Friday, 11 February 2011

Nordisk Mad: Supper club screening of An Island

We consider ourselves a supper club that likes music as much as we like food. The eagle-eyed and musically tuned amongst you may have noticed where we took the inspiration for our name. So when i sat down to plan the next supper club, thumbing through recipes that fell loosely in the Nordic food category, it was like something somewhere was aligning (again loosely) as l spotted a call for screening venues for a new film by director Vincent Moon about the Danish band Efterklang.

A-Ha i thought, this is too perfect, so our next supper club is Nordic themed and will involve food inspired by those regions, followed by a screening of the film An Island.

On the 26th February, at 5 in the afternoon we would love to have guests arrive and sit down to the following menu:

Amuse Bouche: Buckwheat blini platter

Starter: Borscht w/ horse radish cream

Main: Beer, orange and spiced braised short ribs w/ walnut dumplings

Dessert: Cherry Strudle w/ fennel ice cream

This will be followed by a screening of An Island, accompanied by some interesting flavoured popcorn! Going to at least try to get something bacon-flavoured working. For more information about the film click here.

This is what's being said about it too:

"An Island is more than just a band documentary; it’s a love letter to family, roots, small-town life and the social/communal power of music to unify people … a mesmerizing 50 minutes … it’s universal and great viewing even if you’ve never heard of Efterklang"

A last bit of news too, l'm sad to report that this supper club will be the last one we hold in this guise. I'm moving to a smaller flat, so will have to assess the logistics of continuing it there...but for now, Toob is on hold. I will be continuing at least to cook, eat and blog about it though.

To book simply email me here and let me know how many will be in your group. I'll email you back with availability. Farvel.

Monday, 17 January 2011

Private event: Nordisk mad

This is a little precursor/trailrun to an exciting event we're hoping to host in February, involving a band from Denmark, a film, and food inspired by the region. More information to follow if we manage to pull it off. This event will be hosted on the 29th January, with the next on 26th February.

But for now, this is an example of the menu. May be subject to a few changes!

Buckwheat blini platter

Borscht w/ horse radish cream

Beer, orange and spiced braised short ribs w/ walnut dumplings

Apricot dumplings w/orange and poppy seed ice cream and apricot brandy syrup.