Sunday, 15 July 2012

Global Feast Festival of International Supper Clubs in Stratford

This summer Global Feast takes over Stratford's Old Town Hall, with different supper clubs over 20 evenings to celebrate the cuisine of a different country.  Chefs are luminaries of the supper club scene, and it's curated by Ms Marmite Lover herself, so pick your country and make your booking!

"1. Wednesday 25th July, West African (Opening Dinner)
Guest Chef: Chris Massamba from Full House Supper Club and Sundia Food is our guest chef for the first night of the Feast. Chris has been a gourmet chef for over 14 years and takes his guests beyond the ordinary with his raw vegan food wonders.2. Thursday 26th July, Mediterranean
Guest Chef: to be announced
3. Friday 27th July, British (Olympic Opening Ceremony)
Guest Chef: Denise Baker-Mclean from the Moel Faban Secret Supper Club is our Welsh guest chef for British night. Denise won the Welsh regional heats on Britains Best Dish last year and received a nomination for the North Wales local food hero awards in 2011.
Guest Chef: Aoife Behan is our Scottish guest chef for British night. Aoife Behan is one half of Jelly+Gin Productions: a dining events collective in Edinburgh. Formerly a supper club hostess, Aoife is now focusing on guerilla dining in unusual locations with Burgher Burger.
4. Saturday 28th July, Northern European
Guest Chef: Linn Soderstrom from Stockholm based supper club Hemma Hos Linn will be flying in from Sweden to be one of our guest chefs on Northern European night. Hemma Hos Linn is a Stockholm based club where the professional chef Linn invites 10 guests once a month to her home for dinner. Every dinner has a theme, such as seafood, vegetarian, retro food or barbeque. Linn´s food is always natural, often organic and she uses a lot of wild edible herbs and flowers.
Guest Chef: Claudia Stachelhaus from The White Room Supper Club will be our second guest chef tonight. The Whiteroom Supper Club is an intmate underground restaurant set up by Claudia in 2010 when she decided to take a break from her banking career. Since then, in her stylish and trendy Shoreditch apartment, she has run countless supper clubs and private parties, each time enchanting her guests with seasonal European food with a German twist.
5. Sunday 29th July, Central African
Guest Chef: South African born Arno Maasdorp from the Saltoun Supper Club is our guest chef for Central African night. Arno puts his 20 years of restaurant and food experience to good use offering guests delectable delights every week at his luxurious home in Brixton. His food is a feast for the eyes as well as the stomach and we look forward to his take on Central African cuisine.
6. Monday 30th July, Eastern European
Guest Chef: to be announced
7. Tuesday 31th July East African
Guest Chef: Selina Rajan is our guest chef for East African night. With her Kuhama Supper Club, her cuisine reflects the richness of her family history through Arabia, India and on to East Africa.
8. Wednesday 1st August, Middle Eastern
Guest Chef: Chef, writer and supper club host Sabrina Ghayour is our guest chef for Middle Eastern / Persian night. Sabrina’s website has become a go-to page for Persian and Middle-Eastern recipes and she hosts her own sold-out Persian and Arabesque supper clubs in London under the name of Sabrina’s Kitchen.
9. Thursday 2nd August, Russian / Soviet
Guest Chefs: Karina and Katrina are Russian Revels – two Russians who want to revolutionise the image of Russian food, by serving light, luscious and sexy Slavic dishes at characterful venues across London
10. Friday 3rd August, Indian / Bangladeshi / Pakistani
Guest Chef: Meena from Chai Lounge Supper Club in Edinburgh is the first our guest chefs tonight. Chai Lounge is Edinburgh’s first Indian supper club, serving home style Indian cooking using locally sourced ingredients.
Guest Chef: Urvashi from The Botanical Baker is our second guest chef tonight. As a mum and a chef, she admits she is obsessive about nutritional values, and was one of the 12 contestants on BBC2′s The Great British Bake Off.
Guest Chef: Rehka Mehr from Pistachio Rose is our third guest chef tonight. Pistachio Rose is a boutique bakery that specialises in the fusion of quintessential Indian flavours with elegant cakes, delicate biscuits and crumbling pastries.
