On November 6 the top of Main Street will change. What has for many years been known as Clacker’s Cafe, a purveyor of hearty and traditional food and snacks, will officially become ‘Organos Vitales.’
So what exactly is ‘Organos Vitales?’ Well, the name is Spanish to reflect the nationality of Ellis Clacker’s collaborator Miguel Sanchez Da Sousa and literally means vital organs, which hints at the main theme of the menu – the perennial Soddenham favourite – offal!
Gone are the chalk boards and wipe clean menus, the postcards on the back wall from customers that tell the story of the ever broadening horizons of local people over the years (this has been generously donated to the SHSACC!) and the long service and memorial plaques of those who bravely served in the kitchen.
The place has been through an astonishing transformation; entirely stripped out and refurbished with new atmospheric lighting, and a state of the art kitchen. The dining area is no longer ‘wipe clean’ – the tiled walls, lino, formica tables and plastic seats have been swept away in favour of pale wood and green upholstery, elegant, understated wallpaper and expensive carpets.
Sanchez Da Sousa has created a full and exciting menu that will suit all tastes (excepting those of the vegetarian pursuation) and has announced brand new ‘signature dish’ that will set the tone and standard for the whole menu that will be revealed on the opening night! Meanwhile, the sample menu should set those tastebuds tingling!
The opening on 6th of November is only available by a special invitation, and Ellis tells us that the restaurant is fully booked until the 21st, but your table at Organos Vitales can be reserved from Thursday 22nd November onwards.
We wish Ellis and Miguel all the very best in their new venture.