Come and meet Dale Gibson and Sarah Wyndham Lewis who set up their sustainable beekeeping practice - Bermondsey Street Bees in 2007.
As well as looking after 80 hives in locations including Lambeth Palace and the Charterhouse, Bermondsey Street Bees supplies its raw honey to leading hotels and restaurants including Hakkasan, Tom Kerridge and Roux at The Landau.
Both Dale and Sarah lecture widely on urban beekeeping and the community plantings they undertake to increase pollinator forage. Dale has become known as a pioneer in sustainable beekeeping and spokesman for city bees. Sarah is a qualified Honey Sommelier, Great Taste Awards judge and author of 'Planting for Honeybees'.
Our chef for the evening will be Beth Rose. Beth is a private chef and recipe writer from Swansea. She has always been completely obsessed with food and in 2015, after moving to London, competed on MasterChef UK and finished as a semi-finalist. It was when Beth started working at Farmdrop, a London-based ethical grocery startup, that she started to become aware of our disconnect with where our food comes from. In her own words: “Learning about food producers and production has taught me that a true sustainable diet is one that is good for your health, good for the planet and good for society too. I love to cook using the best ingredients available to me, and take influences from all over the world to create dishes that celebrate real, honest food.”
Cocktail on Arrival
Charred cabbage, honey beer tempura shallot rings and mustard aioli
Crispy Romney lamb breast with fennel, white beans and green sauce
Rhubarb, cardamom and honey spelt tart
Menu subject to change
Drinks available to buy separately at the bar