Trufflehound launches Dining Club

Trufflehound Catering has announced the launch of a new service, Dining Club, offering fine dining meals delivered to your door. Each week a new menu will be unveiled on Friday with two or three-course options for either £40 or £45. (Local delivery is free. No minimum order). Clients will have the weekend to consider their selection before placing an order on Tuesday (aka Chooseday) for delivery three days later on Friday.

Each delivery comes with preparation guidance (minimal effort required) and can be eaten either that day or on the Saturday. All the food is prepared using fresh ingredients supplied by local independent retailers – meat from Mackens Bros and fish and shellfish from Covent Garden Fishmongers.

Owner and chef Jo Buckingham says “when we first launched the company 16 years ago, our strapline was Dining Out-at Home and although we are now best known for our canapés and bowl food, we have had to morph with the times and return to that theme. Everyone needs a treat and our fine Dining Club is designed to provide exactly that, a day off from shopping or wondering what to cook. The menus are designed to require minimum preparation – we tested them on a tough panel who were delighted. I had no idea that prawn bisque could be so popular!”

Video: How to plate Trufflehound’s delicious food

A safe alternative to eating out

Jo has been providing food for large Chiswick celebrations and fine dining for small groups for the past 16 years. Like many another caterer, she has seen her business fall off a cliff in March and has been looking at ways to adapt to the times and survive.

She has a loyal following in Chiswick and continues to provide a full service with chef and waiter in clients’ homes, to small groups of up to four people, to meet Covid restrictions.

She sees the new Dining Club as a safe alternative to eating out with the added benefits of not paying restaurant prices for a bottle of wine, or having to shell out for a taxi and not having to finish by 10.00 pm.

Trufflehound will be working with Tim Syrad Wines, who specialise in half bottles of wine. Each week he will be suggesting wine pairings to accompany their Dining Club menu. By specialising in half bottles clients can enjoy a different wine with each course. Dining Club clients can arrange to have wine delivered from Tim together with their food delivery.

Here’s this week’s menu, to order on Tuesday 6 October for delivery on Friday 9 October

Menu

Images above: Smoked salmon with dill and smoked tuile crisp; Rainbow chard gruyere tart

Starter

Slow-cooked salmon with dill pickle cucumber, sweet dill sauce with a smoked tuile crisp
or
Rainbow chard gruyere tart with heritage tomato salad and wilted leaves

Images above: Fillet of beef with dauphinoise potatoes, glazed carrots, king oyster mushrooms and a rich 7-hour jus; Fillet of sea bass with confit potatoes, pea pureé and mi-cuit tomatoes with salsa verde

Main

Fillet of beef with potatoes dauphinoise, king oyster mushrooms, pea pureé and glazed carrots with a rich 7-hour jus
or
Fillet of sea bass with confit potatoes, pea pureé and mi-cuit tomatoes with salsa verde

Images above: Scrummy pavlova with cream and a berry coulis; Chocolate fondant with cream

Dessert

Scrummy pavlova with cream and a berry coulis
or
Chocolate fondant with cream

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