Monday, 18 September 2017

Eats and Beats Supperclub

Two weeks ago saw the launch of Eats & Beats Supperclub, which took place in East London’s The Pillbox Kitchen in Bethnal Green. Eats and Beats is the works of friends and two lawyers Christina (who is also a CEO of events company Elevate Events) and Ranette (who provides private catering and has been featured by the Evening Standard 2016 and was the winner of the Guardian's Recipe swap in 2014). Both ladies love nothing more than joining forces and supporting local charities and entertaining.

The main initiative for the evening was raising money for GRIT formally known as Youth at Risk which undertakes commendable work to improve the lives of disadvantaged young people in the UK.

On arrival, there were smiling faces and I was greeted by Christina. I soon spotted the Mimosa bar which was neatly decorated - serving refreshingly good tasting mimosas in different variations. From the classic orange to pineapple to many others. You could also decorate your mimosa with adding in fruits of your choice. Once I arrived, I met Jen and her sister, who were the giveaway winners  of my Eats and Beat Supperclub giveaway which I held on my Instagram

 We soon found our way to our seats which were beautifully decorated in bold colours and beautiful flower centrepieces along with the menu for the evening. While the venue slowly began to pack up - DJ Incredible filled the air with old school riddems and current hits.

The host was the lovely Remel London of BBC 1xtra, she introduced the order of the evening and filled us with laughter. First of the live performances was Sharlene Monique - whose voice blew me away and I was impressed. She sang a song called Beautiful and it was very in need of today’s society.

Dinner began shortly after 7.15pm, first up was the Ackee and Saltfish Gyozas served with scotch bonnet infused coconut sauce and roasted sweet pepper sauce topped with crispy kale and nigella seeds. I was really looking forward to tasting this and it was absolutely beautiful. It was perfectly presented and the all the flavours worked well together on the dish. The scotch bonnet infused coconut sauce with the added addition of sweet pepper sauce made a nice warm compliment - perfectly for warming your cobbles on cold evenings or nights. It made a super and enjoyable starter. 

Next up on the performing was Kadina Kamara - again her voice was serene and soulful. For mains- we had the Turmeric & Thyme Mash which was served with sautéed savoy cabbage and Tandoori-style spiced chicken with green herbs and garlic sauce. Also served with Roti, this dish was the ultimate comforting dish - also the Turmeric and Thyme made a nice compliment to each other. It was very lifting and nourishing, The flavours of the tandoori spiced chicken were very flavoursome. 

Soon after Jolade did a spoken word performance of his love for hip-hop and it was dope. You had to be there to hear it, his verses were on point. A fantastic piece for the love of the popular music genre. 

A few other live performances by Jael and Adesayo were done. Although, I didn’t get a chance to stick around for those I am sure they were amazing. I had to make a quick exit - with that being said I missed the dessert. Judging by the below picture - it looked delicious. The dessert - Chocolate Cremuex with a cookie base, hibiscus (sorrel) spiced gelato, cocoa granola and pistachio cream.

Overall a very delightful evening for a great cause. It was an enjoyable evening. The atmosphere was just right and it was great to be in a room filled with greatness. 

Flyer/Food Shots: Eat & Beats
Pictures 2,3 & 6, 8, 10-12 are taken by Soulful Realist 
Other pics taken by me

Find more about Ranette via her blog -

Christina - Elevate Events

Grit is formally (Youth At Risk) - the website is under construction. They are on Twitter

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