Supper club: Eastern Flavours with Olia Hercules

Friday 13 January 2017, 7:30pm — 11:00pm

As part of his Come to Konstam! residency at the Calvert 22 Café, chef Oliver Rowe will be teaming up with Olia Hercules, author of the award-winning recipe book Mamushka: Recipes from Ukraine & beyond, hailed by the Observer as "a joyful celebration of eastern European cooking."

At this unique supper club, Oliver and Olia will be presenting a mash-up of seasonal eastern European-inspired dishes, including homemade pickles, borsch, pies and more.


– Fermented pickles

– Winter borsch with fermented beetroot, ginger and chilli

– Ossetian pies

– Roast pork belly with sauerkraut, apples, prunes and spices

– Beetroot, walnut and caraway cake with sour cream and candied beetroot

About Olia Hercules

Olia Hercules was born in Ukraine and lived in Cyprus for 5 years before moving to London to study a BA in Italian language, followed by an MA in Russian and English. A number of jobs followed before her interest in food as an amateur reached its apogee and she decided to retrain as a chef at Leith's School of Food and Wine. She kicked off her culinary career working at London's Union Market before landing her dream job as a chef-de partie for Ottolenghi's. Olia's focus nowadays is mostly on her son, her writing, her food styling and the occasional foray into film and television.