Soho’s new underground sensation Cahoots is teaming up with the Basement Galley on Sunday, 9th August for an afternoon of fine dining, cocktails and post-war shenanigans. Guests will be transported to a world of scoundrels, underground jazz and a quintessentially British-inspired summer menu. The Underground Supper Club will offer guests a truly immersive dining experience with a menu that features the best of British fare circa 1946 along with specialty pairing cocktails.
Chef Alex Cooper has conceived an extraordinary four-course menu that pays homage to post-war Britain. The refreshing starter will be a chilled wild garlic and green pea soup with a strawberry emulsion and pea shoots, paired with specialty cocktail Give Peas a Chance. To follow is a vibrant cherry wood vodka and grapefruit cured salmon with sweet Dijon and fennel flowers paired with the Gipsy’s Kiss. Diners can tuck into scrumptious BBQ lamb neck with white onion and garlic puree, smoked confit aubergine and rosemary croquettes, paired with the See You Later Baked Potato savoury cocktail. The final provision of the evening will be an apricot and thyme sorbet, lavender shortbread and lemon posset.
In addition to serving the unique menu, Cahoots will also serve their signature cocktails including the Vera Lynn, Judy Garland and the sharer cocktail, “The Tanqueray No. TEN Station Clock,’ served in an actual clock with a working clock face, mind you – the hands do tick backwards in time. There will also be wine and for those who simply want to enjoy the comfort of classic ale, Spitfire Premium Kentish Ale will be available.
The Basement Galley started out as a recreational weekend project in Brixton as an avenue for Alex Cooper and Tom Fothergill to live out their recipe ideas and has now turned into an ambitious culinary undertaking: a hybrid of secret supper club, cutting edge pop-up and social interaction. The Basement Galley has hosted the Underground Supper Club in a decommissioned 1967 Victoria Line carriage in a tucked away area in Walthamstow. Guests have the opportunity to try an ever-changing five-course tasting menu and socialise with strangers that share a passion for quality food.
The Inception Group also own and operate 80s themed nightclub, Maggie’s, the acclaimed Bunga Bunga, an Englishman’s Italian, Bar, Pizzeria and Karaoke venue in Battersea, and Mr Fogg’s a Mayfair based bar modelled on the actual home of Jules Verne’s most famous adventurer, Phileas Fogg. Last summer, they launched Cocobananas, which takes inspiration from a Brazilian Beach party. This past December, they launched Beaver Lodge, a cabin bar and dance saloon based on the winter cowboy log cabins found in Wyoming.