The vegetarian and raw food scene in London has really taken off and V-Curious Supper Club is right on the mark. When we visited it not only opened our eyes to the possibilities of healthy vegan living, but it also left us absolutely stuffed and gluttonously satisfied.
The mission of Chef’s Playground is to deliver food from hands that have been working in the industry at a high level but haven’t been given the spotlight of celebrity chefs.
Chef’s Playground is a pop-up dining experience/collaborative platform where talented chefs can showcase their gastronomic skills in changing locations.
The Russian Revels host a series of supper club soirees with a twist, designed to entertain and revolutionize Eastern-European cuisine. These generous portioned boozy meals, consisting of anything between 12 zakuski (Russian appetisers, tapas like) to 5-8 courses are created by rummaging through pre-revolutionary cookbooks, re-inventing communist classics and creating interpretations of recipes from across the ex-USSR.
Supper clubs may be perched on the fringe of the London Foodie scene like a well kept secret and underground club, but The London Foodie Supper Club sits well and truly near the core. The popular events hosted by Luiz Hara, who trained at Le Cordon Bleu, offer Japanese home cooking right from his incredibly stylish North London home.
Saigon-born Uyen Luu hosts the popular Vietnamese fusion Leluu’s supper club in a secret location in Hackney. Further to her intimate supper clubs, Uyen shares her skills as a Vietnamese food consultant and also holds Vietnamese cooking classes in her home.
Duo Alex and Tom live out their recipe ideas through The Basement Galley an ambitious culinary undertaking: a hybrid of secret supperclub, cutting-edge pop-up and social interaction. Alex the head chef, is a graduate of the Le Cordon Bleu School, Paris, training under some of France’s top chefs, while Tom is the company finance director and together they develop and foster a passion for food.