Archives for the month of: May, 2013

Last night we turned Central Working at Google Campus into an after hours restaurant to host the first in a series of industry dinners, TableCrowd’s Food Startups “Meet & Eat”. A dinner for London’s food startups to break bread, network, share contacts & experiences.

35 diners joined the dinner comprising London’s hottest food startups, each with a food or tech journalist, PR or blogger guest. For the startups, it was a great networking opportunity and for their guests, a one off opportunity to meet everyone on the scene in one night.

We were joined by:

- TableCrowd
- Melba
- Edible Experiences
- Dine In
- Lime & Tonic
- Flavrbox
- Great British Chefs
- PretAChef
- Menu Spring
- Dinnr
- GrubClub

And their guests from: Tech City News, Evening Standard, Guardian, The Next Web, 100-Million.com, LikeLoveBuy, The [Foodie] Collective, Food For Thought, Amazing PR, Monocle, Food Urchin, OmNom, audience.io & 3460 Miles.

There were pre-dinner drinks allowing everyone to circulate and mingle and then the first course was served as canapés. The food was by food startup, CookIt, which was no mean feat as the kitchen facilities at Central Working are not quite what you would expect when catering for so many guests! It was a North African – Middle Eastern Menu, inspired by the team at CookIt’s Turkey, Lebanon & Morroco friends. 

We sat down for the main course for a chance to speak more deeply to the other guests on your table.

A big thanks to artwork sponsor, nerv and event sponsor Taylor Wessing for being part of the first in series of dinners for startups. The next dinner will be for fashion startups – date to be announced soon.

If you want to get in touch about our industry startup dinners, you can reach us at hello@tablecrowd.com or tweet us @tablecrowd #TCMeetandEat and you can connect with the group here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/Foodstartups/

TableCrowd’s Food Startups ‘ Meet & Eat’ with Central Working, Google Campus on 30 May 2013

We are pleased to announce the first in a series of industry dinners at Central Working, Google Campus. Food Startups ‘Meet & Eat is an invite only event, where all the attending startups are inviting a member of the tech or food press, or a tech or food blogger to join as their guest.

The dinner will be a great networking opportunity for London’s hottest food startups to meet, share contacts and help each other out. For press and blogger guests that are invited to join, it will be a chance to meet everyone on the scene in one night over a tasty dinner.

Food by: CookIt
Artwork sponsor: nerv
Event sponsor: Taylor Wessing

We’re really excited about this event, organised by a food startup, for food startups & cooking by a food startup!

You can click here to view the dinner & attendees on TableCrowd.

For enquires about this TableCrowd dinner, please get in touch at hello@tablecrowd.com.

 

London’s supper clubs are dotted all over the city including the chefs’ homes! Supper clubs are a mix of restaurant and dinner parties. Here are 5 of our favourites:

1) The London Supper Club

The name may be simple, but the food is anything but. These three course bistro-style meals, prepared by Balham based chef John, provide plenty of variety and will leave you raving about your meal long after you leave the table.

Typical dishes: roasted pork belly, duck liver parfait, plum frangipane pudding, cardamom truffles.
Price: £23
Website: http://www.thesupperclub-london.com/

2) The First Bite Is

Founder Emily Amuke offers a four course meal on a bi-monthly basis. Influenced by the foods of Kenya and Indian, her dishes pack a flavour-full punch – and you’ll even get a goodie bag to take home.

Typical dishes: coconut and sweetcorn fritters, scallops juste tiede, wild baked prawns, raspberry and chocolate soufflé.
Price: £35-£45
Website: http://www.thefirstbiteis.blogspot.co.uk/

3) Flaming Flamingo

The Flaming Flamingo supper club is run by Kali, a classically trained chef who has worked in America, Asia and Europe, and comes out with suitably globally-inspired dishes.

Typical dishes: grilled figs with pecorino and honey, seafood tempura, coriander crushed potatoes, white chocolate and passion fruit tart.
Price: £30
Website: http://kalicooking.com/

4) Leluu

Leluu is the brainchild of Uyen Luu, a food stylist from Hackney. Her supper clubs are held in her own flat, where you’ll be fed around 8 delicious dishes of quintessential Vietnamese food.

Typical dishes: beef pho, lemongrass pork patties, miso aubergine, coconut sorbet.
Price: £35
Website: http://www.leluu.com

5) The Disappearing Dining Club

The Disappearing Dinner Club commences with canapés, fills you up with a four course dinner, and then opens the bar for DJ sets and dancing. Held once a month from a range of different locations, this supper club is perfect for those who like an after party.

Typical dishes: white bean and truffle soup, beetroot and vodka cured mackerel, salt caramel tart, popcorn parfait.
Price: £55
Website: http://www.disappearingdiningclub.co.uk

We are pleased to announce TableCrowd’s first ever suppler club. Join the table here Pop Up Barbados A Taste Of The Caribbean! Chef Barrie invites you into his own home to take a walk through a one off Caribbean inspired menu. Passionate about food, Barrie has been cooking since the age of 10. He used to spend his pocket money not on sweets but on wholesome, local foods to cook for his family. His emphasis is on fresh, healthy ingredients prepared with love and Bahamian style!

Alternatively if you can’t make this supper club, join the Supper Clubs London Crowd so we can keep you updated with future dinners.