Supper Club @ St Cuthbert's in aid of Refettorio Felix
This month we popped up at St Cuthbert's Hall in Earl's Court to help Raise money for the incredible work of Refettorio Felix, who’s home is St Cuthbert’s.
Over two sold out nights guests were seated at long tables, sipped on home made blackberry vodka cocktails and non alcoholic refreshers and embarked on a feast of sharing dishes.
Roast chicken croquette
Cox apple ketchup, wild mushroom, sage
pickled elderberries, shallot, smoked aioli
Elderflower vinegar, herbs and Yorkshire pecorino
Ajo blanco ‘ish’
Seasonal vegetables, herb oil
Pork shoulder, date glaze
Served with pickled roast quince and various pickles from our stores
Runner bean, spelt, wild herbs
Potato kebab, charred spring onion yoghurt
Baked buckwheat custard
Pressed flowers and sorrel
Our ingredients for both evenings were supplied by some of England’s finest small producers. Our ethos is that great ingredients make the best food and the event is a celebration of that as well as celebrating Autumn, a tip top season. The blackberries into our welcome cocktail were foraged by @londonwildfruits in East London and delivered on his bike, our elderflower and berries picked by us one weekend in Oxfordshire, our amazing vegetables were grown and picked by small producers (@thewonkyparsnip, @thegoodsheds) that we connected to through food chain. Our little leaves were grown under the ground in Depford and delivered on foot by @minicrops. The spelt was from @hodmedods and was grown in the UK and the rapeseed oil for cooking and dressing is from @duchessoils. All our meat is provided by the extraordinary H G Walter round the corner from us in Baron’s Court, it’s responsibly and ethically sourced. The pumpkins that adorned the tables were use for dinners in the following weeks and what was left was pickled and preserves to get us through the cold winter.
St Cuthbert’s Centre is the proud host of Refettorio Felix which was launched in London in 2017 by Chef Massimo Bottura’s non-profit organisation Food for Soul. St Cuthbert's has been a charity for almost three decades, dedicated to alleviating homelessness and helping vulnerable people transform their lives. As well as providing the lunch project, it offers a range of crucial services including mental health support, CV-building and job-search assistance to address underlying causes of homelessness and destitution. There are also free showers, laundry facilities, clothing resources and a programme of creative and therapeutic activities to help clients develop confidence and a sense of purpose.
A big thank you to everyone who joined us on both nights, to our amazing kitchen and front of house team. We raised over £3,000 for the charity and had two wonderful evenings.
See you next time!