What is Secret Supper?
Secret Supper is our version of the underground dinner…it is our chance to break out of our breakfast-lunch mold & showcase seasonal ingredients for supper.
What is the ‘secret’ part?
We really have two secrets!
The second is the menu. Want to know what to expect? Directly below are details and far below are some of the past menus to give you a clue.
Our kitchen and bakery staffs create, collect and develop recipe ideas each month: the result… a crescendo of seasonal culinary creativity. Because of this and special ordering we must stick to the Secret menu and substitutions can not be made. At times, Southport Grocery will hold dinners without red meat or shellfish, and even dinners that are vegetarian friendly – we’ll be sure to get the word out when those dates approach. Secret Supper is not about exclusion, on the contrary, it’s about bringing together flavor, ingredients, and people in new and interesting ways; we really want to allow our chefs and the food to shine.
Our 72 hour cancellation policy
Many of our ingredients are sourced & we commit to buying them from the farmers & vendors ahead of time; we also spend a lot of time preparing for dinner starting at the beginning of the week.
So with this kind of commitment we need you here to eat! In that same vein, we urge you to be present promptly at the stated time. Our dinners are finely orchestrated and tardiness affects all dinners and staff – please be on time.
What if I have an emergency and need to cancel or remove one or more persons less than 72 hours prior to Secret Supper?
First, we will miss you!
Unfortunately, just like a concert, your credit card will be charged the full amount for each person canceling, but you can always give your seats away to someone, or find replacements for seats and we’ll be happy to rock their socks off with the dinner.
Menus from Secret Suppers past:
country duck pate with cranberry mustard & lavash
beets, kale, carrots, broccoli & black radish with preserved lemon dressing
hand-cut pasta with brussel sprouts, house cured bacon, thyme veloute & pea tendrils
cranberry buckle with almond butter & crème fraiche
featuring local cranberry, kale, leek, beet, carrot & black radish, & our spiced cranberry marmalade & preserved lemons from the grocery
peach, beet & watercress with a sour brie emulsion
wood grilled pork steak with grits, green beans & tart cherries
a pair of ice cream sandwiches
caramelized ramp tart with ramped-up potato soup
pork belly with asparagus & celery root salad & rhubarb mustard bbq
rhubarb goat cheese fool & aperitif
featuring local ramps, asparagus, celery root & rhubarb
chorizo scotch egg with pimento cheese, kale & pickled green mango
halibut, charred chinese leek, chicken-fried cauliflower & watercress verde
preserved lemon filled biscuit & earl grey tea cookies
featuring local farm eggs, & from the grocery, PQM pimento cheese, our preserved lemons & Rishi Earl Grey tea
purple mizuna, watercress, roasted sunchoke & cara cara cream cheese vinaigrette
parsnip-celery root-lobster bisque with blue potato pork hash
cranberry-harbanero glazed duck breast with heirloom carrots & pickled mushroom grits
bread pudding donut with smoked chocolate sauce
featuring local purple mizuna, watercress, sunchokes & carrots, & from the grocery our cranberry–habanero jelly & Hot Cakes Smoked Chocolate Chips
green bean poutine tempura green beans, house made bacon & shitake gravy
amish chicken confit roasted brussel sprouts & cranberry mustard* spaetzle
spiced apple cake with pumpkin custard, apple butter* & salty whip cream
featuring local brussels sprouts & apples
celery root- parsnip – lobster bisque with pickled apple
root beer braised short ribs with sweet potato puree, mustard greens & kimchi onion rings
featuring local celery root, parsnips, apples, sweet potatoes, mustard greens & beef
grilled squid – ramp gnocchi – turmeric & carrot nage
guinea hen ballotine – bacon scrapple – ramp jus
pistachio goat cheesecake
featuring local eggs & Zingerman’s goat cheese from the cafe
sour beer cheese soup – berkshire chorizo – daikon radish
crispy sweetbread taco – charred slaw
pastrami rye ravioli – glazed hakurei – russian espuma
chocolate stout cake – bourbon peanut pretzel – stout anglaise
charred octopus – forbidden rice – parsnip & wasabi puree
duck – black lentil – plantain – coconut – tamarind
poached pear – champagne sabayon – chocolate mousse
‘a walk in the woods’ salad
brussels sprout leaves, wild mushrooms, black walnuts, swiss chard with farro & apple gastrique
‘tongue & cheek’
butter poached halibut cheek, leeks & broccolini & cherry bomb braised beef tongue
apple-butterscotch upside down cake & cinnamon-clove ice cream
featuring brussell sprouts, mushrooms, swiss chard, apples, broccolini & cherry bomb peppers
seared scallop with pickled peppers, fennel puree & smoked tomato
plum glazed spare ribs with seaweed, corn & wax beans
chicken chasseur with maple glazed carrots
cream puff with stone fruit
featuring local peppers, fennel, tomato, corn, wax beans, carrots, plums, nectarines & peaches
chicken & waffles
blueberry braised short rib benedict
coffee & coffee cake
featuring local blueberries, peaches, corn & zucchini, & our beer shallot mustard from the grocery
genesis farms baby lettuce salad
fish n chips
strawberry monkey bread
featuring local strawberries, baby lettuce, scapes & peas
egg yolk ravioli & spring salad
bouillabaisse with smoked lake trout gyozas & kimchi
braised deckle pierogis with roasted cauliflower & brown butter
red wine rhubarb hand pie with blue cheese crust
featuring local trout & rhubarb