Most disappearing acts are complete cons.
You can see right through them.
But one act that has stood the test of time – specifically, 7 years – is the Disappearing Dining Club, an itinerant, pop-up, fine-dining experience that was essentially the pioneer of the communal supperclub. They’ve been serving up extravagant feasting menus since everyone else was… well, eating off their own, normal sized plates. And being the oldest is probably not entirely unrelated to the fact that it’s really, very good.
Specialists in finding unusual locations, they’ve plated up everywhere from laundrettes to lighthouses, and now they’ve come across an intimate, brick-walled, arched-ceilinged studio space in Hoxton. And they’d like you to be in it.
To tempt you in, they’re offering a rotating, minimum six course menu of high-end cheffery without the pretentious drizzling and flower arranging on top. The menu for this season of supperclubs is appropriately based on the actual season, showcasing fresh spring veg and lovely spring…animals.
You know, lambs and stuff.
You’ll arrive to a whimsical botanical welcome cocktail and a lil’ something hot and fresh out the kitchen. The main dishes will change depending on market availability, but you can expect decadent starters like oyster soup with salmon caviar, and rabbit and leek terrine, and elegant but unpretentious mains like pan-fried bream with saffron aioli, and braised lamb shoulder with snail jus (which sounds endlessly more appealing in French than English).
Finish off with a vanilla baravois (a big fancy panna cotta) scattered with blood orange and chocolate crumble, and that, dear friend, is the Disappearing Dining Club experience.
At which point it’s time for you to make your disappearing act.
NOTE: Spring at Disappearing Dining Club takes place on 17, 24, 25 and 31 March, and 1, 7, 8 April. Tickets cost £40 and can be booked HERE.
Disappearing Dining Club | Arch 367, Geffrye Street, E2 8HZ
Where to drink nearby, you ask? Only THIS PLACE.