bit merry by the time I got home, so forgive my lapse of memory.
Lovely evening, lovely people most of all! Is it that nice people are drawn to these supper clubs? Or is it just that people generally are nice, and I just don't meet many people? Coincidentally all the people we spoke to were fairly recent incomers to Folkestone too, so maybe having that in common helped us bond more
Felt like a different kind of event to the previous supper club we went to at first. Last time, at Follies, the venue was closed so it felt more private, and we also had a complimentary drink on the way in. This time though, there was real ale, so I can't complain.
Food was great again, a sort of salady starter with palm hearts in it, don't think I've had those here in the UK before, though they were everywhere in Brazil. Grilled corn was very good, very tasty dressing, I hope I ate the vegan one. Mains were three kinds of taco. I missed the smoked mushroom one, but had extra pumpkin instead to make up. Sauces were good, especially the many chilli, was not actually spicy though. The pickled chillis on the side were the spiciest thing by far. Clare chickened out of eating her fish taco... Puddings were a success, churo with chocolate sauce.
Oh also there was delicious cactus to eat too, don't think I've had that before.
Strange that the person I sat next to knew me, and knew all about me, from what I have written here on Folkestone Gerald, but in a pleasant way. Makes me feel like I am a somebody, in a small way, but also makes me feel I should pay more attention to the website again. It's been a long time since it had any love, partly because we don't go out so much now. So maybe I'll try and write more things, and push them out onto the twitter.
This is my site The 'Gerald that I built in a fever of excitement when I first came here in approximately '04. I had been a regular visitor for a few years previous to that but I am technically one of those DFLs you get now. The site was updated more frequently with a gig calendar and voting for favourite venues and things, and I hear it was a useful resource for others who were thinking of moving to the area. Now I've moved out of Folkestone again (though just a couple of miles) it doesn't get as much love as it used to. Ironic really as Folkestone itself is now becoming the exciting place we knew it was about to become. I am not Gerald by the way, the name comes from a fake newspaper in an episode of Brasseye or something, the Portsmouth Gerald, and how there is a local paper here called the Folkestone Herald. Puns like this are GRATE aren't they? Do contact me if you have anything to offer, email anythign @ this domain, or try @folkestone or @pauly on the twitter.