Guests at Jimmy's Supper Club at Annex East

Jimmy’s Supper Club at Annex East, Stratford, dinner

Menu from a dinner at Jimmy’s Supper Club at Annex East, an Olympic inspired pop-up in Stratford, to preview their menu prior to opening; with food created by Jimmy Garcia of Southwest Supper Club and with wines to match selected by Gregory Andrews of Dvinewine (read my piece on Olympic supperclubs here):

A trio of canapés

Rene Mosse Moussamoussettes NV 


Smoked duck breast with cherry three ways – cherry compote, cherry coke reduction and savoury cherry and Earl Grey tea muffin


Boiled quail’s egg and beetroot salad with asparagus spears and balsamic reduction (v)

Riesling Reserve Andre Scherer 2011, Alsace, France 


Trio of pork – crisp pork belly, confit cheek, pancetta crisp, spiced apple purée, Calvados jus


Wild mushroom brioche bread and butter pudding with whisky jus

Le Petit Fantet d’Hyppolyte 2011, Vin de Pays de l’Aude


Eton Mess – berry ripple meringues, strawberry cream, raspberry coulis, fresh berries

Moscato d’Asti Lumine 2011, Ca’ d’Gal

Petit fours

Qin Xie

Qin Xie is a London based food, wine and travel journalist and trained chef.

When not infiltrating Michelin restaurants as a kitchen tourist, she writes about food, drink and travel. Her work has appeared on Yahoo, FT, The Times and CNN.

Her first cookbook, co-authored with YS Peng at Hunan Restaurant, is out March 2014.

According to friends, her watch is always set to UTC -- ready for the next big adventure. In reality, she is happiest at the dinner table or by the sea.

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