Bookshop Reading Group at Jardine
Our readers meet monthly for discussion over lunch or dinner at the Jardine Cafe and Bistro.
We will meet on the following dates to discuss Michael Frayn’s ‘Skios’.
Weds 22nd May 2013 7.00pm dinner at the Jardine Cafe and Bistro
Fri 24th May 2013 12.45pm lunch at the Jardine Cafe and Bistro
To join us simply provide us with your email address, and we’ll let you know the monthly book choice. We’ll also email you the menus for the lunch and dinner meetings. All you need to do is read the book, reply with your menu choices, and pop into the shop to pay before the meeting – please make cheques payable to Roxton Properties Ltd.
Should you need to cancel your booking, kindly inform the bookshop by email a minimum of 24 hours before the meal, or you may have to pay.
Wednesday evening dinner – two courses and a glass of wine for £14.95
Friday afternoon lunch – one course and a glass of wine for £12.95
Evening menu 7pm Weds 22nd May
- Thai Coconut Curried Cod |gf option|
- Confit Duck Leg with Savoy Cabbage and Garlic |gf|
- Asparagus Tart with Poached Egg, Mixed Leaves and Parmesan |v|
- Chocolate Mousse with Raspberry Coulis |v|
- Lemon Tart with Fresh Passion Fruit |v|
- Sorbets |gf, v|
Lunchtime Menu 12.45pm Friday 24th May
- Salmon Niçoise Salad |gf option|
- Teriyaki Chicken with Jasmine Rice |gf|
- Wild Mushroom Pappardelle |v|
Jan 23 & 25
Feb 27 & Mar 1
Apr 17 & 19
May 22 & 24
June 26 & 28
July 31 & Aug 2
Sept 11 & 13
Oct 16 & 18
Nov 20 & 22
Jardine - In their own words:
‘Situated on the ground floor of the newly refurbished Westcott House, at the junction of the High Street and Belle Vue Road in Wivenhoe, Jardine Café and Bistro is the place where European café culture meets the contemporary British cuisine of our Head Chef Phil Southern.
An all day venue with a relaxed and friendly atmosphere where morning coffees become light lunches and dinners fade into late drinks and where the sophisticated ambience makes it the ideal place to unwind.’
Eat, Drink, and Talk About Books – Heaven!
How did it all begin? We started ten years ago with seven members and the idea of combining good food with book talk, and got together at a local restaurant for a meal and a glass of wine. The rest, as they say, is history . We now have 170 floating members who come when they choose – rather fortunately, they don’t all come every month!
We never have fewer than 25 per meeting and have recently started an equally successful evening meeting on a Wednesday night as well as our normal Friday lunchtime meeting. We try to keep table numbers down to four so everyone has a good chance to put their views forward and we seat people so that they meet someone new each time. Many new friendships have been made - what better way to break the ice with a stranger than to have both read the same book and be eager to discuss it over a relaxing glass of wine?
Book choices during 2012
January Jamrach’s Menagerie by Carol Birch
February Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte
March The Tiger’s Wife by Tea Obreht
May The Importance of Being Seven by Alexander McCall Smith
June The Secret Life of France by Lucy Wadham
July Into the Darkest Corner by Elizabeth Haynes
September State of Wonder by Ann Patchett
October Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller
November The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner by Alan Sillitoe
Book choices during 2011
January The Housekeeper and the Professor by Yoko Ogawa
February Room by Emma Donaghue
March Warsaw Anagrams by Richard Zimmler
April/May No Fond Return of Love by Barbara Pym
June Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet by David Mitchell
July Last Fling by Sue Gee
Sept The Finkler Question by Howard Jacobson
Oct The Outccast by Sadie Jones
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