When Kerstin Rogers (aka msmarmitelover) emailed me last week to ask how my supper club was doing, were we still up and running? I thought it was just a polite inquiry. The next minute she was asking me if I would be a guest chef at Global Feast 2012’s British food night!
Excited is an understatement. When I took a look at the other contributors ( list at the bottom of those confirmed) many of whom I have followed and admired from the depths of the Welsh mountains, you will get an understanding of just how excited I am and how amazing it will be. I’m brimming with more than a little nervous anticipation of what promises to be a busy, but superb twenty days.
Dinners will take place in the covered courtyard of the Old Town Hall in Stratford (pretty much next door to the Olympic venue) and the schedule is as follows…
18:00 Bar opens
18:30 Welcome cocktail and canapés
20:00 Entertainment begins
20:30 Main Course
02:00 Bar closes (4am on Friday/Saturday)
I will be cooking Welsh inspired dishes on British food night (Friday 27th July) and will be bringing in as many of my favourite suppliers (and products) as possible…there are so many to choose from!…
These are some of our glorious Welsh producers…but the list is endless….Welsh lamb from my mountain, Welsh black beef …so many growers within a mile of my home…Halen Mon salt are on my doorstep….Welsh cheese (how many varieties?)…we also have the best goats cheese dairy ever!….a smokery (fantastic smoked Brie and paprika)…amazing Welsh grown shiitake mushrooms…so many food orgasms without having to travel more than 20 miles!! Of course these are very Northcentric… but there are many fantastic South Wales producers too….Calon Wen cream and butter, Rachel’s Organics, Perl Wen and Perl Las cheese, Trealy Farm, Caws Cenarth….I could go on forever!! Not all will focus in my dishes, but I’m damn sure I will wedge in as many as I can!
If you wish to come along to any of the evenings (see the website for a full list of events and more information about the project) you can buy the Global Feast tickets by clicking on the link below.
Those who already make up the all-star parade of guest chefs from the very best supper clubs are as follows….
Moel Faban supper club (representing Wales)
Plus Six Five supper club (representing Singapore)
Sabrina Ghayour supper club (representing Persia)
Uyen Luu of Leluu supper club (representing Vietnam)
Lee Sylvester of Tan Rosie supper club (representing the Caribbean)
Martin Morales of Ceviche restaurant and pop ups (representing Peru)
Carina of Russian Revels supper club (representing Russia)
Chris Massamba of Full House supper club (representing West Africa)
Caroline Hobkinson (representing Poland)
Pistachio Rose (representing Indian desserts)
As a last thought…if anyone would like to comment on or suggest their favourite Welsh dishes and desserts please I would welcome it!