Fat Macy’s- eat good food and do good

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.

Fat Macy’s Supper Clubs Press Launch – cheddar cheese and leek tart

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!

Fat Macy’s Supper Clubs Press Launch – Chicken braised with sherry

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 Supper Clubs Press Launch – Clementine Posset with cinnamon biscuit

Fat Macy’s Website: https://www.fatmacys.org/
(Spaces still available on 28th March, 2019.)
Fat Macy’s Social Media:
Twitter: @fatmacys
Facebook: @fatmacys
Instagram: @fat_macys
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 .
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About goantolondon

International food and travel blog by London based British Goan duo: Jason and Chiara Pinto. Twitter: @goantolondon @jasonpinto100 @chiarapinto About Goa: Goa is a small state on the western coast of India. Though the smallest Indian state, Goa has played an influential role in Indian history. Goa was one of the major trade centers in India, thus it had always been attracting the influential dynasties, seafarers, merchants, traders, monks and missionaries since its earliest known history. Throughout its history Goa has undergone continual transformation, leaving an indelible impression on various aspects of its cultural and socio-economic development. History of Goa: The East-West symbiosis of Goa makes it different from other parts of India, more than the historical and social niche. The history of Goa is a sweet and sour story of colonial heritage, oppressive rulers, a glorious culture, and uneventful immediate past. As a land with the identity of its own, Goa was brought into focus when it was liberated of Portugal from its oppressive rule of around 450 hundred years in 1961. Goa was captured and annexed to the Portuguese in 1510 following the urges of trade and demand of spices and also cottons and indigo. But, Goa has a history that starts much before Portugal even thought of Goa being where it is. Goa was coveted and ruled by a great number of Indian kingdoms and dynasties from the 4th century onwards. The first kingdom to rule Goa and Konkan were Bhojas, who were the feudatories of Ashoka in 4th and 5th centuries AD. The city of Chandrapur (present Chandor) was founded by Prince Chandraditya, son of Chalukya King Pulakesin from 566 to 597 A.D. after this, Goa was ruled consecutively by Silahara Dynasty, Kadamba Danasty, and finally Hoysalas from 1022 to 1342 A.D. From the 14th century onwards, Goa became a great trading center on the west coast, especially in the vast trade of horses imported from the Middle East. This was the time for bigger empires to move in and Vijayanagar Empire conquered it in 1344. But there empire was not going to last too long and in 1347, Bahmani Sultans defeated Vijayanagara forces in 1347 and controlled Goa. Afterwards, it was a time of great prosperity and peace for Gpa, especially during the rules of Yusuf Adil Shah and Ismail Adil Shah. They created beautiful houses, fortified Goa, and encouraged local craftsmen. Their liberal and progressive rule was not going to last too long and situation changed in 1510 A.D. Goa for all purposes was not on the Portuguese Radar even after a long time of their presence in India. When the Portuguese nobleman Alfonso de Albuquerque and his cousin Francisco de Albuquerque were sent with a powerful fleet in 1503 on the orders of King Dom Manuel I, the purpose was to defend the cargoes of spices, mostly pepper, against Arab Muslim raiders. The center of spice trade was Calicut at that time and Portuguese had built forts in Cochin and Cannanore. It was in 1506-08 that an opportunistic pirate, Timoja, persuaded Albuquerque to attack Goa and acquire a better land base. This made Goa, Portugal's first real territorial acquisition in Asia. After a brief period of recapturing by the Muslims, Goa Albuquerque finally captured Goa in 1510. The inquisition of Goa in 1540 reversed the previous liberal policy of Albuquerque and imposed strict censorship of literature and new laws to forbade non-Christians from professions. Forced conversions took place continuously, censorship was established on literature, the temples were destroyed, and non-Christian priests, holy men, and teachers were evicted. This led to continuous fleeing of Hindus from Goa to other parts of India. It is not that the relationship with Portugal brought only destruction for the Goans. Portuguese also built great churches like the church of St. Cajetan and Bom Jesus basilica in Old Goa, which is a pilgrimage site for the Christians from around the world. But it is also true that pre-1961; Goa was a highly impoverished region very backward and primitive. It is after the liberation that Goa of today has emerged and it has surprised even the locals many of whom had left their homeland before its liberation. Portugal and India are today friends and Goa continues to be a fascinating blend of Latin and Oriental. Information sourced from: http://www.royalorienttrain.com/goa/goa-history.html
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