Ex Smokehouse duo to run weekly supperclub Chicken of the Woods in Crouch End

Chicken of the Woods

There's a new weekend supperclub coming to Crouch End that DOES sound very interesting. It's from Chris Slaughter and James Galton best known for The Pig & Butcher, Smokehouse and British restaurant Heirloom in Crouch End. They'll be taking over a space in the Grade II listed Hornsey Town Hall every Friday and Saturday, setting up shop in the 1930s built former cloakroom.

The menu will all be about seasonality - so it will be based around four key seasonal ingredients, that they've all sourced personally from across the country. As they put it, they'll "spend the week on the road, finding ingredients to cook on just two nights of the week."

That first menu is:

  • Isle of Wight asparagus - with chilled beet & young garlic, ham stock & unpasteurised creme fraiche
  • Day boat brill - with Jersey royals & clams, Cultivated mushrooms & chicken butter 
  • Dexter beef with Bread & chefs pan, Charcoal onions & onion broth 
  • Menton lemon with Crumble & rhubarb, Custard & lavender

It's all only £35 and they'll be partnering with different wine suppliers each month, starting with Les Caves de Pyrenne. You can book on their website

Chicken of the Woods starts on April 30 at Hornsey Town Hall Arts Centre, The Broadway, Crouch End, London N8 9JY. For more, follow them on Twitter @chickenotwoods