Tag: Supper club

This Spring the Pig & Butcher in Islington will be launching a new series of monthly supper clubs, each showcasing one of the restaurant’s producers and farmers. The specially curated feasts will focus on provenance and celebration of the suppliers produce by taking it from farm to fork, working side by side with Head Chef Michael Chan to create one-off dishes.

Kicking off the series will be a dinner with long term partners and good friends of the Pig & Butcher, Chart Farm, a family run farm near Sevenoaks, Kent who share the same passion and pride for the highest quality seasonal produce. On Wednesday 15th March, Simon Maynard will host an evening showcasing his rare breed of venison, Fallow Venison and Sika Venison.

The following months will see Paddock Farm in Oxfordshire and their Native Tamworth pigs and a showcase of beer fed Dexter beef from Duchess Farm, Hertfordshire. A meat-lovers dream, the evening will be dedicated to the various cuts promoting the different textures and flavours from the 65-day aged beef. Sixth-generation agriculturalist Oscar Harding from the farm will be in attendance to share his wealth of knowledge and love of his herd.

Our chain of independent farmers and suppliers who share our ethos for quality and sustainability are crucial to everything we do. The series of dinner will give diners an intimate look at our relationship with them by creating one-off menus showcasing their produce.” says Scott and Maria Hunter, Founders of Pig & Butcher.

The Pig & Butcher’s private dining room will act as the backdrop for each feast, with long sharing tables, guests will enjoy dishes with matching wines hand picked by Giles James, from Mission Estate, New Zealand’s oldest established winery.

Series events:
27th April – Duchess Farm, dishes based on slow cooked and underused cuts from Oscar Harding’s personal herd. Cuts will come from an 8-year-old cow raised on the untouched pastures of the farm and has been finished on beer grain and beer from Redchurch Brewery, Hackney.

25th May – Paddock Farm, Oxfordshire, will join the team in May showcasing the Tamworth pig, one of the oldest pig breeds in the world and a direct descendent of the wild boar.

29th July – Pop-up lunch at Duchess Farm. Embarking from the Pig & Butcher, guests will visit the farm to take in the surroundings and experience first hand how the farm interacts with the environment. On arrival, John ‘the poacher’ will give guests a guided tour of the main house and share his expertise on the wildlife and foraged foods, before a communal lunch featuring produce available on the farm including rabbit, crayfish, foraged herbs and Dexter beef.

24th August – Lake District Farmers Co-operative gather some of the best produce in the country from the surrounding Cumbrian farms. On the night, the Pig & Butcher team will base their menu around the new seasons milk fed ‘rose’ veal from Gatelands Farm in Penrith and Herdwick Lamb from Millbeck Farm in Ambleside.

28th September – Game Night, to welcome in the beginning of Game season, the menu on 28th will incorporate all the new seasons’ game from the Fells and Moors to the table.

To Book Please Contact:

Phone: 020 7226 8304
Address: Pig & Butcher, 80 Liverpool Road, London, N1 0QD
Email: crackling@thepigandbutcher.co.uk
Twitter / Instagram: @pigandbutcher

Opening Times:
Monday to Wednesday5pm - 11pm
Thursday5pm – 12am
Friday and Saturday12pm – 12 am
Sunday12pm - 11pm

Paul Winch-Furness / Photographer

Thursday 1 October 2015, 6.45pm Brewhouse & Kitchen Highbury

Book in for this first supperclub hosted by head brewer Thomas Voggesser.  This feast of flavours comprises a masterclass tasting of eight different craft beers, including unique house-brewed beers and international specialities.  Then enjoy three styles of Brewhouse & Kitchen’s succulent signature Beer Can Chicken for the table to share [minimum total group size is 10 people].  £40 ticket price per person. To book your place, please phone 0207 226 1026 or email to highbury@brewhouseandkitchen.com with the title ‘1 Octoberevent’.

Step into Brewhouse & Kitchen Highbury and you’ll see its gleaming copper microbrewery standing handsomely at the back of this quirky, former tram shed building.  The head brewer is at work there on most days, so stop for a chat and taste one of the house-brewed craft beers.  You’ll soon be hooked by the myriad of flavours and get thirsty to know all about brewing.   The beers are brewed just 4 metres from the bar!

Brewhouse & Kitchen Highbury, 2a Corsica Street, London N5 1JJ.

http://www.brewhouseandkitchen.com/highbury          Tw:  @BKHighbury


Hump day is back, and so are London’s favourite flatmates. The Little Yellow Door, renowned for keeping Notting Hill up at night, will at the end of the month launch a new tongue-in-cheek concept, namely, Kitchen Supper & Cocktails created as the perfect way to beat the mid week blues.

At the end of last year, the flatmates rose to fame with their entertaining house parties and sold-out Friday dinners, and from Wednesday 25th March they’re giving their guests yet another reason to knock on that door. TLYD’s Kitchen Supper & Cocktails will be an informal, no-fuss affair, on a first-come, first-served basis, designed for those looking for fun, and something a little different, without breaking the bank. Simply a good old fashioned home cooked meal among friends, only it’s not your home and you may not know the person next to you. (Though you will when you leave).

