3 Post/s by Tag: Supper Club

Yuppying it up with the Young Turks and the Clove Club

10 Jul 2011

“Surprise! I’ve arranged an interview for you for a fancy Canary Wharf job” I joked as we walked into an old office block. I could see the initial confidence that the birthday surprise I was providing would be a restaurant meal dissolve into bewilderment and mild panic.

The reaction could be read as clearly as if it had been framed within a speech bubble above the confused face. “Huh? What is this place? Oh god, could it really be for a job interview? Or worse, a job interview with a cooking component!”

Corporate now but rest assured there are beautiful photos to come!

Corporate now but rest assured there are beautiful photos to come!

In actual fact I had booked a dinner session with The Clove Club featuring Young Turks – a trio of London’s most exciting young chefs. It was part of the Restaurants in Residence showcase of the best restaurants in London’s underground, pop-up, dining scene. (more…)

Vietnamese Cookery Class at Fernandez and Leluu

15 Feb 2011

What an amazing day of eating it was at the Fernandez and Leluu Vietnamese Cookery Class. Run by Uyen (the Vietnamese cuisine connoisseur of supper club extraordinares Fernandez and Leluu)  I can gladly say that it had the same friendly, informal feel of their lovely supper club and we ended up being very, VERY well fed. But what’s more we also got to be behind the scenes! Great fun!

Uyen shows us how it's done!

Uyen shows us how it's done!

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My Year of Food 2010: Part 3

9 Jan 2011

Here is my final post in the My Year of Food 2010 series with the last lot of foodie highlights from the past year:

Fernandez and Leluu (30th October 2010)

After first hearing about Secret Supper Clubs in London two years ago I was excited to be finally attending one last year, Fernandez and Leluu located in East London.  Run fortnightly by friendly couple Simon and Uyen, their dishes are influenced by their respective birth places of Spain and Vietnam.  Not knowing quite what to expect I found it had the lovely informal atmosphere of going to dinner at a friend of a friend’s house; hugely welcoming with plenty of opportunities to meet new people.

On the night we attended they were doing a charity dinner for Action Against Hunger in association with food brand Unearthed.  Quite a few of their dishes during our 6 course meal incorporated ingredients from Unearthed, and we even got to take home some surplus products at the end of the meal.  I must say it felt great to be stuffing our faces with delicious food knowing it was all for a good cause.

Beautiful scented roses on the table, our BYO wine... and Elvis

Beautiful scented roses on the table, our BYO wine... and Elvis

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