Wivenhoe Bookshop Reading Group at The Bake House
From January 2014 we’re delighted to be dining at ‘The Bake House’ Wivenhoe, and we look forward to seeing you there for our first meeting of the year.
Sadly the Jardine Bistro is now closed, and we would like to take this opportunity to thank the team there for the great menus and impeccable service we’ve enjoyed there over the last couple of years.
We’re sure you’ll join us in wishing proprietor Cristian every success with his future ventures.
We look forward to enjoying the fine menus on offer at the Bakehouse.
Find out how to join us below. Please note that from January 2014 we will be meeting on Wednesday evenings only.
We will meet on the following date to discuss Kate Atkinson’s ‘Life After Life’
Weds 2nd April 2014 7.00pm dinner (2 courses + glass of wine £14.95)
MENU TO FOLLOW
Previous Menu Choices
Fillet of Sea Trout with Crushed New Potatoes and a Dill Cream Sauce
Ardleigh Rabbit Leg Stuffed with a Chicken & Mushroom Mousse and Mashed Potato
Butternut Squash, Tomato and Spinach Pasta Rotolo
Dark Chocolate Mousse with Kirche Compote
Vanilla Crème Brulee with Shortbread
Lemon Tart with Raspberry Coulis
Sauvignon Blanc, La Paz, Chile
Merlot, La Paz, Chile
Or Soft Drink:
Pomegranate & Elderflower
Copella Apple Juice
Freshly Squeezed Orange Juice
How To Join Us
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 dinner meeting. All you need to do is read the book, reply with your menu choices, and pop into the shop to pay before the meeting. Payment in cash is preferred, as card payment attracts a transaction fee of 50p.
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.
Jan 22nd, Feb 26th, Apr 2nd, May 7th, Jun 11th, July 16th, Sept 24th, Oct 22nd, Nov 26th
The Bake House – in their own words
The Bake House Restaurant is a small restaurant set near the waterfront of the historic port of Wivenhoe in Essex. With a capacity of 46 covers for dining or available for private parties, wedding receptions, christenings & business meetings, this Modern British restaurant will not disappoint.
Mondays – Closed./Tuesday – Saturday, Dinner served from 6.30pm./Sunday Lunch served 12.00pm – 2.00pm
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 on a Wednesday night, although 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 2013
Never Mind Edward St Aubyn
The Woman who went to bed for a year Sue Townsend
Ill Fares the Land Tony Judt
Skios Michael Frayn
Flight Behaviour Barbara Kingsolver
NW Zadie Smith
Silver Dark Sea Susan Fletcher
Yellow Birds Kevin Powers
Wivenhoe Bookshop – Feed Your Head