Gulp is delighted to announce some delicious edible adventures with Mangia! Mangia! next year.
The Holy Palate Supper Club
Thursday 23 Feb, 7.30pm and Friday 24 Feb, 7.30pm
£50 BOOK HERE
Detail from Saint Agatha (1630–1633) painting by Francisco de Zurbarán
Leaning into the histories of Italian food and art, Kaye and Matt will be joining forces to bring you an extraordinary Supper Club taking inspiration from the 1930s Futurist Cookbook – La Cucina Futurista – whose eccentric ideas have informed much of contemporary gastronomy as we know it.
Pioneers of multisensory eating, the Futurists’ dinners were more than food but combined taste, aroma, texture, sound, poetry and performance to create a ‘beyond the plate’ food experience. Couldn’t the same be said of ‘The Sound of the Sea’ by Heston Blumenthal almost 80 years later?
This group of artists proposed the merits of (sometimes inedible) ingredients which they believed could increase virility and strength in diners, for instance replacing carbohydrate packed pasta with alcohol, metal and perfumes. We won’t be going to such extremes but will embrace their ingenuity whilst unpacking and rethinking their masculine approaches within the eating experience. Parallels will also be drawn with The Feast of St Agatha (5th) and St Valentines (14th) as platforms for eating.
The Holy Palate will present a mash-up of ideas, folklore and politics – not for the fainthearted.
Pasta! Pasta! Workshop and Lunch
Saturday 11 March, 11am-3pm
£80 per person for all materials and lunch. BYOB.
November’s Pasta! Pasta! workshop at Gulp
After a hugely successful workshop in November 2022, we are bringing back Pasta! Pasta!
This unique experience is much more than a pasta-making workshop. Led by the Founder and Chef of Mangia! Mangia! Matt O Callaghan, participants will gain new skills, eat delicious food and meet like-minded food lovers!
This hands-on class will provide participants with essential pasta making skills, starting with the basics – mixing the dough, learning to make pasta shapes. The workshop will cover semola based pasta such as orecchiette and cavatelli.. Once the learning is over, the cooking and eating will begin as participants cook their pasta and eat lunch together in Gulp’s beautiful dining room.
This workshop can also be booked for a group or work team at a date to suit you. The private dining room provides the perfect intimate setting for friends, families and work teams. Contact email@example.com to discuss your needs.
Pasqua (Easter) Supper Club
Thursday 6 April, 7.30pm
Friday 7 April, 7.30pm
£60 includes a welcome drink
Mangia! Mangia! Supper Clubs are a taste of Italian right here in the heart of Birmingham. Taste the fresh Italian produce straight from Matt’s allotment as well as the likes of special ingredients and home-made liqueurs.
This very special edition of Mangia! Mangia! Supper Club (translating as Eat! Eat!) is a celebration of the Italian way of eating. Guests can expect a convivial evening of simple but delicious food, freshly prepared in Gulp’s kitchen. Matt will prepare a traditional 4 course Italian Easter dinner.
As part of the dinner, each guest will be gifted a traditional Sicilian delicacy of Angello Pasquale – a beautifully hand-painted marzipan lamb (pictured above) to take home.
We will be working with 1485 Wines to source the perfect wines to pair with the meal and can be ordered in advance through firstname.lastname@example.org
Mangia! Mangia! Supper Clubs can also be booked for a group or work team at a date to suit you. The private dining room provides the perfect intimate setting for friends, families and work teams. Contact email@example.com to discuss your needs.
About Mangia! Mangia!
Mangia! Mangia! Was founded by Matt O’Callaghan – a cook, grower, writer and teacher of food, specialising in traditional Italian and British recipes. Much of the food he cooks is grown on his own Birmingham allotment, demonstrating that you don’t have to live in Italy to grow Mediterranean food.
His writing has received praise from Nigella Lawson, Rachel Roddy and Diana Henry and he has recently published Can Food Be Art? with Vittles.
Founded by Sensory Artist Kaye Winwood, Gulp is an artistic dining room nestled in a stunning Grade II listed building in the heart of Birmingham’s Jewellery Quarter. Gulp is a meeting, learning and eating space for curious appetites with a desire for the extraordinary. Gulp provides a beautiful setting for corporate away days and meetings; private celebrations; filming and photoshoots. Enquires to firstname.lastname@example.org