After Dark

A sensual experience for curious appetites with a desire to push the boundaries of dining

Friday 15 and Saturday 16 July 2016

“They did not merely taste the cuisine with their tongues: they had to taste it with their eyes, their noses, their ears, and at times their skin. At the risk of exaggerating, every part of them had to become a tongue”   The Gourmet Club, Jun’Ichiro Tanizaki

Photography by Mark Hancock

After Dark was an extraordinary experience for curious appetites with a desire to push the boundaries of dining.

We thrilled diners with a decadent evening of dining which re-imagined the meal as a sensual journey of gastronomic delights and delectation, from mouthwatering morsels to the darker pleasures of meat, powders and perfumes.

Our performers gently led diners through an unforgettable evening of fine dining using an exquisite range of limited edition ‘wares’ hand-crafted in metal, glass and edibles by artist Nuala Clooney.

This inaugural After Dark supper club took place at the reputed Two Cats Kitchen, providing an intimate setting for the more daring diner. This production was conceived and developed by myself, in collaboration with chef Chris Hughes.


Photography by Mark Hancock



Gin, honey, thyme
Cured salmon or watermelon (v), tartare, avocado, raspberry, caviar
Hot smoked mackerel/white bean croquette, wasabi, caviar
Fingered and Tongued
Oyster or shiitake (v), cauliflower, oyster leaves, tapioca, pickled cucumber
Drink: Salty Kiss
Slut Red Tomatoes
Tomato, sesame, caramel
Cupped Hands
Tomato, chorizo or pepper (v), chilli, dashi
Drink: Bloody Mary
After Dark
Lamb or onion (v), bean, aubergine, octopus, quinoa, trompettes de mort, ash
Drink: Malbec
Mirror. Crumbs. Powder. Perfume
Gold, cherry, dark chocolate, kirsch, cacao, crumbs, raspberry, perfumes
Drink: Beavertown ‘Smog Rocket’
Tobacco Kiss
Tobacco, coffee, smoke


Huge thanks to:

Tim Paine and the kitchen team

Artwork/serviceware by Nuala Clooney

Production Assistant / Performer Jessica Barber

Performers Catherine Butler, Rico Johnson Sinclair, Thomas Ling

Front of House / Bar  Emma Boyle, Tom Thornhill

Drinks by Katie Rouse, Crushed & Cubed

Film/photography by Mark Hancock

Vlog by Roma Piotrowska



Venue: Two Cats Kitchen, 27 Warstone Lane, Jewellery Quarter, Birmingham, B18 6JQ

 Date(s): Friday 15 and Saturday 16 July 2016 from 8pm (exact time slot given on booking)

 Tickets: £65 per ticket to include an assortment of mouthwatering morsels and welcome drinks on arrival followed by six delectable courses and a flight of drinks – Tickets available here