Tart and crunchy pickled veggies. Flavored homemade vodka. Duck roasted to perfection.
These were just a few of the delicious highlights from August’s CK Supper Club featuring Anna Voloshyna of Viva La Food. Anna grew up in Ukraine and her Eastern European menu reflected dishes cooked and enjoyed throughout her childhood.
I met Anna several months ago through the Instagram world, and since then have gotten to know her and her work quite well. From food photography to cooking, Anna is incredibly talented and I couldn’t wait to collaborate with her. After she attended our Persian Pop-Up in July, I invited her to cook for our next dinner, and thankfully she was just as excited as I was. Just like that, our Taste of Eastern Europe Supper Club dinner was born.
I’m really proud of CK Supper Club’s mission to spark meaningful connection between people as well as places and cultures through food. With every dinner, I feel like we’re getting one step closer to creating a more magical experience.
One of the keys to achieving this is keeping ticket prices affordable, so CK Supper Club can feel like a casual evening out. We’ve been so grateful to have the support of Whole Foods Market, to subsidize our food and drink cost and pass the savings to you. P.S. Keep reading for a special sale announcement from Whole Foods too!
The family style menu consisted of the following dishes, each inspired by a different part of Eastern Europe, from Ukraine to Poland to Russia.
- Roasted Zucchini Rolls: Polish-style roasted zucchini stuffed with tangy Bryndza cheese and aromatic herbs
- Nastoyanka: Sampler of three infused Ukrainian vodkas: honey-juniper, hot pepper, and cranberry
- Mixed Pickled Vegetables: Trio of homemade pickled cauliflower, radishes, and carrots
- Mamăligă with Crispy Onions: Rich and creamy cornmeal side dish, similar to an Italian polenta, topped with crispy fried onions
- Roasted Duck with Green Apple: Organic duck stuffed with fresh oranges and roasted on a bed of tart green apples
- Trubochki with Swiss Merengue: Freshly baked Russian pastry cones filled with Swiss merengue, served with crushed peanuts and freeze-dried strawberries
We handpicked two wines to complement the evening’s dishes, specifically the roasted duck:
- Borsao Tres Picos Garnacha 2015: Blackberry, plum and vanilla notes. Soft and silky tannin.
- Domaine Allimant-Laugner Riesling 2016: Notes of lemon, white flowers, and granny smith apples. Very fresh and clear flavors. Not too sweet.
You can shop both wines at Whole Foods Market and they’re a steal at under $20 per bottle. Even better: save 30% when you purchase 6 or more bottles on Friday, September 8th! This offer excludes wines ending in $0.98 and Three Wishes.
Up next: Oktoberfest
On Sunday, October 8th, we’re bringing Oktoberfest to the Bay. Check out the menu and buy your ticket here!