Mushroom Drawing & Plant-Based Supper Club

20th November 2019 | Hackney Coffee Company | 6.30pm - 10.00pm


Join us for an evening celebrating our mycelium friends – mushrooms! As the days begin to draw in, mushrooms begin to make a reappearance in seasonal dishes – whether the moreish morilles or elegant chanterelles. With plant-based diets becoming an ever-more viable and urgent option to curb the climate crisis, Eastern Biological believes that mushrooms deserve to take centre stage.

The event will begin with a drawing class led by Jennie Webber of Wild Life Drawing. Jennie will guide you through how to draw various mushrooms, and on hand will be an expert mycologist who'll talk us through the myriad species of fungi and their natural history.

The drawing workshop will then be followed by a vegan supper club. Mushrooms will be the star ingredient over the course of an east Asian inspired four-course menu, devised and cooked by chef and food stylist Rukmini Iyer: author of bestselling cookbooks The Roasting Tin and The Green Roasting Tin. Rukmini will also be giving short talks about her dishes and preparation methods between courses. 

This is a unique opportunity to see the variety of mushrooms on offer: they’re much more exciting than the average 200g supermarket punnet of chestnut mushrooms wrapped in clingfilm!

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🌱 Korean sushi rolls with sesame roasted mushrooms, peppers and tenderstem, chilli soy dipping sauce (vegan, gf)

🌱 Crispy miso polenta with wild mushrooms, spiced garlic squash, roasted lime dressing (vegan, gf)

🌱 Slow cooked mushroom ‘carnitas’ with kimchi, Sichuan roasted hispi & peanuts, parathas (vegan, gf on request)

🌱 Warm chocolate chip cookie, coconut & ginger sorbet, porcini & apricot crumb (vegan, gf on request)

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Location: The drawing workshop and supper club will not be taking place in our shop, but next door at: 

Hackney Coffee Company
503 Hackney Road
London E2 9ED

Ticket price includes: a one hour drawing workshop, four course vegan meal with canapés and one welcome cocktail. There will be a paid bar at the venue also. Drawing supplies for the workshop will be supplied, but feel free to bring your own materials. 

Food: All four courses are vegan, and can be made gluten free if requested at time of booking. Dishes may contain peanuts or sesame. As we are a supper club and not a restaurant, please contact us before booking if you have a specific dietary requirement or allergy, and will advise if we're able to accommodate this. Email us at:

Arrival time: Please arrive at 6.30pm for a welcome cocktail and canapés. The drawing workshop will start at 7.00pm. The starter will be served at 8.00pm.

Cancellation policy: No refunds

This is an 18+ event.

Purchase tickets at Eventbrite  |  £45