The Secret Pickle Supper Club is now a lot less, well, secret, thanks to a new mini-documentary. The two-year-old club got started when host Alexa Clark had a “numerically important” birthday and asked her friend, chef Matt Kantor to experiment with different foods for the shindig. The guests couldn’t stop tweeting while eating, and the online foodie universe soon picked up on the party, demanding invites. The idea for a roving supper club with new themes and tasting menus each time around was born, with guests encouraged to snap photos or blog about the eats. For those not terribly keen on pickles themselves, not to worry: the name, apparently, comes from a party tradition born of Clark’s crush on the Bick’s Pickles alien. Kantor’s cooking, meanwhile, is set to get a permanent home on Dundas West in his new Spanish restaurant Bakio.
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by Monika Warzecha April 30, 2012 at 10:09 am