We've dug the grave of expectation and raided the mortuary of inspiration for a night of sheer bloody supperclub madness. There will be cocktails, four courses of deeply delicious Bootleg Banquet food, a full DJ set and some scary extras.
Cocktail on arrival:
Brain Haemorrhage or Vodka bloodshot
-/- Pumpkin, thyme and feta soufflé (V) -/- Squid ink linguini, with pan fried squid, chilli, garlic, lemon and parsley(Spinach linguini with pan fried Girolles, garlic, parsley and parmesan – V) -/- Barbecued smoky beef back ribs, spelt and beetroot risotto, black cabbage (Roast onion squash stuffed with walnut, herb, Parmesan and breadcrumbs, with spelt and beetroot risotto and black cabbage - V) -/- Baked Alaska ghosts or Blood worms, chocolate soil and mud
nights are for staying out, misbehaving and generally being fabulous. Ask Dawn
Davenport and friends Chicklette and Concetta if you don’t believe us.
for a night celebrating the films of John Waters with a proper Baltimore
Crawfish Boil followed by a secret screening of his 1974 masterpiece Female
you're not up on this piece of midnight movie history, be prepared to laugh,
cry (and maybe throw up a little) as you follow Dawn’s career from bas-ass
teenager to waitress, stripper, prostitute and finally her pinnacle and demise
as a fashion muse.
on your cha-cha heels , Leopard prints and back comb that do, this is Bootleg
Banquet with camp turned to full volume. To quote Aunt Ida, we “worry that
you’ll work in an office, have children, celebrate wedding anniversaries. The
world of the heterosexual is a sick and boring life.”
Tickets are just £37.50 including booking fee, and available HERE through Edible Experiences.
mythologically speaking, celebrates birth, youth, love and beauty. And
with luck there will be sunshine too - it’s all wrapped up in one
splendid, month-long package!
celebrate June as the real beginning of the season of plenty, and so we
have a host of delicious events to entice you with.
First of all, the MidSummer Weekend madness that is the Bootleg Banquet pop-up at the Dead Dolls House on
Hoxton Square – a gorgeously quirky private members’ club with full bar
and wine list – where we present our trademark Big Food, Flavours and
Fun, over two nights on June 20 and 21. And for only £20pp, it’s
guaranteed to be a gobsmackingly good night out.
The menu and all the details on how to book are here: http://billetto.co.uk/bootleg for the Friday sitting (7.30pm) http://billetto.co.uk/bootleg-95d5b5 for the first sitting on Saturday (6pm)
The venue has a roof terrace too, for pre and post dinner drinks.
We love that guests can choose and bring their own drinks to Bootleg
Banquet without having to pay corkage. That means you may wish to spend a
little more (or a little less) on the wine that you might from a
restaurant wine list. But the choice is unlimited and how do you know
good value (or great flavour) when you see it on a supermarket shelf?
We think you’d like WOTWINE,
a free app that offers professional wine advice at your fingertips,
when you scan a wine bottle barcode. Each wine is given a tasting
description and a WOTWINE price to reflect its actual value, rather
than the price on the shelf. We think it’s a great idea, and a perfect
match with supperclubs. Supperclub love
If you like supperclubs you'll love London Pop-Ups.
It’s a great resource for Londoners, providing info on pop-ups and
supperclubs and a host of foodie events. Follow them on Twitter
@LondonPopUps or sign up for their newsletter so you don’t miss out
We love our Thursday Bootlegs - it's a great way to get the weekend started, and a
popular night for going out with colleagues and friends after work, so
where better to spend a few social hours than round a dinner table, with
restaurant quality food and your own wine in good company?
If you've never been to a supperclub before it's an excellent introduction - the guests are friendly and you will almost certainly make new friends.We have an open kitchen and you can watch professional chefs prepare your meal. We don't charge for corkage or service, and we're famous for our great playlists, too. On May 29 we have an awesome Spring menu (and we always include a few treats, too):
Prosecco on arrival
Pea, broad bean and mint risotto with ricotta (V) ***
Slow-roast porchetta with Puy lentils, roasted tomato, fennel
V: Aubergine stuffed with feta, thyme, breadcrumbs with Puy lentils, fennel,
roasted tomato ***
Coconut pannacotta with lime and black pepper strawberries, hazelnut praline
The tickets are just £35pp (plus booking fee) and you can book here
never stop talking about food and Pieter and I are no exception, but in
the Bootleg Banquet kitchen in Shoreditch, we mostly talk about the
foods, dishes and recipes of our African childhoods.
The stories wax and wane around Pieter’s Afrikaner roots – his mom's
long, slow braises with fruit, vinegar and spices – and my English
upbringing on the Eastern Cape coast where mielies, fresh fish and
vetkoek with home-made apricot jam were always on the menu.
We've come a long way since then but the warmth and generosity (and
sunshine) of South Africa is still the backbone of everything we do.
So we’re celebrating the big flavours of the Big Continent - in honour
of Freedom Day and UK polling day for the May election - in our
supperclub kitchen, collaborating with our great friend and Hout Bay
boytjie Grant Hawthorne (of the fiery and addictive African Volcano periperi sauce without which no poached egg, prawn or pulled-pork sandwich is complete), and Jean-Louis Holtzhauzen, from The Cape Wine Academy in London.
We invite you to come along for a full-on five-course tasting menu with
matched wines. And of course we'll be lighting the fire. We hope to stir
your taste-buds with remembered flavours and introduce a few new ones
too - it all adds up to a fabulous night!
Mini vetkoek stuffed with snoek pate Boschendal Le Grand Pavillion Brut Rose ******
Firecracker prawn salad with lemon, oregano, feta and African Volcano peri peri
(V: Watermelon, feta, oregano, peri-peri crouton) AA Badenhorst Secateur White/Chenin Blanc 2013 ******* Kerrievis, buttermilk potato salad, groenboontjies Euvrard Family Wines Orangerie White 2011 ******** Springbok pie with cloves, vinegar, nutmeg, soetpatat Kloof Street Rouge 2011 (Mullineaux Wines) ******** Braai: chicken sosatie, lamb chop, skilpaadjie, boerewors with pap
and tomatiebredie, chakalaka
(V: vegetable sosaties, corn on the cob, with pap and tomato bredie, chakalaka) Hughes Family Nativo Red Blend 2008 ******** Dessert medley: koeksuster, peppermint crisp tart, Don Pedro Mullineux Family Straw wine 2009
We are really excited about our Thursday supperclub - it's a great way to get the weekend started, and a popular night for going out with colleagues and friends after work, so where better to spend a few social hours than round a dinner table, with restaurant quality food and your own wine in a fun, relaxed atmosphere?
We don't charge for corkage or service, and we're famous for our great playlists, too. On March 27 we'll be firing up the BBQ on the balcony - here's the menu (and a linke below to book):
Prosecco on arrival ******** North African salmon tartare with radish and chive (V: cauliflower and sweetcorn pakoras with lime pickle) ********* Chargrilled marinated leg of lamb with tabouleh, aubergine and muhammara (V: Vine-wrapped, chargrilled halloumi with tabouleh, aubergine and muhammara) ********** Dates with coffee and cardamom, yoghurt ice-cream Coffee and fresh mint tea *********