London’s exuberant dining trailblazers Gingerline are back and they have cooked-up their most sensational immersive dining journey to date, The Grand Expedition. Taking place at a top secret location ‘on the Victoria line’. Part dance spectacle, part multimedia simulation, part supper club, it’s billed as a “floating, feeding, falling dream”, featuring five interactive courses paired with eccentric performance and storytelling.
The Grand Exhibition by Gingerline thankfully not for Instagrammers
The sumptuous highly-instagrammable menu of GIngerline is, sadly, not destined to be shown off on Instagram. Once guests have stepped into the theatrical set, fashioned into a fantastical landscape among the clouds, they are sworn to secrecy and urged not to post photos online as they are taken on an incredible, edible journey.
Meet the masterminds behind the Gingerline
‘Cooked-up’ by adventure-loving food fanatics Suzannah Montfort and Kerry Adamson who set up Gingerline eight years ago, The Grand Expedition is their most impassioned project yet. The interactive set design and art installation are combined with gastronomic storytelling.
Born from a love of great food, performance, and unusual experiences, Suzannah and Kerry started out by hosting supper clubs in their kitchen. “We ended- up inventing this thing called immersive dining”, says Suzannah, “and people seemed to love it as much as we did.”
Their humble-yet- ambitious supper club format grew into the otherworldly Chambers of Flavour, which pushed the perception of what was possible; combining culinary
creations with madcap storytelling. Diners and partygoers were served–up courses in forests, gondolas and giant ball pits. They were ushered onto an aircraft by a drag queen flight attendant, who performed a song and dance number while delivering the final course. Finally, patrons were pushed down a slide – to stand bemused – marking the end of the experience. Time Out called it “the most riotous, otherworldly experience you will have ever had the good luck to attend,” and Vogue said it was “the hottest ticket in town.”
Gingerline exists for one simple reason: to push the humble dinner party to its limits – and then beyond them, neatly into the realms of surrealism. Creative Director and co-Founder of Gingerline, Suzannah Mountfort explains that her inspiration to execute this format for The Grand Expedition was powered by “the most analogue of pastimes: pop-up books and bedtime stories, the tales they tell and the dreams they can induce. It’s designed for grown-ups but inspired by the adventures we dreamed of having as children.”
A fusion of live animation, dance display, flavoursome delights, and exquisite set design. The Grand Expedition is an unforgettable, once in a lifetime dining experience to share with your most adventurous friends as you explore the future of dining.
All you need to know about Gingerline immersive dining The Grand Expedition
Revellers will receive a text message with directions to the address on the day of their adventure (or the day before for matinee guests).
- Website: thegrandexpedition.co.uk/tickets
- For bookings: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Prices: General seating: £60 — £75 (Doors open at 7pm arriving by 7.15pm at the latest). Group seating £55 — £75, Matinee seating — £55 (Doors open at midday, please arriving by 12.15pm at the latest)
- Menu: Five courses