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Eleven98 deluxe Hackney grown herb oils

Covid 19 has put a halt to many hospitality industries but sadly the biggest hit by the pandemic are those who host supperclubs as supperclubs are an intimate way to meet new people and discover new food. They are usually held within the chefs house or in a privately hired venue. However with social distancing in place and rules of no more than six and no mixing of households this has become very difficult.

Aidan of Eleven98 produces a variety of dishes from using food foraged within which he brings to his tables. With the pandemic putting a halt to him hosting his usual dining experiences he wanted to bring a creative and socialise way to enjoy food within your own kitchen so he decided to make and sell online his own special home grown Hackney herb oils all of which come with a recipe suggestion leaflet in which food can be paired with the oils. As well as his oils he is also selling online for home delivery his unique signature truffles which he is famous for at his supperclubs.

I was kindly gifted a box courtesy of Aidan of his oils, salts and infamous truffles to try at home.


Aidan Brooks chef of Eleven98 hosts self funded immersive social fine dining experiences throughout the year.  It is a way for him to showcase the incredible produce which is either foraged, grown or sourced within the London Borough of Hackney.

He loves hosting dining experiences within London showing people that you can easily cook local and with foraged produce.  He loves to showcase the incredible food which can be foraged, grown and which can be sourced locally within his home town Hackney.

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Chocolate heaven – Pierre Marcolini chocolate pop up

Today I attended Pierre Marcolini chocolate pop up event at Carousel in Marylebone, to see Pierre Marcolini latest winter festive collection.  To be honest I have never heard of Pierre Marcolini before or of his chocolates which surprises me as I am a fan of chefs, bakers and chocolatiers. So I was thrilled to go along to this event to learn more about him and sample his chocolates. Unfortunately when I went along he was not around to meet as he visited earlier on in the day.  So I spoke to one of his apprentices which I learnt more about this amazing chocolatier Pierre Marcolini. Continue reading

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