Food writer and cook Kathy Slack, founder of award-winning blog Gluts & Gluttony and formerly of Daylesford Cookery School, is launching a seasonal pop-up feast on the last Friday of every month (give or take) to showcase the harvests from her organic kitchen garden.
The menu will be a feast of 4 courses with veg at the centre. It’s not vegetarian, but veg is the star of the show, supported by the seasonal ingredients from local producers. In the winter months expect to see roast squash with crispy sage, pear and chicory salad, and forced rhubarb on the menu (full menu for first feast below).
On the night, guests will be welcomed with a seasonal cocktail and nibbles at 7:30pm. At around 8ish, everyone will sit down at the communal table to a meal piled high on sharing platters full of vibrant colours and flavours. Throughout the evening Kathy will talk about the food – how it’s grown and cooked – and guests will leave around 10:30pm.
Kathy says: “For the past couple of years, I’ve been hosting a few ad hoc supper clubs at different locations, but I’ve always wanted to do something more regular. I’m so thrilled to be launching this new venture in the beautiful Tea Set Café. “It’s especially exciting because the menu will be entirely determined by what I have in my veg patch – so it’s all in Natures’ hands, which I love. “What I like about the supper club format is that it’s just the right balance between catching up with friends and meeting new people.
If you’ve booked as a group you’ll be sat together but on the communal table so you’ll have a chance to chat to new people if you want. Plus, everyone’s there to enjoy the same thing so it’s an ideal way to meet likeminded folk.”