Set up last year, Pan is a wild food supper club created by expert game chef Dougy Robertson, having previously worked as Head Chef at Sussex-based foraging focussed cookery school Hunter Gather Cook. Named after the Greek god of the wild and nature, Pan has a profound focus on seasonal food, celebrating the wild food and cooking techniques from the British Isles.
Bringing a taste of spring to London’s riverside next month, Pan will host a series of supper clubs, beginning on Wednesday 7th March. Overlooking the River Thames, these supper clubs will be hosted at Hurlingham Yacht Club in Putney, showcasing wild food and cooking – from open fire barbecuing to pickling and fermenting. While Dougy’s dishes are “born in the wild”, the chef also draws inspiration from British, Scandinavian and Brazilian flavours and techniques.
At these Spring supper clubs, a four-course menu will be served, priced at £40, with a ‘bring your own bottle’ incentive (£7.50 corkage). This menu will feature a pigeon and wild garlic amuse bouche followed by a starter of hot smoked salmon, pickled salsify, crumbled black pudding, roast rhubarb and rocket. To follow, ‘dirty-seared’ muntjac venison will be served with butter bean and nettle Feijao (a twist on classic Brazilian stew); and a roast, fermented and smoked salad. To finish, Pan will serve a spit-roast cake with forced rhubarb. Forced rhubarb will also feature in a forced rhubarb Caipirinha, offered to guests as a welcome cocktail.
Speaking on the March supper clubs, Pan founder, Dougy Robertson said:
We’re really excited to be bringing a feast of wild and foraged flavours to the Putney riverside, cooked on an open fire. Our Spring Pop Up will celebrate the stunning ingredients we are so lucky to have available on our shores. The star of the banquets will be muntjac venison, and we look forward to sharing our passion for this lean, versatile and tasty meat in March and April. Forced rhubarb is likewise an ingredient to celebrate at this time of year, and we’ll be playing with its sweet sharpness in a number of ways.”
Tickets to Pan’s Spring Pop Up are priced at £40 BYOB (plus £7.50 corkage) and include a welcome drink on arrival. Entry will open at 7:30pm. Additional dates confirmed are Wednesday 4th and Wednesday 18th April. Tickets can be booked at designmynight.com.