Young foodies from with a crush on fine dining, art and underground conspiracies! Bring a bottle and some nice thoughts to share. This is our secret foodie extravaganza!
WHAT DO WE OFFER?
Once you are seated, get ready for a 5 course feast – at least – and there’s always a secret dessert as well!
The food is Mediterranean – of course – inspired by Italian and Spanish cuisine. It range from traditional regional foodie gems – with Rob’s distinctive, creative and unusual twist – to completely new and exciting mouth-watering experiences.
Most of the dishes will be served in a TAPAS STYLE – on big plates dropped in the middle of the table - so people are “forced” to share the food with the others and to talk to each other. You know, nice things often come out from this kind of situations. That’s why Spanish are so cool!
WHAT ARE THE HOUSE-RULES?
- We run a BYO (bring your own bottle) policy which is the more you bring the more you drink, the more you share with your table mates.
- We can cope with allergies and dietary requirements only if told with at least 3 days notice before the event.
- We support a “Tip as you like” spirit at the end of the dinner.
Try to turn up on time! Lateness is not polite to the other guests and the Chef gets really grumpy about it.
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Rob is a very good teacher who not only allowed me to cook but provided insight into getting the best results. The lesson finished with my son and I sharing a dish I cooked with Rob and his flatmates. Truly above and beyond expectations!
Beautiful dishes cooked from the heart - and probably the nearest you will get to true home kitchen cooking in London. The lasagna with radicchio was a great update to a traditional dish; the Risotto alla Milanese supped up with bone marrow was sinfully good; but it was the pork done three ways that invited collective sighs around the table. Highly recommend you get yourself to The Backdoor Kitchen very soon! Rob and Fabio were very lovely hosts.
Last night I made my way to Bermondsey, to partake in a supper prepared by Backdoor Kitchen. The Italian host and chef were very friendly and we were treated to a welcome and tasty version of mulled wine before we sat down for our 5 course dinner.
For starters, there was a beef salad - so delicious I nearly ruined my appetite by having seconds (and I admit, thirds too) - and the cheeseladen Canederli was also hard to resist.
What followed was something I have never seen before - we were served a small loaf of bread with its top sliced off. Removing this lid exposed a hearty and almost solid borlotti bean soup, with chunks of Italian sausage as one of its ingredients. The idea was to spoon out the bread from the inside of the lid and use it to scoop up the soup. Amazing, and this dish again was nourishing and so appropriate on this very cold night.
Next up was a large piece of ravioli containing spinach and ham among other things, and said ravioli was covered with a pinkish sauce.
What's not to like about a well cooked lamb shank? Roberto, the chef had given it 4 hours in the oven, I gave it 5 out of 5.
I am not one for desserts and I did not have much of an appetite left after the mountainous food (and mountains of food as one guest aptly put it), but the secret cake with whipped cream turned out to be remarkably light, although it looked as if it was rather rich in chocolate.
This was a very enjoyable evening and the organizers only increased my love of Italian food even more with this regional cooking. I am looking forward to more region-themed dinners from Backdoor Kitchen as they know how to create great dinners. Grazie mille!
Paul / Nirup
People scare me. Sometimes because they threaten me with physical violence, sometimes because they clearly havent looked in the mirror before leaving the house, and sometimes because they are able to cook incredible food for 30 people at a bargain price with love and passion.
Rob is a truly talented chef and the whole evening was wonderful. Highly recommended.
Fantastic food, Italian with a twist! Generous portions, great company. Looking forward to my next supper club!
I can't keep saying this...the boys might think I'm infatuated with them. lol!
But seriously, Rob keeps it simple. No fuss, straightforward yet so almighty beautiful when each bite is taken.
Fabio is his great sous chef. Knowing when and how to attend to the diners. And they were so kind to let me 'gate-crash' again with Green tea cupcakes with wasabi frosting for @edible_exp's birthday. Lol! I can't thank them enough.
We decided to spend the evening of our 5th wedding anniversary here, and it was wonderful. Chefs Rob and Fabio have created a lovely warm vibe in their dining room, and the food was extraordinarily good - rivalling that of some of our favourite Italian restaurants in London imho. Each course was able to stand on its own, and in addition I felt that they'd thought about the harmony of the entire offering, finishing with a delicious, delicate timballo di pesche. We felt like we'd spent an evening with friends - this was truly a great supperclub experience.
Great food, cooked simply and tastes superb!
I hope i spelt it right...both the handsome Italians of BackDoorKitchen were utterly ace at their supperclub for the Supperclub Summit. I have always loved Italian food but they took me on a culinary journey right in my mouth :) (ok...that might sound weird right now but truthfully it was).
While I'd like to say every dish was a favourite, we loved the Gagrillata Pollock where the four sauces that looked like it was splashed onto a canvas was yummy especially the black sauce. Our table voted unanimously too!
@yummychooeats, @monsieurbambou and @GE0ORGYGIRL together with Owen and Tammy were dream diners to be with and to top it off the hosts were as always...hospitable and full of smiles!
Signing off...Francesca @Innovativebaker :-)