Fat Macy’s is a supper club with a social conscience. Everyone who works there, from the chefs to the servers, are young people living in temporary accommodation. Working at Fat Macy’s helps them save for a deposit to get their own place. We love the ethos and the food was great even if you don’t know the backstory. We hadn’t been to a supper club for a long time and had forgotten how nice it is to meet people who you normally wouldn’t in a relaxed, friendly atmosphere. Our pop up was at Good and Proper Tea and walking in to be met by fresh flowers, tea lights and a rosemary and clementine G&T felt like the perfect welcome on a cold, rainy night.
We started with a cheddar cheese and leek tart with spiced cranberry relish. J is dairy free and they coped admirably with this, rustling up a leek and onion version for him instead.
The main was chicken braised with sherry, accompanied by brussel sprouts with roasted red grapes and chestnut butter and roasted potatoes with garlic and tarragon . The sides came family style in big sharing platters, the best way as it ensure everyone chats whilst passing things back and forth and you can have sneaky seconds of your favourites!
We finished up with a clementine posset and cinnamon biscuit, a light, refreshing end. I had a little taste of J’s dairy free version of this and was surprised by how creamy they managed to make it.
Their supper clubs include dates around Valentines day and Mother’s Day , so if you fancy doing something a bit different to the usual “table for 2 and a red rose for the laydee” on Valentine’s Day or opting for the default of your local restaurant for Mother’s Day, go and experience one of their supper clubs!
Fat Macy’s Website: https://www.fatmacys.org/
Next supper clubs: https://www.fatmacys.org/supperclubs/
(Spaces still available on 28th March, 2019.)
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Thank you to Meg and Iona for inviting us and Fat Macy’s Team for looking after us, and look forward to see you again soon.
Also, great having the company of fellow foodies with a social conscience including Nicola , Jamie , Mary , Lizzie and John, and the teams behind Good and Proper Tea and Aphrodite’s Food .