Fine dining gone wild – fodder is back

Following their sell-out debut in June, fodder – the pop-up celebrating seasonal, wild foods and local produce and craftspeople – returns to Borough Wines & Beers’ Brewery Below in Islington for a month-long residency running Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights from the 7th September.

The menu shows not only the change in seasons since their June suppers, but a development in what fodder is all about, with more ingredients foraged by the team themselves (including the sea vegetables that go with the seaweed-poached cod with buttermilk and apple marigold) and an even bigger focus on local craftsmanship, with plates and dishes supplied by Hackney based ceramicists Kana London (who create the oh-so Instagrammable plates at Breddos Tacos), Salutations StudioCommon.Objects StudioLazy GlazeVictoria Bridal and Anna Beam (all of whom are members of Hackney ceramics studio Clay Collective). 

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There’s also a more playful side to the menu this time, best shown in the second dish of the seven-course tasting menu: lamb nuggets, rosehip ketchup and fermented turnip ‘mayo’, featuring foraged rosehips and lamb from The Butchery in Bermondsey, who work with native British breeds and small organic farms. 

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Also new to the team is Ollie Downey, who’s joining chef and co-founder Michael Thompson in the kitchen. The two chefs worked together at Fera @ Claridge’s, and have worked together on the menu for the September residency and with co-founders Jenny Novitzky and Louise Stapley on driving the new business forward.  Since their June pop-up, they’ve been working hard to develop their network of independent, local suppliers and craftspeople to build upon the ethos and concept.

As with their September residency, Borough Wines & Beers has put together a flight of pairings, selecting organic and natural wines as well as the option of a beer flight to go with each dish on the menu. The nano-brewery that doubles up as the event space itself is even brewing a limited edition, foraged ‘fodder’ beer for the occasion.

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Tickets are available here, but move quickly – they’re bound to sell out again!

 

Enjoy!

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