Private members’ club Library plays host to Edible Stories, a public pop-up that lets you experience theatre through food.
Downstairs in Covent Garden’s Library, there’s a riotous dinner party being thrown each night. This being Theatreland, you can certainly expect a show, only this production, put on by Edible Stories, focuses on showcasing its flair through the art of food.
Taking four of some of the most well-loved stories ever written and that were also later produced in the West End, the food theatre specialists plan to entertain and satisfy our palates in equal measure.
There are four different week-long productions: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, The Phantom of The Opera, Les Miserables and Matilda. Each play is broken down into bitesize courses that represent a part of the story which unfolds as each dish is served at the table. Look for clues in the ingredients, presentation and sensations of each dish and drink. Actors pop up periodically too to help contribute to the story.
In the Les Miserables themed dining experience, running this week, expect a feast of tear and share breads (with smoked mackerel pate and salty pork rillettes), ‘peasant food’ in the form of roasted wood pigeon and sweet poached pears in white wine. By the end of the performance, we had cleared every one of our plates – the foodie equivalent of a standing ovation we think.
Set menus start from £45 (includes one cocktail and between three to four courses). Runs until 15th May.
To book, email [email protected] or call 020 7240 2874.
Library, 112 St Martin’s Lane, London WC2N 4BD.