On Tuesday the 30th of May, Plot, the British small plates restaurant in Tooting’s Broadway Market, will join forces with food charity, The People’s Fridge, for a one off ‘waste’ dinner made with produce, which would otherwise be thrown away, from their suppliers. In line with the growing trend for repurposing ‘wasted’ food in the UK, the kitchen will create a special menu and cocktails, with proceeds from the evening donated to the Fridge.
The four course menu will be determined on the day; dictated by produce scouted out from the traders at New Covent Garden market and Plot’s local suppliers who they work with year round. The result will be in-keeping with Plot’s style of simple, seasonal ingredients, well cooked, to create small plates which pack a punch. To whet your appetite, guests will be welcomed with a Negroni made from house-brewed vermouth using open bottles of wine from behind the bar, with a blend of spices and Campari. There will also be a specially created ‘Cabbage Sour’ cocktail, made with pickling liquor from the kitchen’s cabbage, along with cassis, gin, rosemary syrup and star anise.
‘We’re huge admirers of The People’s Fridge, and everything they’ve done for the local community. We’re always excited to team up with our neighbours, so we can’t wait to create this menu completely from scratch’ Says Co-Founder Mark ‘It’s going to be a challenge, but we’re totally up for it, and it makes it all the more rewarding working on a project like this for such a great cause’ adds Harry.
Housed in a former market stall, the dinner will be an intimate affair, introduced by Rebecca Trevalyan from The People’s Fridge, to whom 10% of each ticket sold will be donated. Based in Pop Brixton, The Peoples Fridge is London’s first community fridge, and is driven by the belief that too much food is discarded unnecessarily, working to redirect unused food from the local market, restaurants and cafés, which can then be taken by anyone in need from the fridge itself.