21 Oct: Italian

Supperclubs & Popups | Pop Up | Supperclub

Rating: 8.0

hosted by The Backdoor Kitchen

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Chef Roberto and video journalist Fabio started to run their “secret foodie extravaganza”, as they labelled their supperclub, almost a year ago in a tiny, colourful flat near the vibrant Tower Bridge and Bermondsey street area . They had never tried an underground restaurant before opening and just decided to enter the underground arena with an concept: tasting is the first adventure of life, no exceptions. “Maybe we have no name now” chef used to (and still does) repeat “that’s why we can and must surprise our guests with produces, recipes which are unusual, yet to be vastly popular but well worth to try, we want them to try and taste” . They only source their products from local suppliers, counting on the nearby Brockley, Borough and Malty Street markets, and from regional producers, back in Italy and Spain offering creative Mediterranean dishes which can range from rare traditional recipes with a modern twist to completely new and exciting mouthwatering experiences. Chef wrote more than a hundred recipes, consuming 7 pens, Fabio took about 600 pictures, more than 250 people have been fed and 10 glasses have been broken during the process, a lot of 4 only in one night but most of all they’ve always been fully booked so far!

What’s going on?
30 people from God knows where gather up together to share their Sunday evening in a familiar, comfy and supperclubby (i think i just made this up) atmosphere sharing their passion for food, enjoying life and having fun. We, the BackDoor Kitchen boys, will be cooking for you what we think is closer to a regular Supperclub experience and to a crowdy, chatty, noisy Italian Sunday feast.

So you will be seeing some of chef’s food ”creatures” along with some real traditional hearty family dishes.

What is the mission? Feed you, stuff you, make you rolling home in peace and harmony with the world.

Why to come? It’s fun, it’s new, it’s unique and it is our first anniversary supperclub. Yeah, last year on Oct 21st we had our first secret foodie extravaganza so now come and celebrate with us one year of foodie adventures!


MENU FOR 21 OCT:

Polpette di Acciughe
Deep-fried balls stuffed with anchovy, potato, pecorino cheese and parsley. As deep-fried stuff is the essence of every Italian feast!
Contains: fish, dairy, egg, garlic, wheat flour

Polenta verde e cozze
Homemade green broccoli polenta topped with sautéed mussels and Ricotta Salata cheese. As Polenta is traditional communal dish all across Italy, chef’s giving it to you with an unusual chromatic twist!
Contains: seafood, diary, polenta flour, chilli, garlic

Mini Lasagna Trevigiana
Homemade mini Lasagne layered with a Radicchio, gorgonzola and mascarpone cheese cream. As Lasagna is the iconic Italian family feast diva. This is the first ever lasagna showcased in a supperclub menu by chef, God knows how much time it took everybody to convince him!
Contains: egg, flour, dairy

Risotto Romano n.47
A “Cacio e Pepe” (Pecorino romano, Parmesan and black pepper) style squid ink risotto surrounded by a restructured Amatriciana sauce, made from a bed of fresh basil cream and caramelised cherry tomato and red onion, and crispy Guanciale (Roman cured pig’s cheeks) . One of Chef’s much adored ” babies” inspired to the flavours of the Roman cuisine.

Porchetta dei Castelli
A succulent, luscious, crackling pork belly stuffed with herbs and spices and cooked for hours, served along roasted veg and salsa verde. A traditional street party dish from chef’s hometown made carefully following a secret family recipe. This dish featured on our first supperclub menu.
Contains: pork, garlic

As per Backdoor Kitchen tradition, a secret dessert! This one's inspired by Venice!

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Backdoor Kitchen

Rating: 8

willwinterton attended in October 2012, reviewed on 26 October 2012

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.

Great way to end a weekend!

Rating: 8

VenetiaF attended in October 2012, reviewed on 22 October 2012

Fantastic food, Italian with a twist! Generous portions, great company. Looking forward to my next supper club!

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