Back in April of this year, I organised and hosted the Social Supper; in aid of Social Pantry’s charity partner, Key4Life, 5 ex-offenders teamed up with 5 London based chefs ( me included!) for a supper club. One of the brilliant chefs involved was the ever so lovely, Lee Westcott, from the East London restaurant, the Typing Room. Since then, the Typing Room has been on my hit list for some time and with a (slightly) quieter week, last Thursday I headed East for what was going to be an evening of exquisite food.
Set in the Town Hall Hotel, the Typing Room is seriously stylish and upon request, we were seated front row to watch their open kitchen and keep an eye on all of the action.
The 5-course tasting menu involved:
IPA sourdough, marmite butter & pearl barley
Trout, horseradish, gooseberry & tomato
Yeasted cauliflower, raisins, capers & mint
Cod, peas, girolles & lemon verbena
Aylesbury duck, carrot & chicory
Sheep’s yoghurt, apple & dill
It’s safe to say we left feeling pleasantly full. The dinner was delicious and faultless – each course was beautifully presented and unique in their own individual way. The staff were all very welcoming and attentive yet we felt relaxed and enjoyed a leisurely evening (arriving at 19.00 and not leaving until 23.15, sorry!). A shout out does have to be given to the IPA sourdough and marmite butter. Anyone who knows me well will appreciate my love for bread (it’s the simple things in life!) but whether you’re a lover or a hater of marmite, this will not disappoint and not a course to pass up, it’s one of the highlights by far!
Big thank you to the Typing Room team and Lee for looking after us so well… I’ll be back!