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On Thursday, January 31, 2002, a group of six of us (Holly, Ed, Ted, Tracy, Wendy, and myself) met for the first monthly meeting of the as-yet-unnamed Supper Club… A group of friends who get together to socialize over great food. We ate at The…
On Wednesday, March 20, 2002, the Supper Club met again. This time, we went to BOCA (another review here). Be aware that the restaurant was rather recently bought by a new chef, David Falk. Many of the reviews and websites you might find are from the old restaurant’s previous owner, Dan Reis.
This time, we were eight people… Ed, Holly, Ted, Tracy, Wendy, John, Wendy, and myself. BOCA was loud and hopping when we arrived for our 8:15 reservation.
The food was out of this world… As usual, “foie gras” on the menu means that Wendy and I will order it, which we did. An excellently prepared, large portion of foie gras was brought to the table, and believe it or not, we actually shared with the rest of the table! We discussed taking advantage of the tasting menu that David offers, but decided not to since we found it to be somewhat restrictive.
All the food was excellent, and the wine choices were awesome. The restaurant even did something special to celebrate Tracy’s birthday, which was an unexpected treat. A visit from Chef David rounded out the evening.
Some Supper Club business… We’ve got a name! After discussion, it was decided that the formal name of the group should be “Le Club des Amuse-Bouches du Dî®¥r” (thanks to Guillome for helping me with the French!). The common name will be “The Happy Mouth Supper Club“. The name seems to fit the tone and focus of our group. Beyond that, we also firmed up our ‘who gets to pick next month’s restaurant’ process, and it seems like it will work extremely well.
On Wednesday, April 10, 2002, the HAPPY MOUTH SUPPER CLUB met again for dinner and socializing.
The Happy Mouth Supper Club met on Wednesday, May 8, 2002 at Song Phung Vietnamese Restaurant in Forest Park.
The June meeting of the Happy Mouth club was last night, June 5. In attendance were Ted, Tracy, John, Kristy, Wendy B., Wendy W., Drew, and Jay. Holly & Ed were excused because they’re having a baby.
We met at Maury’s Tiny Cove in the west side. Maury’s is a steak place, and the steaks were delicious!
The July 2002 meeting of the HAPPY MOUTH SUPPER CLUB was July 27, 2002 at STURKEY’S in Wyoming, Ohio. There were nine of us this time: Ted, Tracy, John, Ed, Holly, Jay, Wendy B., Wendy W., and Andrew. And BOY did we feast!