Guest Chef: Sumayya Jamil from Pukka Paki is our final guest chef, representing Pakistani cuisine. Sumayya is a Pakistani food writer, cookery teacher and supperclub host and her mission is to spread the love of Pakistani food and differentiate it from Indian cuisine in the UK. She was born and brought up in Pakistan and many of her recipes are family ones she has grown up cooking but she also loves creating contemporary twists using British ingredients and exciting ways of incorporating modern global cuisine. Sumayya will be appearing alongside Madhur Jaffrey in her new tv show called Madhurs Curry Nation at the end of 2012.
11. Saturday 4th August, Chinese / Korean
Guest Chef: Born and raised in Hong Kong, guest chef Cherry Smart runs FedByTang – a Chinese supper club based in South East London featuring fresh and tasty traditional Chinese home cooking, with a few unique creations thrown in along the way.
12. Sunday 5th August, Singapore / Malaysian
Guest Chef: Goz from pioneering Southeast Asian supperclub +65 (and the first and only Singapore supperclub in London) is our guest chef. Set up to generally dispel myths of Singapore Food, he serves up traditional Singapore favourites from pig offals to fish head curries to astonished and converted foodies all round. The club was recently crowned 2nd place in NomNomNom 2012 a Masterchef-style competition and has been featured in the Telegraph, Business Times Singapore, Singapore Airlines magazine, and TimeOut London.
13. Monday 6th August, Thai / Vietnamese
Guest Chef: Leluu’ s Supper Club has been running since 2009, every weekend, serving 8 courses of home cooked Vietnamese food. Chef Uyen Luu also blogs, photographs and writes about Vietnamese food on her blog and other online sites such as The Good Food Channel, The Evening Standard and Jamie Oliver.
14. Tuesday 7th August, Japanese
Guest Chef: Yuki is a Japanese chef and expert in traditional, regional Japanese cuisine; she has appeared recently as a judge on the Good Food Channel. Her fresh approach is enthusiastically shared; she teaches Japanese cookery to both complete beginners and seasoned chefs at Yuki’s Kitchen.
15. Wednesday 8th August, Australian / New Zealand / Pacific
Guest Chef: Anna Hansen, founder of The Modern Pantry takes the reigns tonight. The Modern Pantry opened its doors to critical acclaim in August 2008, and since then has gained two AA rosettes and been listed as a “Bib Gourmand” in the Michelin Guide 2009 and 2010. In 2010, Anna was named as one 100 of the world’s top up and coming chefs.
16. Thursday 9th August, North American
Guest Chef: Scott Ball of Kooky Bakes and ScottCanCook is our guest chef for North American night. Scott is best known for his award-winning brownies, cakes and pies sold at east London outlets such as the Sunday Upmarket on Brick Lane, but he also runs a successful supper club called The United Plates. Expect a modern twist on good ol’ fashioned southern cooking!
17. Friday 10th August, Central American
Guest Chef: Kerstin Rodgers aka MsMarmitelover is our guest chef for Central American / Mexican night. A food blogger, photographer and chef, she launched the underground restaurant movement in the UK with The Underground Restaurant via her blog The English Can Cook.
18. Saturday 11th August, Caribbean
Guest Chef: Lee Sylvester from Tan Rosie is our guest chef for Caribbean night. Along with her mother Monica, Lee creates tantalising Caribbean food inspired by family recipes from Grenada and Carriacou from their base in Birmingham.
19. Sunday 12th August, Western South America
Guest Chef: Martin Morales founder of Ceviche restaurant in Soho is our guest chef on Western South America night. Ceviche offers the very best that Peruvian cuisine and drinks have to offer. Created by Martin by sheer frustration that there were no great Peruvian restaurants in Britain, he launched the restaurant in February 2012. It is the first Ceviche restaurant in UK and features the first Pisco bar in Europe.
20. Monday 13th August, Brazilian
Guest Chef: to be announced"

When - 25th July - 13th August

Where - 29 Broadway, Stratford, London E15 4BQ

Cost - Varies, but typically £50 - £100.  Book here by clicking on the feast you're interested in

Link 1 - Global Feast
Link 2 - Details and Booking page

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