Last Wednesday night, sixteen Hubbers and other innovative social entrepreneur types spanning architects, journalists, charity managers, an urban gardener, a diplomat and a maths and science prodigy, ascended on Hub Islington for our second Hub Supper.
They were greeted at the door with a glass of wine, and canapés prepared by Elaine Byfield of The Dulwich Cook, including whipped ricotta, pomegranate, smashed pea and mint crostinis; mango, chilli, lime and coriander crustades; and sticky teriyaki chicken meatballs.
The starters were followed by a main of Mexican chipotle beef with macerated onions, sour cream and charred habanero sauce, while vegetarians were treated with a dinner of braised puy lentils with leek, gorgonzola and caperberries.
The night was rounded off with a dessert of blackcurrant lemon posset, home made chocolate truffles, and a conversation so lively not a single guest left until an hour after the advertised closing time.
Hub Suppers is a supper club with a difference; a series of bespoke dinners designed to create meaningful introductions through conversation, not business cards.
The next Hub Supper will be scheduled for the second half of October. Stay tuned to the Hub mailing list, Facebook and Twitter for details of how you can be a part of it.