The Ceviche Supper Club Proposed Menu – December 2011
If you choose to ride a bicycle from New York City to Rio in search of the perfect meal a question you need to get used to on your return home is “and what was your favorite meal?” Eating thousands of meals in my two and a half year ride, its hard to pin-point any one that blew me away. But one dish that did stand head and shoulders above the others was ceviche.
Ceviche (also spelled cebiche or seviche) is a seafood dish popular in the coastal regions of the Americas, especially Central and South America. The dish is typically made from fresh raw fish marinated in citrus juices such as lemon or lime and spiced with chilli peppers. Ceviche is an old tradition in South America, dating back to the earliest inhabitants and perhaps why Peru and Chile both lay claim to the the dish. The Incas preserved their fish with fruit juice, salt and chile peppers, and later the Spanish conquerors introduced the now essential limes.
Fresh, delicious and easy to prepare and digest, I could not get enough of the fishy citrus combinations I discovered on my journey. So instead of boring people with its merits with my limited vocabulary I decided to share this delicious dish with other hungry Londoners. Teaming up with my good friend Carrine, whose grandmother ran a hugely successful restaurant in Mexico, we run a simple Cevcihe supper club from my home in sunny Tooting, South London. Held in the eclectic confines of 100 Trinity Towers The Ceviche Super Club aims to showcase the freshest of ceviches, inspired by Tom & Carine’s adventures in the Americas, as well as other Latin classics to warm the cockles and inspire the soul.