Luxury catering company Feast and Waterstones Tottenham Court Road (TCR) have teamed up to present a four-part seasonal series of literary-inspired supper clubs.
Seasonal Feasts From Fiction is created by award-winning food writers, cooks and friends, Olivia Potts and Kate Young, author of The Little Library Cookbook (Anima). Each supper club in the quarterly series will be inspired by a different novel from various eras and continents, and will take place in Waterstones TCR’s basement bar.
The inaugural Summer dinner is inspired by Elizabeth Jane Howard's seminal book series The Cazalet Chronicles. Guests will receive an elderflower cocktail on arrival, a menu themed around an English country garden, with conversation and quotes from her classic novels.
October will see a game-filled autumnal feast inspired by Roald Dahl’s Danny the Champion of the World (Puffin); Chinese New Year in late January will be celebrated with the dim sum of Amy Tan’s The Joy Luck Club (Vintage); and spring will bring the Florentine sunshine of E M Forster’s A Room With A View.
Young writes the Novel Recipes column for The Guardian, and Potts is The Spectator’s Vintage Chef columnist.
Potts and Young said: “We're thrilled to be collaborating with the team at Waterstones TCR and have the opportunity to host suppers celebrating four books we love so much. We've had such fun planning four seasonal menus, and are delighted to be starting with the Cazalet Chronicles, a series so close to our hearts.”
Rosie Beaumont-Thomas, events manager at Waterstones TCR, added: “Having collaborated with Kate on our first ever supper club at TCR last year, we couldn’t be more excited to welcome her and Olivia’s passion and culinary excellence— we know that this partnership is going to be really special”.
The full line up is:
Seasonal Feasts from Fiction Supperclub Vol. 1: Summer, The Cazalets
Thursday 7th June 19:00
Tickets are £45, for a four-course meal themed around an English country garden, and a cocktail on arrival. See menu below
Seasonal Feasts from Fiction Supperclub Vol. 2: Autumn, Danny the Champion of the World
Thursday 25th October, 19:00 - tickets onsale soon
With the best produce, featuring game, cider and, of course, drunken raisins.
Seasonal Feasts from Fiction Supperclub Vol. 3: The Joy Luck Club
Thursday 31 January, 19:00
Celebrating Chinese New Year with the dumplings and dim sum of Amy Tan’s novel
Seasonal Feasts from Fiction Supperclub Vol. 4: A Room With A View
Thursday 25 April, 19:00
Bringing sun-dappled Italy to the TCR basement with a Florentine feast
Tickets cost £45 per person, which will include a four-course meal and cocktail.