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  1. Fin & Flounder

    August 11, 2011 by Dini

    Fishmongers do Supperclubs…

    5th August 2011

    I first heard of Fin & Flounder (Fishmongers based in Hackney, London), whilst dining at Grazing Asia, as they had donated some superb tuna for the event. After starting to follow them on twitter, I discovered that they were starting to host supperclubs. A little like Bonnie and Wild, they too are spreading the word of amazing produce via great word of mouth and  supperclubs.

     

    This was a fun event, where @SloLondon (my dining guest) and I cosied upto other guests on the pew-bench like dining set-up. With BYO, we sipped on chilled Pinet and this was a great accompaniment to the terrific sea-food odessey. They pitched the mini- portion sizes just right, considering there were five courses in total. £30 for the five courses and allowing for BYO, was also great value, considering ingredients of lobster, sea-bream and salmon/tuna steaks.

    Things to look out for: F&F have themed menu nights too, they’ve done Ceviche and Asian menu’s so far…

     
    To find out about the fishmongers ‘Fin & Flounder’ & their events: http://www.finandflounder.com/
    Edible Experiences 

     


  2. Bonnie & Wild SupperClub

    June 21, 2011 by Dini

    It was Bonnie & a ‘wee’ Wild…

    19th June 2011

     Showcasing the best of Scottish produce, Bonnie Gull, Fisherman’s Mission and Wild Game Co have joined forces to create some unique pop-up supperclub nights. 

    Hosted in a M.Manze’s traditional Pie & Mash shop in Chapel Market (Angel), diners are seated in wooden church-like pews. Mo-town classics are the background sound-track, heightened by the chatter and laugther of the other diners. My dining guests and I went on their first  Saturday night and it was completely sold-out.

    The organisers’ ethos is to provide sustainable, organic, fresh and British sourced food.  For this they tick all the boxes, the seafood and game cooked to perfection but sides and sauces needed work. The one option for dessert – ‘Burnt Cream’ was a disappointment and I’m not sure what it was supposed to be. Alas, I’ll give them a break as they were only starting out and we were getting a reduced rate (3 courses for £20, usually £29).

    Watch out: Cash only… so make you make a trip to the ATM first

    Make sure to: Take advantage of the BYO

     

    Bonnie & Wild, 74 Chapel Market, N1 9ER

    Website: http://bonniewild.co.uk/

     

     

     

     

     

     


  3. ‘MasterChef’ Friday Food Club

    April 11, 2011 by Dini

    Friday Food Club Meza Pop-Up

     

    Wednesday 6th April 2011

    Not a Friday, not in Lee (Creator in the Kitchen) & Fi (FOH)’s usual BlackHeath residence and not a humble supperclub menu like any other…

    Instead, I joined quite a few others in booking in for a special pop-up in Meza hosted by the Friday Food Club, pulling in a few of their friends… Anna Hansen (of The Moden Pantry) and these two:

    'Chefs' - Dhruv Baker & Lisa Faulkner

    'Chefs' - Dhruv Baker & Lisa Faulkner

     

    *****

    Soho Breeze

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    Friday Food Club Amuse Bouche

    (Possibly the best amuse bouche I’ve ever tasted, with sweet green peas and chorizo, a vividly decorated and tasty delight)

    *****

    British Asparagus with Tarragon Butter, Deep Fried Burford Brown Egg & Parmesan Shavings

    served with

    Christophe et Fils Chablis 2009 (from Naked Wines)

    (Firstly, apologies for my photos, I haven’t done the Burford Brown egg justice. The ‘money shot’ indeed was on the slice when the yolk seeped)

    *****

    Pan Fried Sea Bream, Crispy Squid & Compound Butter

    *****

    Belly of Pork, Spiced Stuffing, Butternut Squash Puree, Pomme Anna, Apple Jelly & Coriander Jus

    served with

    Fairhills Vineyard Fairtrade Mendoza Malbec 2009 (from Origin Wine)

    (The spiced stuffing balls were divine as was the crackling, which I snuck extra’s of from the platter)

    *****

    Bison Grass Vodka & Mint Panna Cotta, Roasted Cardomom & Honey Figs on Shortbread

    served with

    Benjamin Dernault Montahuc 2007 (from Naked Wines)

    (The combo of Zubrowka bison grass vodka with creamy panna cotta wasn’t for me, however it did have a stunning wibbly wobble)

    *****

    Mint Tea

    *****

    I loved the fact that all diners, were given a Friday Food Club muffin at the end of the night. For those who could eat another morsel either there or in the cab home (which I couldn’t) or in my case, devoured for breakfast the next morning. It’s cute touches such as this that made me appreciate the night and value the efforts of our Host and Organiser – Lee (not forgetting wonderful Fi, not pictured!)

     

    Our Host - Lee

    Our Host - Lee

    To find out more details about Friday Food Club and future events, go to http://www.fridayfoodclub.com/

     

     


  4. Ms MarmiteLover’s Lunch

    February 16, 2011 by Dini

    Kerstin Roger’s @ ‘Mixed Grill’

    12th February 2011

     

    When booking for the inaugural Fire & Knives event – ‘Mixed Grill’, I saw the option to book in for a luncheon hosted by MsMarmiteLover  (Kerstin Rogers) and jumped at the chance. Her supper clubs, usually held at her Kilburn residence (which for an Eastender like myself, is too far a trek) and her making ES’ 1000 most influential in 2010, I knew this would be a hot ticket. Indeed it was, I dined with seventy other food-lovers and my table was a hot-bed with Richard Vines, Sudi Pigott, Hannah Norris and Maureen Mills at the helm.

    The table was dressed with cute mix and match china tea cups and candles. The placemats as per my photo, was a plug (and why not) to Kerstin’s upcoming first book ‘Supper Club’. Waitresses in cute French maid type outfits and Kerstin with her signature headpiece on show.

    Ms Marmite Lover

    Ms Marmite Lover - Kerstin Rogers

     

    Our starter was accompanied with a demo, with a difference. Our scallops for our soup were cooked on a massive salt slab and then sprinkled with vanilla salt to season. The sizzle on the salt slab, was enticing and it seemed to act just like a plancha. We were handed a plate of
    different salts to take a look at, the colour array and textures were impressive.

    Salt Plate

    Salt Plate

     

    My favourite, were the truffle salt used to season the roasted potatoes, they were magnificent.

     

    *****

    Starters:

    Cream of scallop soup

    *****

    Mains:

    Dressed whole salmon in aspic

    Pea shoots, radish, cucumber and blood orange salad

    Truffled potatoes

    *****

    Dessert:

    Almond Blancmange with rhubarb jelly

    Rhubarb syllabub

    Swan meringues with rose water, almonds and blackberries

    *****

    Digestifs:

    Italian cheese board supplied by The Deli Station

    White and Red wines by Ten Green Bottles

    Coffee from Douwe Egberts

    The drama of the whole salmon for mains and the swan meringues for dessert, were just right for such a large group. They were easy to share dishes, with someone acting as ‘Mother’ to spoon out portions. What I enjoyed about this meal was the chance to share good, simple food over a
    table with other food-lovers. It’s only afterwards that I discovered that Kerstin is actually a pescetarian, but I didn’t notice the omittance of meat, as there was so much else on offer and show.

    To find out more-  MsMarmiteLover’s Suppers’