In terms of food, TLYD’s very own, The Wandering Chef will create a regularly changing menu, the first one being inspired by Luigi, the newest flatmate of the house fresh off the plane from Toscana. Presenting Luigi’s greatest hits, the Wednesday kitchen suppers will be a two-course indulgent affair, where diners can expect dishes such as, Raw Appeal, Smoked Beef, Ricotta and Capers, Say Cheese, Burrata, Aubergine, Rye and Oregano, Ducky Love, Egg Tagliatelle with Spiced Duck Ragu, and Luigi’s special weekly pasta will also be up for grabs. The Italian aperitif and icebreaker, Aperol, will be mixing up some cocktails at the housemates’ bar, serving up the ultimate Spritz, in perfect keeping with Luigi’s menu. The two-course meal and cocktail will be available for a cheeky £20 - it is only Wednesday after all.

When supper is over and the table has been cleared, the focus will turn to the bar, which also will be open throughout the whole evening, and in keeping with the pop-up’s habit of bringing people together, a new selection of quirky sharing cocktails will be introduced for guests to mingle over, such as the Van Wilder for two, an array of alcohols and flavours including tequila, rum, vodka, passion fruit and guava. Made in a home-style blender and built over ice, they will also be serving the ‘Leaving Las Vegas’, created for eight, it’s a mixture of rum, vodka, more rum and more rum, passion fruit and Guava.

Since the quirky pop-up bar, based on a fictional flatshare, opened its Little Yellow Door in October 2014, it has rapidly become a West London institution, and the infamous house parties have seen queues lining up far down Notting Hill Gate. Their popular Friday dinners tends to get booked up weeks in advance, so it is with great excitement the flat mates presents a more casual supper, appropriate for a Wednesday rendezvous, where anyone can pop in and pop-out, in the only London venue where bookings can be made via What’s App. It is true what they say: “Visiting The Little Yellow Door, you may arrive with three friends and leave with ten...”

London Evening Standard: “With top-notch food, killer drinks, silly games and free roam of the flat this is the ultimate house party — and everyone is invited"


...Launching Wednesday 25th March – no bookings required.

The Little Yellow Door

68 Notting Hill Gate

W11 3HT


Opening Times:

Wednesday: 6pm – 11pm

Thursday: 5pm – 11pm

Friday: 6pm - 1am

Saturday: 7pm – 1am

W: www.thelittleyellowdoor.co.uk


Renowned pop-up collective, The Art of Dining, will stage its latest creation from January. The experience will combine theatre, food and set design to create an immersive and interactive dining event to chase away the January blues and prove that the fun doesn’t stop at Christmas.

‘Gone Camping’ will see diners invited to lace up their walking boots, shake out their sleeping bags, and head to The Pickle Factory, near Bethnal Green. There they will find themselves on an urban camping expedition with a difference! Set designer Alice Hodge will transform the bare white walls of the space into a campsite in the English countryside. There will be billowing canvas, flickering lamplight, nature all around, the seagull’s cry – everything you might expect from a camping trip apart from the drizzle and mud.

There campers can release their inner Famous Five, boiling up water in a billy can, cooking and sharing food, and whittling sticks for toasting marshmallows. Those familiar with The Art of Dining’s signature interactive elements will not be disappointed, with mini-tutorials in camp craft, ghost stories galore, and a camp-fire sing-song to warm their cockles.

Five courses designed by chef Ellen Parr (Moro) will encapsulate the fun, experimental, and sometimes charcoal-y flavours of campsite cooking. In one evening, diners will experience a whole weekend of outdoors eating. Dishes include a posh pot-noodle (a version of Vietnamese pho); a Thai twist on the campfire barbecue; and a Moroccan breakfast dish with eggs and flat bread.

Gone Camping: perfect for anyone awaiting the return of the long, light evenings of summer.


Dining ticket: £55

7.30pm -11.00pm
Includes five-course dinner, welcome drink and entertainment
Tickets on sale at www.theartofdining.co.uk


List of dates in January 2015:

Tue 13th – Sun 18th

Tue 20th – Thur 22nd




13 - 14 The Oval


E2 9DU


Surrealist dinner party

In 1972, Baronness Marie-Hélène Rothschild threw a deliriously extravagant party for guests including Salvador Dali, Audrey Hepburn and Richard Burton. The result was the infamous ‘Diner de Têtes Surrealiste’. This August, Lemonade and Laughing Gas are inviting you to enter this world for their next immersive dining experience, where, with the help of the attendees they will be reimagining and reconstructing this notorious dinner party. Black tie and surrealist heads are compulsory. The rather exciting venue will be announced the week before (hint - East, Zone 2).

More clues will be unveiled in the weeks leading up to the event, and for those that wish, a downloadable journey route will be available from three different starting points, to lead you to the party in the way that L&LG know best.

The eating part of the evening will be art installation crossed with an experimental buffet: part sit down dinner, part eating journey discovered by you. The menu has been imagined by Moro head chef Flo Hillier, and is inspired by the 1972 menu's oddities such as ‘'Chevres hurlant de Tristesse' (roughly translated as 'cheese of goat screaming in post-coital sadness'). As usual, they are collaborating with genius mixologist Alex Orwin for mind-bending cocktails and expertly paired drinks.

Surrealist Dinner Party

14, 15, 16 August 2014
7pm - 1am
Secret Location
£45 tickets (dinner, cocktail, amusements and journeys)