Cuisson, famed for their private dining events, have launched a pop-up in the subterraneous Vaults of Waterloo, with a focus on interactive dining.
Chefs cook and plate up courses in front of your eyes, encouraging guests to join in and customise their dishes. Ingredients and garnishes are meticulously added to each dish (with giant sets of tweezers for that extra level of precision) to develop a truly creative and beautiful menu.
As part of a special booking deal, we were treated to a pre-dinner cocktail masterclass, learning to create a selection of inventive cocktails in their welcome bar (which holds a late night license until 2am) before heading upstairs for dinner.
The simple, unadorned dining space is the perfect environment to shift focus on to the food. Wooden, white-washed tables seating a total of 75 diners, act like gallery walls; enhancing the colours on the plates to ensure the ingredients are at the forefront.
The menu, designed by one of Cuisson’s top chef’s, Chavdar Todorov, consisted of four courses, exclusively designed for the event. Dishes included cured mackerel with lovage emulsion, daikon and horseradish snow, a main of slow cooked brisket with fermented vegetables, and carrot cake served with coconut custard and brown butter brittle. It was visually and gastronomically stunning.
The supper club runs till January 2016 but Cuisson have promised more is to come in the near future. I, for one, can't wait to see those giant tweezers again.