Myristica | Caribbean royalty on a plate
Caribbean food is hot right now.
And after having being downright spoiled with the Island Social Club, a pair of Rum Kitchens, and the recent proliferation of jerk-charged menus, now the capital is finally getting some real island-style fine dining.
It’s coming from acclaimed MasterChef semi-finalist Michelle Trusselle (when Marcus Wareing tried her food, he describes it as “Caribbean royalty on a plate”), who’s set up a monthly supperclub called Myristica.
It’s named after the nutmeg tree, so important to Caribbean cookery it even features on the flag of Grenada (where Michelle’s heritage stems from). Her supperclubs are all held at a secret location, and all follow the same format: everything kicks off with one of their signature prosecco cocktails, as Michelle explains the inspiration & ethos behind the menu. Then, she retires to the kitchen, while you retire to your seat, and dive into the selection of canapés.
There’ll be six courses in all, with favourites from the previous supperclubs held over while new dishes are added. That means you can expect – among others – dishes like squash & bay leaf textures with handmade pumpkin bread & churned nutmeg butter; torched mackerel with tomato, mint and a scotch bonnet coconut custard; some pan roast sirloin of rare breed beef, with shortrib and 6 hour-braised chuck; and banana with mixed spice & molasses, all finished with a little Diplomatico rum syrup.
And some nutmeg brittle.
PERK: Get a complimentary bottle of wine! Instructions to claim in Perk Box, below.
NOTE: Myristica’s March supperclub is taking place on the 23rd, at a secret location. You can find out more, and book your tickets right HERE.
Myristica | Somewhere secret…
Like Caribbean food? You’ll probably be in the market for a nice rum bar, too.