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Yelp’s Superfly Secret Supper @ Aviary with Distilling Head Spirits



On Tuesday, March 26th, 2013, 50 Yelpers and their guests were treated to a super fly evening of high gastronomy, tasty cocktails and excellent company at Yelp’s March Secret Supper @ Aviary

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As Tamara C aptly notes, “The early bird gets the Secret Supper Club ticket and thus the birds of a feather flocked together at Aviary for an incredible evening of fine cuisine, lovely libations, and wonderful company.” The evening’s dishes included tempura green beans with green curry and sesame salt; Japanese eggplant with tomato miso, aji amarillo and dill; warm cauliflower terrine with saffron genee, black olives, granny smith apple and salted duck egg; and pork belly braised in dashi with turnip, mustard greens,  and ginger caramel. And that was just the appetizer round! 

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Mains came in the form of mouth-watering four cup chicken with taro root, wood ear mushrooms, apricots and scallions; red curry braised goat (a hit of the night) with goat cheese gnocchi, kabocha squash, cherry tomatoes and toasted coconut; crispy pig ear with coconut rice, chinese sausage and avocado; and butternut squash Charlotte with fennel, black garlic, snap peas, egg yolk and parmasean cream. Yup. That. Incredible list, eh? 

For dinner, instead of family-style (like the first two courses), everyone got a perfect finish of stout cake with toffee, spiced apples, and creme chantilly; and creme fraiche cheesecake with meyer lemon curd and huckleberries. And yes, we can confirm that everyone was full by the end of this one! 

Cocktails for the evening consisted of a pair of offerings from Aviary. Starting with a tarragon herb cocktail made with Bengerminz vodka. The second drink, made with Warship Rum, had a tasty lapsang souchang smoked tea extract. Both perfect for pairing with the meal. 

Christy H sums it up well: “This was a great night at Aviary and one of the best secret suppers yet to fall in my plate. The staff was great. I loved the service. I don’t know how they managed to bring out everything in such a timely order but props to that!” Thanks are in order to the awesome folks at Aviary as well as Olivier and Rachelle from Distilling Head. It truly was an amazing evening. 

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Until the next secret supper, stay fly!

–Don “flew the coop” B.

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