Six new supper clubs are coming to East Village, E20 this spring. As we emerge from winter hibernation, come and join Fish House, Signorelli, Tina, We Salute You, Darkhorse, Ted's Veg and Village Vanguard in a unique travel-themed Supper Club experience. Six different venues, over 12 weeks in intimate settings with people who all have one thing in common: a universal love of food. From India to Italy and England, to Spain via Japan and France, if you fancy travelling North, South, West and East part of the sphere, you must join us for these exciting new residencies.
Fish House - 14th/15th March 2018 - East Meets East
Join Fish House for an evening of discovery, as guest chef Sultana Qureshi incorporates the tastes, smells, sights and sounds of flavours from India and the melting pot of East End - just beyond East Village! Embracing a pantheon of coastal dishes and pre-partition Indian flavours, Sultana's menu takes inspiration from her Bengali, Indian and Pakistani roots, and the immigrant communities that have come to London's East End and. This taster menu pays homage to all of the varied tastes of regional spice and product of Indian subcontinents and Sultana's authentic and traditional cooking methods, using seasonal produce but giving a cheeky nod to her East End roots.
Signorelli - 29th March 2018 - Escape to the Italian Riviera
During these colder months, founder of Signorelli and Italian food lover, Alberto, gets nostalgic for his hometown in Liguria, on the Italian Riviera. Once guests have enjoyed a welcome glass of Rossese, Alberto will cook them a feast that brings his roots to life and puts his most favoured childhood gastronomic memories on their plate. It's all about fresh, seasonal, flavoursome ingredients that create simple, yet distinct flavours. Food that for centuries fed farmers, sailors and highlanders... Unique vegetables, Mediterranean catch and the unforgettable taggiasca olives are just a handful of the wonderful ingredients that will feature in this three-course menu. Come and escape to the Italian Riviera for one night with us in East Village! Meet the chef, ask questions and share your culinary knowledge.
Tina, We Salute You - 11th/12th April 2018 - You'll get what you're given or fill up on biscuits!
An ambiguous supper club in an ambiguous venue... The award-winning third wave cafe, Tina, We Salute You, welcomes guests to feast on a five-course menu curated with owner Steve's mums' motto in mind - "you'll get what you're given..." The fun doesn't stop there, as guests tantalise their taste buds, they will be able to request their favourite ballads from the 80's and 90's which guest Pianist, Nick Thorne, will perform live on the evening.
Darkhorse - 26th April 2018 - Travel to the Basque Country
Darkhorse is a modern European restaurant and cocktail bar - with Spanish influenced food and drink wrapped in a British attitude. Dedicated to just one area of Spain, the Basque Country, this Supper Club has a four-course set menu which encompasses the northern coastal roads from San Sebastian to Bilbao through to small fishing villages like Getaria. Basque cuisine is wide-ranging and innovative, based on ingredients sourced from the Cantabrian sea, local gardens and farms. If any one feature stands out in the gastronomy, it's the use of seasonal, top quality produce - cooked well, with little fuss. This menu reflects some of those great ingredients and some of the chefs' favourite dishes eaten whilst travelling around the region.
Ted's Veg - 10th May 2018 - Vegan Japanese
If you enjoy raw vegan food and are keen to discover Japanese-inspired cooking methods using plant-based ingredients, this four-course Supper Club is for you. The superfood menu curated by guest chef, Marie Soh, aims to show the goodness of raw whole foods - not cooked, but warmed to preserve their nutritious elements. Learn as you eat about the antioxidant properties and elements in each of the dishes, that help to boost bone health, assist in reducing cholesterol and improve the overall wellbeing of your heart. A fitting end to a health-inducing meal, finish off the evening with a course that delights the palette and calms the body.
Village Vanguard - 29th May 2018 - Voyage en France
Voyage en France aims to turn Village Vanguard into a Bistrot Parisien. Chef Pierre Colle and Village Vanguard supper club host Gigi Baguette will be cooking dishes from their hometown and other places they've worked in France. Expect everything from fine dining recipes to secrets from their grandmothers' recipe books. You'll enjoy a four-course meal with matching wines, chosen by wine specialist Thierry Talibon (or Titi) from esteemed supplier Caves de Pyrene. www.lescaves.co.uk.
To book Voyage en France, ring Village Vanguard 020 8536 1439 or email info [at] villagevanguarde20.com
These events are open to groups of friends, couples and even single people, book it now while you still can!