Join Stolen supperclub for fine-dining food with a twist

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Stolen is a monthly supperclub with a truly underground feel: as the name suggests, everything that makes up the dining experience has been begged, borrowed or even stolen, for the event.

The supperclubs take place in glamorous secret locations, from stunning west-London loft conversions and Kensington mansions to after-hours market buildings. For diners, it really does feel as though the owners are unaware of the foodie party taking place in their property.

Run by intrepid foodie Bonnie (organiser and hostess) and head chef Clyde, Stolen’s events each pay homage to the signature dishes of a different restaurant or chef, delivering them with a Stolen twist. The result is an evening that plays with current dining trends.

For previous supperclubs, the Stolen team has begged recipes from top chefs such as Rick Stein, borrowed branded napkins from Hix, and stolen (well, ‘kidnapped’, a DJ from Crazy Homies). Signature features of a restaurant’s interior or the chef’s foodie flourishes are also ‘stolen’ by the team for the evening: for one event, Stolen recreated the placemats and napkin rings used at L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon, and used gold leaf on their dessert to mimic the kitchen’s style.

This month, the supperclub’s menu will take inspiration from Pascal Aussignac’s Clerkenwell gem Club Gascon. Guests can expect a show-stopping flower arrangement to rival the 2m-high display in the real restauarant, plus an approximation of the venue’s bespoke hand-decorated plates. As for the food, Stolen will be laying on a decadent spread, with dishes including black-pudding tart with cauliflower tart and pickled mushroom, duck confit with Jerusalem artichoke gratin, and foie-gras turrón.

In addition, boutique European wine importer Aubert & Mascoli has teamed up with Fiji Water for a mini wine- and water-tasting before dinner. The company’s ‘wine mistress’ Colleen Rafferty will be putting the wines from small-scale French, Italian and natural wine producers to the test and explaining why, just like grapes or vintages, not all waters taste the same.

The next Stolen supperclub will take place on Monday 19 March, from 7.30pm. Tickets cost £38. Places are limited: to book, contact bonnie@stolen.it. For more details about the event, visit Stolen’s website.

NB: the location will be kept strictly top-secret until the day of the event.

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