A FALCON REVIEW: FOODISM’S LOCAL HEROES SUPPER CLUB

Foodism is a London-based food and drink magazine, providing the city with features, guides, reviews, recipes and recently their first Local Heroes Supper Club.

Supper clubs are designed to bring people together, sharing good food and drink in a casual setting. Foodism’s Local Heroes Supper Club was hosted to connect local businesses in and around Battersea, south west London.


HOW LOCAL BUSINESSES TEAMED UP TO PRODUCE A LOCAL AND SUSTAINABLE SUPPER CLUB FOR THEIR NEIGHBOURS


The three-course menu was designed by The Social Pantry who have fast-become Battersea’s favourite brunch spot and London’s go-to caterer. They pride themselves on not only taking a creative approach to everything they do, but also by working with social enterprises that naturally connect with their core values of their business; passionate, entrepreneurial and responsible.

The food came from suppliers who work with local farmers to find the freshest, seasonal produce. The vegetables were from Natoora, a supplier that provides to hundreds of the best restaurants in London, Paris and New York, and the herbs were provided by Growing Underground, a former air raid shelter turned hydroponic farm in Clapham growing herbs and salads.

Abel and Cole provided the meat (lamb shoulder) and fish (herring and coley); their farm to front door home delivery service has been running for 30 years. MCS-certified Coley is one of the most sustainable and delicious alternatives to cod and halibut.

New bakery, café and eco-lifestyle store Common in Clapham provided the breads and grains. Liz, the owner, is championing plastic free, palm oil free and organic products.

Delicious sticky brownies were made by Bad Boys Bakery, a social enterprise based in HMP Brixton teaching people with convictions how to make baked goods, helping to improve their skills and offering them opportunities for their future.

Look out for more information on future Foodism supper clubs. foodism.co.uk/

Our partners from the night included Abelandcole.co.uk, Wearecommon.co.uk, doghousedistillery.com, Growing-underground.com, @BadBoysBakery, socialpantry.co.uk and natoora.co.uk.


FEATURED AT THE EVENT


FURTHER READING

As an old British brand which has been sensitively revived for the twenty-first century, it felt fitting to host the first Falcon Feast in the newly renovated and quintessentially British Pitzhanger Manor.

Last month, Social Pantry created a menu for our Falcon Feast held at British Architect John Soane’s Pitzhanger Manor. Before the event, we spoke to founder and head chef, Alex Head, to tell us more.