Aldgate, London – buy tickets here
My next supper club and the last in the seasonal mushrooms series is taking place on 26th November at the Café from Crisis London, Aldgate.
Seasonal Dinner Parties’ Supper Club – Winter Mushroom Feast will take people through a seven-course tasting menu with drinks for £45, celebrating how wonderful 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, and selected producers donate their product or heavily discount it so more money can go to Crisis.
Celebrating wild and preserved foods, local, British products and foodstuffs from worthy causes from further afield, the menu will highlight the many mushrooms available in the winter – especially those sometimes weird and wonderful cultivated mushrooms grown in fascinating and huge sustainable facilities. We’ll also still have some ceps, yellow and grey chanterelles, pied de mouton, trompette*, and hopefully there will also be some puffballs around! The wild mushrooms will be foraged in the UK and Europe, and will share the limelight with some interesting niche meats, 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.
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, but gluten and wheat free is available. 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