Do you know the proper way to eat an English scone? If your answer is just lather it with a topping and take a bite, then you are in for a real treat with Society by Supreme. Forget the hard, tasteless scones that are impossible to butter, and cannot be saved with homemade jam. Instead we got an inside look on how to eat a proper scone from Stephen Moorby, Director of Operations and the chef behind Society’s concept.
“At Society we’ve taken elements of things that are trendy, but fashionable as well,” he said, “but we have been specific about some of the items, such as the scones. You cannot get a proper English scone and clotted cream in the Middle East. Even in Dubai you just can’t get it.”
Well, the bazaar team got a taste of the delicious tradition right here in Kuwait. Moorby introduced us to an unbelievably light and airy fruit scone served with butter, real clotted cream and homemade jam. We split the scone, buttered the piece added jam and the clotted cream, and let the heavenly tastes explode in our mouths.
That is the kind of delicious tradition you can find at Society by Supreme. As soon as you walk-in you can feel the richness and dedication seeping from red couches, old prints of people sharing food from all walks of life framed in gold, black and white and chandeliers hanging from the high ceilings to give the perfect lounge feel. It is time to get comfortable, and ready to enjoy a delicious meal.
Guests choose dining options from an innovated menu crossed with a magazine that Moorby calls a menuzine. It has all the same basic elements of a menu with mouthwatering pictures and detailed descriptions. However, you will also find uncommon knowledge about foods you eat all the time. Find out where the word ‘soup’ came from, how the omelet originated and what it really means to have an English breakfast.
Yet amazing ambiance and entertainment (catch the World Cup this summer on one of their flat screen televisions or pick up a book from the library set along the left wall) are almost forgotten, once you begin to enjoy the incredible foods offered at Society.
The menu offers an exceptional breakfast menu that is sure to make a splash in Kuwait. We tried the French toast made with two freshly baked brioche buns, baked with a sweet egg custard and served with fresh strawberries with cinnamon powdered sugar and your choice of maple or whipped cream.
For something more savory try the Full Monty breakfast baguette, a slice of beef bacon with mushroom omelette, grilled tomatoes and the homemade Lorne sausage. The sausage is a special recipe created by Moorby himself, to mirror the Scottish tradition. His a la Kuwait version uses veal, beef and lamb instead of the traditional pork and beef, but slices them in the same square pieces as the original. Layer on your choice wholemeal or white baguettes, and you have a delicious breakfast sandwich that won’t weigh you down for the rest of the day.
If it’s too late in the day for breakfast, choose from incredible soups, salads, and mains that are bound to get your taste buds dancing and asking for more. From a quinoa salad that is simple, and void of typical overwhelming onion and garlic tastes to a variety of soups that are reminiscent of our Cafe Supreme favorites. We had the chance to try the delicious vegetable mille fuille, thinly sliced and toasted bread layered with slow roasted capsicums and tomatoes, lemon feta cream and topped with black olive tapenade that was an incredible blend of sour and sweet and an amazing balance of crunchy and creamy.
But, let’s get down to the meat of the business. Society has broken away from a tradition of marinating every type of chicken in the typical garlic, onion, parsley mix. Each dish is marinated to enhance the flavor, so that, for example, the popular Santa Fe Chicken salad in Cafe Supreme at Society features chicken with cajun spices instead of the traditional marinate. Yet, it is the tricolor chicken tikka that really pops. Each of the three flavors, a green coriander based, yellow saffron and a red tomato tikka is a burst of flavor that compliments the juicy and tender meat. For a little added dash try it with their hari ali or raita sauces for an extra kick.
When it comes to red meat, there is no skimping at Society. Every piece of red meat that is served at society is USDA Grade A Black Angus steak. They’ve kept to tradition on this one with three basic types of steak: rib-eye, New York and tenderloin with your choice of sauces or flavored butter.
For dessert we were surprised at the delicious steamed cake served with caramel and vanilla sauces, the Eton Mess sundae with crême chantilly, meringue, fresh strawberries, raspberries and cherry sauces and the creme brûlée with a twist of ginger and chaat masala in the caramelized sugar.
There is so much more at Society that we have not even begun to discuss, enough to fill a menuzine! Pies, tarts, pizzas, pastas and burgers are all done to perfection at Society. So head over to Levels restaurant complex in Mahboula for a culinary experience you will never forget.
Society is now open in the Levels restaurant complex in Mahboula. Follow them on Instagram