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 enjoyment over good food and drink in a casual setting. Foodism’s Local Heroes Supper Club hosted to connect local businesses in and around Battersea, south west London.
As the first event of its kind for the magazine, the evening saw an exciting fusion of local restaurants, suppliers, and bakeries team up to offer their neighbours an exclusive and carefully curated evening filled with organic, seasonal dishes, all with the common theme of sustainability and social awareness.
The food and drink was served using a combination of our classic plates, bake sets, tumblers and 3 pint jugs, all in a tasteful mix of the pigeon grey and samphire green colours.
Battersea-based Doghouse Distillery served Gin & Tonics on arrival. Doghouse is a new independent grain distillery and is pioneering ‘grain to bottle’ gin and vodka in London, being the first distillery in recent years to make gin from scratch, and one of only a handful at this stage in the whole of the UK.
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, cafe 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.
Watch out for more information on future Foodism supper clubs.