Supper Clubs

Seasonal Dinner Parties’ Supper Club – Winter Mushroom Feast

26th November 2016, Aldgate, London – buy tickets here

Seasonal Dinner Parties’ Supper Club – Autumnal Mushrooms

17th September 2016, Aldgate, London – buy tickets here

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Photo courtesy of The Mushroom Book, Lorenz Books

An autumn feast is in the making! Taking place on 17th September at the Café from Crisis London, Aldgate, Seasonal Dinner Parties’ Supper Club – Autumnal Mushrooms will take people through a seven-course tasting menu with drinks for £45, celebrating how wonderful wild mushrooms are this time of year. The profit made through the supper club goes to the Crisis charity, which helps integrate homeless people back into society.

Celebrating wild foods, local, British products and foodstuffs from worthy causes from further afield, the menu will highlight the many autumn mushrooms available – this really is their time to shine. We’ll have the best ceps, yellow and grey chanterelles, pied de mouton, truffles, trompette, and hopefully some weird and wonderful lesser known fungi, like the cauliflower mushroom (looks like cauli), lobster mushroom (you get the idea) and puffballs! (That one’s self-explanatory.) The wild mushrooms will be foraged in the UK and Europe, and will share the limelight with some interesting Kent-grown apple varieties from Loddington Farm, as well as a selection of niche cheeses, spirits and wines.

I will cook my menu and host on the night, explaining the thoughts behind the dishes and why certain products and producers have been used – and of course, share my love of mushrooms! All producers listed on the menu, which is revealed on the night, have donated or heavily discounted their produce so a larger amount of the ticket price will go to charity.

The evening starts at 7pm and tickets are £45 for a non-vegetarian or vegetarian seven-course menu, paired with alcoholic or/and non-alcoholic drinks. The menu contains gluten and wheat, as well as dairy. There are only 40 places available and you’ll be able to download the recipes and time plan to cook a dinner party at home for six people with the same menu after the event.

A collaboration with New Covent Garden Market-based supplier Mushroom Man, who supplies mushrooms to some of the top restaurants and chefs in London, the supper club will feature some recipes from The Mushroom Book, co-authored by Michael Hyams (aka Mushroom Man) and myself, which is due to be published by Lorenz Publishing at the end of the year.

Any questions, drop me a line or tweet,
Liz

*P.S. Wild products are very much subject to availability, as nature dictates. Mushroom Man sources from excellent commercial foragers though, so it’s more than likely we will have the full house.


Seasonal Dinner Parties’ Supper Club: It’s all about fruit and veg

Thursday 28th July £35

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I am putting on a supper club that’s all about fruit and vegetables on Thursday 28th July, at new wine and cocktail bar 68 and Boston in Soho, London. My menu, below, will include an arrival glass of sherry and an amuse bouche, as well as four fruit-and-veg focused courses. Now, don’t get the wrong idea – you’re not going to be wading through tonnes of radishes and peashoot, and coming out hungry (and pissed), this is real food, making the most of all summer has to offer us in this country and further afield.

 

The menu:

Amuse bouche

Oyster mushroom ceviche

Rare beef or barbecued aubergine on red and sweet potato

salad with courgette flowers,

sweet and sour tomatoes, and a tarragon aioli

Cherry cream cake

Coffee and homemade chocolates and jellies

£35 per person, includes a welcome sherry

Wines and cocktails available at the bar

This is the wine list (all wine is £20 a bottle, £17 a 500ml carafe or £6.50 a glass)

Book tickets – here

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Seasonal Dinner Parties’ Supper Club – Summer Mushrooms

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Photo courtesy of The Mushroom Book, Lorenz Books

Hello!

I’m back with another supper club – this time celebrating mushrooms in summer, as well as all those lovely seasonal morsels we couldn’t wait to get our hands on through the cold winter months.

Taking place on 25th June at the Café from Crisis London, Aldgate, Seasonal Dinner Parties’ Supper Club – Summer Mushrooms is a seven-course tasting menu with drinks for £45 – and the profit goes to the Crisis charity, which helps integrate homeless people back into society.

Celebrating wild foods, local, British products and foodstuffs from worthy causes from further afield, the menu will highlight the summer mushrooms girolle (or golden chanterelle as they are sometimes called) and summer truffles, foraged in the UK and Europe, as well as some of the mushrooms grown all-year round in facilities across Europe and the world, like shameji, oyster and enoki.

