Dine in an ice
There’s something about eating passionately prepared
seasonal food in an unexpected, convivial place that leaves you bright eyed and
The London Cooking Project near Battersea Bridge transforms
from a bustling co-operative kitchen by day into a dramatic dining destination
by night. Seats get snapped up to enjoy
feasty cook-ups by its roster of new generation resident chefs and guest chefs
in this former ice factory. LCP is a
private social enterprise that ploughs revenue back into the local community and
uses 100 percent renewable energy. Let’s
The open kitchen is warmly styled and entices you over to
get curious about the culinary goings-on.
It’s not that your 40 or so dining companions aren’t going to make for
an entertaining evening. The friendly
posse may comprise friends of the chef, photographers and film makers,
accountants and adventurers travelling from across town. Such was the company at the first night of
the Food For All Seasons series hosted by Oliver Rowe aka the BBC's Urban Chef.
From sharing platters with a tumble of crisp, cool chicory
for dipping, to getting indulgently messy as you tuck into roast Norfolk quail –
it’s a scenario more akin to dining with long-known friends. Blood orange, earthy beetroot and toasty
hazelnuts don’t hold back on colour, texture and flavour. When it comes to pud, more is definitely
more. A rich, dark brownie feathered
with salted caramel is embellished with clementine cream. Then come the tartest batons of day glow pink,
early rhubarb for a crazy crescendo of flavours.
Honest, flavour-packed ingredients turn into a right-here,
right-now style of banquet, before nature delivers its next bounty. As one diner said, “This is probably how we
all did it in the 16th century”.
Food For All Seasons suppers continue on 27 February, 19
March, 23 April, and 21 May 2016.
book the exotic LUZON Filipino nights, or the Iraqi fundraiser on 4 March for
the AMAR foundation, which provides welfare services in communities disrupted by
|What||Supper Clubs at The London Cooking Project|
|Where||Various Locations | MAP|
|Nearest tube||South Kensington (underground)|
04 Feb 16 – 31 May 16, 6:00 PM – 12:00 AM
|Price||£From £30, BYOB|
|Website||Click here to book tickets via London Cooking Project|