hosted by Tom's Feast
I used to do cookery demonstrations on the River Cottage fish course. Recently I’ve been interested in fish sustainability and so I wanted to bring this to a supper club. This supper and class is a must for all aspiring cooks with a love for seafood.
The event will be held aboard the Volharding, a beautiful sailing barge buit in 1890.
Starting the evening on deck, we’ll identify and prepare a spread of fresh fish and crustaceans. We’ll learn how to fillet, shuck, gut, bone, salt, cure, smoke and of course feast. Fillets and molluscs in hand, we will then head to the galley to cook a series of my recipes. When all our food is prepared we’ll relax and sit at the Captains table for a delicious 3 course dinner.
Here is our Forgotten Fish menu which we will be making and feasting upon (may vary if we find any gems at Billingsgate).
Oysters with lemon.
Ceviche of red signal cray fish, cockle and dab.
In the Galley
Pilchards smoked on the boat with samphire and preserved lemon on cleo toasts.
At the Captains table
Whole salt roast 3kg fish chosen on the day at Billingsgate
Fresh organic salad and tomatoes.
Blackberries and ice cream.
All the proceeds from the event will go to Action Against Hunger, a non-governmental, non-profit, non-religious organisation that is committed to fighting hunger worldwide. Even better news is that the UK government will be matching your donations for this event pound for pound!
If your feeling particularly keen, come and join us at Billingsgate market at 5.45am, where we will select our fish. Expect to leave from your evening on the Volharding happy, and full of food, inspiration, and knowledge.