No fear! Our hosts have got what it takes to make you feel ready to bestow peace on earth and goodwill to all men again. So get out there and eat drink and be merry. If you're going to make New Year resolutions in about a month, make 'em count!
LAST FEW SPOTS! Russian Revels host a Mingling Club featuring Bond, Burlesque, and lots of vodka cocktails. Shaken not stirred, obviously. Dress to kill. At the exquisite brand new St James theatre. - Tue 4 Dec, SW1
NEW! Massively popular Peruvian popup The Last Days of Pisco return to their Dalston roots for Christmas, serving up hot stew and winter cocktails in addition to their signature ceviche for 5 nights in Dec. - Fridays & Saturdays, 7+8, 14+15, 21 Dec, N1
You might remember her from the Hackney Wicked Arts Festival. Zoe's Ghana Kitchen is ghana launch her monthly suppers at her popup's new home Carlton Cafe this weekend, with a brand new winter warming menu including tilapia grilled with fresh ginger and garlic; jallof rice with chicken and scotch bonnet coleslaw, and her notorious "queue round the blow" peanut butter stew with lamb. Can't decide what to get? Get your gang together so you can order 1 of everything. - Sat 1 Dec, E3
NEW! Wild Serai Malaysian Supperclub keeps hosting seafood-themed banquets, and the guests just keep clamouring for more more more! So what better way to end the year to give in and dive in? Into Malaysian butter crabs, specifically. And drunken prawns. And spicy clams. And deep fried sweet and sour tilapia. Remember to come up for air occasionally! - Sat 8 Dec, KT3 (20 minutes train from Waterloo)
NEW! Chef Ian of The Candlestick Maker Supperclub is still being a tad secretive about his next menu for now, but he's promising a "Proper Londoners Festive Feast:" where cultures from across London collide in a festive, debauched, indulgent tirade of tantalising titbits, tastes and troubadours. What's not to like? - Sat 8 Dec, E5
NEW! Bocca di Lupo alum Chris now runs ONE Table supperclub, which begins a new residency at Soho Kitchen Club where Chris will be embracing the flavours of Britain, Italy and Spain. Look out for braised oxtail, polenta cakes and roast spiced plums to warm your cockles at his next dinner. - Mon 10 Dec, W1
NEW! Ever tried the cuisine of Piedmont (e.g. the home of the Slow Food movement)? Merenda Sinoira Supperclub wants to share their traditions, foods and wine from their native Turin. Learn about toma cheese, salame muletta and bunets are in the most delicious way possible. - Sun 16 Dec, SE1
Foodie Haunts hosts the Cambridge Food Tour, which includes 7 food tastings and English tipples - Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays until 8 Dec, CB2
Thrill the kids in your life (even if the biggest kid is you!) by learning how to decorate cupcakes with a Christmas theme (5+13+16 Dec), and how to create your very own loveable red-nosed Rudolf out of sugarpaste (11+19 Dec), with Rock Bakehouse.
Get Inspiration for the Big Festive Meals
Why buy a panettone that's been sitting on the shelf for weeks when you can make one at home? Bake with Maria will show you how in her Christmas Baking class. You will also make a cranberry and mulled wine cake, as well as some chocolate treats with Christmas flavoured caramel. - Sun 16 Dec, NW8
Because You Are Super Organised
NEW! Table for 10 Vietnamese Supperclub just announced their first 2 dates for the new year, so get ahead of the queue! It'll still be winter then, so with any luck Chef Damon will make his amazing Vietnamese duck ramen, or perhaps his reviving pho. - Sat 2 Feb + 9 Mar, E1
NEW! Chef Mia of CPH Good Food in Copenhagen is hosting a New Nordic supper here in London to showcase New Nordic cuisine and its innovative use of seasonal, wild, smoked and preserved ingredients. Dinner ala Dane is being served at the Culinary Anthropologist's kitchen in Highbury. - Sat & Sun 16 + 17 Feb
Wild ingredients are all the rage but how do you know what to pick and eat that's safe and legal? Food Safari and urban wild food expert Nick Salt Marsh will take you on a guided foray to discover the wild abundance of Stoke Newington. Their extended foray includes a wild food cookery demo and lunch. Because what you'll find is heavily dictated by the seasons, foraging sessions tend to get booked out a year in advance (we've learned the hard way). So if you're keen, map your way to the "Book Now" button. - Forays 18 May + 5 Oct; Forays + lunch 22 Jun + 14 Sep
Press Coverage & Reviews
- Your Source Today attends their first supperclub ever at Yummy Choo's Mauritian Sunday Feast. They've hailed it "A Truly Edible Experience" and now they can't wait to try their next one!
- Peaches and Donuts revels in her rendezvous with Lady Luck-Sa at Plusixfive Singapore Supperclub.
- Our Singakong / Hongapore Sunday Feast by FedbyTang Hongkong Supperclub and Plusixfive Singapore Supperclub wowed Simply Splendiferous, Charlotte Hu Photography, and London Tastin
- Malaysia Kitchen applauds what Wild Serai is doing for Malaysian cuisine in London. Edible Experiences also received kudos for helping the supperclub movement in London grow rapidly in popularity. Our absolute pleasure Malaysia Kitchen! *burp*
We also had some requests for an All-Star supperclub, so that guests can try multiple supperclubs in one go before committing to one in the host's home. What do you think? Is this something you would be interested in?
That's all for this time around. Until our next newsletter, soup up your soup and wrap up warm if eating wraps outdoors, yeah.