The Potlatch supperclub launches in Brick Lane with former Clove Club chef


We're suckers for a good pop-up and the latest, interesting venture launching in London is taking over the Canvas Cafe just off Brick Lane for its opening night.

The Potlatch has several interesting folk involved. It's the brainchild of Nick Gilkinson - a manager with D&D London and part of the team that's just opened The German Gymnasium in King’s Cross. In the kitchen is former Clove Club chef, Jonathan Williams and his four course menu for the pop-up's first event sounds amazing. It kicks off with various snacks to share - duck liver parfait with rhubarb and brioche and pork crackling with anchovies and sunflower seed. Then:

  • Salt-baked celeriac, William Heaps (fresh cows curd from Blackwoods in Brockley), apple, hazelnut and brown butter (pictured)
  • Roasted Cornish monkfish, cauliflower, buttermilk, pine and roe
  • Smoked wood pigeon with a confit leg, squash, salsify and greens
  • Salted caramel custard, quince and shortbread

"I am really excited about The Potlatch," says Nick. "It is a chance for me to create my own restaurant for one night a month and whether it's a sip of an amazing wine, taking a bite out of a perfectly cooked dish or even the music playlist creating just the right atmosphere.

The four course, £60 dinner will feature unlimited wine chosen by Nick from smaller, more traditional winemakers.

The Potlatch takes over The Canvas Cafe at The Canvas Cafe, 42 Hanbury Street, E1 5JL on Tuesday 8 March 2016. Tickets available for £60 per head and include a welcome cocktail and wine. Keep up with their news on Twitter @the_potlatch