ShareEast Supper Club
I remember watching the Olympic Park develop from my neighbouring home in East London. I was lucky enough to bag tickets to the event too. After all the excitement of the games, London was left to wonder what lay in store. After years of post-games development, the space has been transformed into 67 acres of breathtaking park land with a newly developed community on the doorstep.
East Village, set in the former Olympic Village, is London’s newest neighbourhood. Fast becoming a hot spot for food and wine enthusiasts, it welcomes a string of restaurants this spring, including Neapolitan pizzeria Firezza and Dalston favourite coffee and cocktail joint Tina, We Salute You.
East Village going one step further to inject a community feel by launching a unique scheme, aptly named ShareEast, which encourages neighbours to participate in a monthly supper club – ‘Come Dine With Me’ style. The host for the evening will have the chance to show off their culinary skills while ShareEast covers the cost of the ingredients. All guests have to do is bring the matching wine, an easy assignment when newly opened wine merchant Bottle Apostle is on their door step. They even offer a free wine matching service.
How many of us city folk count our neighbours as friends? ShareEast is just one of the imaginative community based schemes targeted at getting East Village residents to get to know their neighbours. This is some fantastic urban planning, and if you want to be a part of it the contact Get Living London or visit www.eastvilliage.co.uk.