Peyton and Byrne’s first supper club of 2015 was billed as ‘a health focused dining experience’ and, while we appreciated a helping hand in our January detox, if we’re being honest we were a bit dubious about the concept of a healthy dinner party.
Surely each is the antichrist of the other?
But we were to be proven wrong. Creative chef Emma Duggan had done wonders with seasonal ingredients and managed to whip up an imaginative (and filling!) five course menu, featuring a lot of vegetables alongside Cornish mackerel and beautifully tender venison casserole, so it was far from rabbit food-y. Helped along with some top tips from nutritionist Nick Owen and Mr. Oliver Peyton himself, our knowledge of healthy eating and where to buy our food was boosted along with our immune systems.
And that’s without to mention the picturesque setting of the Keeper’s House at the Royal Academy. The subterranean dining den was all soft lighting, white damask tablecloths and tasteful flower arrangements, perfectly complementing the honesty of the menu.
Fortunately for you, the guys at Peyton and Byrne have plenty more supper club ideas up their sleeves, each with a different theme and to be held on the last Wednesday of every month at the RA. The next one will be an organic and bio-dynamic wine pairing dinner with their expert wine supplier Gideon Clow and more seasonal dishes from Emma. Better book yourself in.