Grazing Asia Supper Club a Photo Essay

Recently, The London Foodie, Love Leluu, Meemalee and I put on an Asian Supper Club, Grazing Asia, for Jamie Oliver’s Fifteen Foundation. My earlier post talked about how this came about and this post is all about what happened on the day.
Since the event, our new Grazing Asia site has been updated with some stunning images courtesy of Paul Winch Furness. We have added a massive list of dates for Grazing Asia events over the next few months which comprise of supper clubs, cooking lessons, cooking clubs and other fun stuff.
Here is a photo essay of the day, documenting how a bunch of amateurs produced a supper club on the fly.
10am The 2 test kitchens above the Fifteen Restaurant are all set up for prep. We had one of the Fifteen trainees and a Fifteen alumni helping us out. While Danny McCubbin, Jamie Oliver’s Editor is managing everyone.
Grazing Asia Supper Club
Grazing Asia Supper Club
11am It’s getting a bit frenzied, all hands on deck.
Grazing Asia Supper Club
Chopping.
Grazing Asia Supper Club
Sifting, frying.
Grazing Asia Supper Club
12 noon It’s all heating up, meat is being roasted, noodles soaked, vegetables chopped, tables set. More Fifteen staff turn up to help with Front of House.
Oozing.
Grazing Asia Supper Club
More chopping.
Grazing Asia Supper Club
The calm before the storm.
Grazing Asia Supper Club
About 2pm: Guests begin to arrive, the wine is served and the fun begins
Grazing Asia Supper Club
Grazing Asia Supper Club
Grazing Asia Supper Club
Grazing Asia Supper Club
At about 2.30 the first course is served :
Japanese – Seared Tuna with Yuzu Ponzu & Sesame Dressing
Seared Tuna with Yuzu Ponzu & Sesame Dressing

Seared Tuna with Yuzu Ponzu & Sesame Dressing

Second Course Burmese Fishball Salad aka Nga-pè Thoh(k)
Grazing Asia Supper Club
Grazing Asia Supper Club

Sneaking a quick bite in between service

Service moves along smoothly with all the dishes served on time and with the minimum of drama. No major catastrophes so far.
Next was the Vietnamese course : Baked Crispy Pork Belly with Banh Cuon, Pickled and Fried Shallots with Vietnamese Cured Ham, Thai Basil and Coriander
Grazing Asia Supper Club
Grazing Asia Supper Club
Lastly Malaysian Laksa, a curry noodle dish. We needed a whole production line to get this dish plated, soup ladled and served.
Grazing Asia Supper Club
Grazing Asia Supper Club

Joe check out the vat of laksa soup

Grazing Asia Supper Club
We had overestimated the amounts of laksa to prepare that we had so much extra. Lots of people had second helpings.
For dessert we had Green Tea Pannacotta, made by the chefs at Fifteen.
Green Tea Pannacotta
About 5pm
We pulled it off. Food arrived swiftly and without too much delay between course, conversation was buzzing, the wine was flowing. The first Grazing Asia event was done. The team at Fifteen were amazing to work with and their help made the event a real success. We raised a ton of money for the Fifteen Foundation. The Grazing Asia team had a real blast and we want to do more events like this.
Grazing Asia Supper Club
To book a seat at one of the next Grazing Asia events check out the Grazing Asia events page.
Read more reviews of the Grazing Asia Supper Club :
Note: All images that are not watermarked are courtesy of Paul Winch Furness, food photographer extraordinaire.
Thanks to all our friends helped us with ingredients, wine and  photography.

Grazing Asia Supper Club at Jamie Oliver’s Fifteen

What is Grazing Asia?
Over yet another meal, the idea to host a joint Asian Supper Club was hatched. Over the last few days, emails were exchanged and a meeting was held, over a meal of course, a name was coined (Thanks Danny), the concept was defined and the menu was decided.

Who are Grazing Asia?
On the Grazing Asia team are:

me – @SlowFoodKitchen
MiMi – @Meemalee
Luiz – @TheLondonFoodie
Uyen – @LoveLeluu

The Grazing Asia team is made up of a collaboration of 4 different British Asian food bloggers of different nationalities (Vietnamese, Japanese, Burmese and Malaysian).

Two of whom have been featured internationally for their cooking skills/supperclubs:

Uyen Luu who runs Fernandez and Leluu Supperclub
Luiz Hara who runs the London Cooking Club

Grazing Asia Events:
The first event is on 19th June 2011, and will be held at Jamie Oliver’s Test Kitchens at Fifteen. All proceeds from this event will be for Jamie Oliver’s Fifteen Foundation.

For this event specifically we are being joined by Jamie Oliver’s website editor Danny McCubbin.

To book tickets, news on upcoming events and all sorts of other goodies, head over to our new website and also follow us on Twitter @GrazingAsia

Am so thrilled to be part of this Supper Club with this dynamic team of food bloggers but am a wee bit apprehensive to have to cook for so many people. Hope to see you at one of the events soon.

Grazing Asia Supperclub

http://www.GrazingAsia.com