This sunshine was on our side this summer as we hosted three alfresco supper clubs, each one located in one of our favourite secret community gardens (there are quite a few of these gems in the city), using ingredients from the garden itself. Diners don’t know where the dinner will take place until tit is revealed on our social channels the day before.
We kicked off with a dinner just around the corner from Cub at St Mary’s Community Garden, our drinks guru Luke made some some tasty absinthe using the plants growing there, and head chef Gus served up 'London Honey' from the bees buzzing around our heads, with a Jenga-style stack of Westcombe Cheddar. We also used rhubarb for our margaritas sourced from Ryan’s sister's garden - thanks Natasha!
We then hosted a sell-out supper at King’s Cross Skip Garden, a calm little sanctuary in the middle of a hectic part of the city. Here we roasted some fat peaches in the community pizza oven, and created canapés from seeded rye bread baked right on site in the garden kitchen.
Finishing with our final supper club of the summer at Stepney Green farm, home to cute piglets, goats and chickens, this place was also rich with menu opportunities, growing lots of fruit, vegetables and herbs on site in their bountiful allotments.
After such a successful run of our first ever supper clubs, and thankfully not a drop of rain, we’re looking forward to hosting a whole new series next year in some new and exciting places (we may even be venturing out of east London!) We’ll keep you posted.