SALADPRIDE'S SEVEN CHAKRAS SUPPER CLUB

VegansofLDN founder, Serena Lee, headed to SaladPride's chakra-focused supper club - "The secret taste of bliss, a multisensorial supper club" - for seven courses of food, drink, scents and sounds.


WHAT?

SaladPride first opened as a small vegetarian restaurant in sunny Neal's Yard, Covent Garden. I don't want to give too much away, as the whole evening is about synesthesia and igniting the senses - so I don't want to give up the air of mystery that the supper club has buzzing around it.

What I will tell you is that each of the seven courses relates to one chakra and is symbolised with a particular colour in the rainbow. So firstly, as below, we have the red and orange courses.

Salad Pride, Neal's Yard, Covent Garden - review by VegansofLDN / Vegans of London. Supper Club at vegan restaurant.
Salad Pride, Neal's Yard, Covent Garden - review by VegansofLDN / Vegans of London. Supper Club at vegan restaurant.

Before each course, you're given a scent to (1) take in, with full concentration on the fragrance, and (2) try to name if you're up to it. The food and drink (like the tonics above) are then served alongside music related to the respective chakra.

Course 3: Yellow

Course 3: Yellow

Course 4: Green

Course 4: Green

Also before tucking in, SaladPride founder & recipe book author David Bez talks you through the chakra: popular beliefs surrounding the chakra, for example in relation to primal instincts or to creativity - and, whilst informative, this is all spoken with a beautiful sense of humility and curiosity from someone who is happy to share what he's been learning about yogic philosophy.

Salad Pride, Neal's Yard, Covent Garden - review by VegansofLDN / Vegans of London. Supper Club at vegan restaurant.

The fifth course is one of the most unusual combinations - again, I'd love to go into what each course is made up of! But it's such an explorational evening, lasting around three hours in total. I'll leave you to work out what makes the drink in my hands such a pastel blue colour :).

The dish in front of me here is something squishy, rich and savoury in the middle, on top of a pool of sweet, sticky goodness.

 

By the sixth course I'd lost count and was talking about being happily full and ready to walk 9km home, until someone pointed out there was one more to go. Course no6 is less of a mystery as it's a raw cake by The Hardihood, who stock at SaladPride. 

Course 6: Topped with an edible flower

Course 6: Topped with an edible flower

Course 7: Long walk afterwards compulsory.

Course 7: Long walk afterwards compulsory.

 

WHERE?

SaladPride is at Neal's Yard, Covent Garden. It's a short walk from Tottenham Court Road tube station, and Neal's Yard is worth a visit all year round for its rainbow colours and foodie spots.

HOW MUCH?

SaladPride's supper club is priced at £50. This is a whole-evening experience, with heaps of warmth and personal connection leaving you, as David puts it, "flying out of the door" by the time you've been carried from the earthiest chakra right through to your crown and into stillness. 

Find out about future dates here (at the time of writing, the next available supper club is on 13th Jan).

 

Thanks for reading!

Serena Lee

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The full selection of The Hardihood's cakes.

The full selection of The Hardihood's cakes.