This summer, the tiny kitchen of Blacks members’ club in Soho will host some of London's best freelance chefs in three separate pop-ups.
In keeping with the club’s rules, diners will have to turn off their phones and tip-toe to the dining room of the Georgian townhouse, which is decked out in wooden panelling studded with original
Hogarth prints and lit by candles.
The line-up of chefs is as follows:
Saturday 11th August: Claude Compton and Jan Louis Smith
The chefs behind Soho street-food truck the Green Goat Wagon have impressive CVs that include stints at Petersham Nurseries Café and Club Gascon. They serve foraged food from their Soho site; at
Blacks, they will focus on cooking sustainable, well-sourced ingredients to create dishes such as Portreath line-caught mackerel with ‘forgotten’ beetroot and tomato ‘concoctions’, and
orange-blossom yoghurt pannacotta with blackberry ‘moss’ and honeycomb.
Saturday 18th August: Carl Clarke
The self-styled #PunkChef is behind some of London’s coolest food events, from God Save The Clam (a rooftop seafood banquet held over the Jubilee weekend) to Rock Lobsta (a pop-up serving
Californian-style lobster rolls).
Carl’s menu will include popped millet with devilled pig skin, rosehip ‘toast & jam’, and Muntjac and elderberries with dried pig’s blood.
Tickets cost £42 for lunch (1pm for 1.30pm start) and £48 for dinner (7.30pm for 8pm start). To book, call 020 7734 5399 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.