I will cook my menu and host on the night, explaining the thoughts behind the dishes and why certain products and producers have been used – and of course, share my love of mushrooms!

The menu will also star heritage tomatoes from Thanet Earth, straight-from-the-farm strawberries and raspberries from Ladysden Farm in Kent, award-winning English sparkling wine, Castle Brook’s Classic Cuvee from Wye Valley’s Cobrey Farms, Cornish cheese, some liquid treats from British potato grower-turned-distiller William Chase, product from excellent Italian rice producerGallo and Madécasse chocolate – one of the only chocolate products exported from Madagascar that’s fully made and packagedin the African country. All producers listed have donated or heavily discounted their produce so a larger amount of the ticket price will go to charity.

The evening starts at 7pm and tickets are £45 for a non-vegetarian, pescatarian or vegetarian seven-course menu, paired with alcoholic or/and non-alcoholic drinks. The menu contains gluten and wheat, as well as dairy. There are only 40 places available and you’ll be able to download the recipes and time plan to cook a dinner party at home for six people with the same menu after the event.

A collaboration with New Covent Garden Market-based supplier Mushroom Man, who supplies mushrooms to some of the top restaurants and chefs in London, the supper club will feature some recipes from The Mushroom Book, co-authored by Michael Hyams (aka Mushroom Man) and myself, which is due to be published by Lorenz Publishing this autumn.

Thank you to everyone who came to last month’s sell-out spring supper club – hoping to both see some familiar faces and some new ones next month!

Any questions, drop me a line or tweet,
Liz

 

*P.S. Wild products are very much subject to availability, as nature dictates. Mushroom Man sources from excellent commercial foragers though, so it’s more than likely we will have the full house. If not, we can blame it on the weatherman (and celebrate the season with replacements).

 

Past parties: 
Seasonal Dinner Parties’ Supper Club –
Mushrooms in Spring

Seasonal Dinner Parties’ Supper Club – Mushrooms in Spring took place on 23rd April at the Café from Crisis London, Aldgate.

Celebrating wild foods, local, British and Irish products and foodstuffs from worthy causes from further afield, it was a seven-course tasting menu highlighting the joys of spring eating and included springtime wild mushrooms like morels, St George’s and mousserons, foraged in the UK and Europe, as well as some of the mushrooms grown all-year round in facilities across Europe and the world.

The menu starred purple asparagus and award-winning English sparkling wine, Castle Brook’s Classic Cuvee both from Wye Valley’s Cobrey Farms, edible flower and herb gems from Westlands (the horticultural Aladdin’s cave of the Midlands), Sheridan’s Irish artisan farmhouse cheeses, local East London Moonshine from Moonshine Kid (yes, it’s that kind of dinner party) and Madécasse chocolate – one of the only chocolate products exported from Madagascar that’s fully made and packaged there.

This was the menu:

Moonshine and apple blossom aperitif

@moonshine_kid @westlandswow

an amuse bouche of mushroom caviar

mousseron mushroom consommé

@mrmushroomman @westlandswow

morel bread with whipped garlic butter

with Castle Brook Classic Curée 2010

@castlebrookwine

pulled Suffolk salt marsh lamb shoulder with St George’s mushrooms in a pie cup topped with a raw purple asparagus and wild garlic salad

@wyevalleyasp @mrmushroomman

served with Brightwell Vineyard’s Oxford Regatta

for dessert, orange blossom mousse with dark chocolate and honeycomb

@madecasse @westlandswow

chestnut mushroom biscuits with Sheridan’s Irish 15 Fields Cheddar

@sheridanscheese

and to sip, Astley’s Late Harvest sweet wine

@ashleyvineyards

espresso chocolate truffles, to finish

@madecasse

 

A collaboration with New Covent Garden Market-based supplier Mushroom Man, who supplies mushrooms to some of the top restaurants and chefs in London, the supper club featured some recipes from The Mushroom Book, co-authored by Michael Hyams (aka Mushroom Man) and myself, which is due to be published by Lorenz Publishing, autumn 2016.

This is the first of a series of seasonal mushroom-themed pop-up restaurant nights that I’ll be putting on at the cafe throughout the year and all profit goes to the Crisis charity, which helps integrate homeless people back into society.

 

*P.S. Wild products are very much subject to availability, as nature dictates. Mushroom Man sources from excellent commercial foragers though, so it’s more than likely we will have the full house. If not, we can blame it on the weatherman (and celebrate the season with replacements).

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