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.
We look forward to enjoying the fine menus on offer at the Bakehouse.
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.
2014 datesJan 22nd, Feb 26th, Apr 2nd, May 7th, Jun 11th, July 16th, Sept 24th, Oct 22nd, Nov 26th
N.B. Payment must be received by the Saturday before each meeting, and cash is preferable, as card payment attracts a transaction fee of 50p.
The requirements of the restaurant mean that should you need to cancel we are unable to refund payment unless a minimum of 48 hours notice is given by calling 01206 824050.
We will meet on Wednesday 7th May to discuss Sara Maitland’s Gossip From the Forest.
Menu for 7th May 2014 7.00pm dinner (2 courses + glass of wine £14.95)
Grilled Salmon Caesar Salad – bacon, anchovies, boiled free-range egg, garlic croutons, Parmesan and Romaine lettuce
Escalope of Pork Saltimbocca with sage leaves, Parma ham, and a tomato, herb and black olive sauce
Butternut Squash Speltotto with rocket leaves and sweet potato crisps
Lemon Possett with raspberry coulis and shortbread
Chocolate Orange Torte with Mascarpone and passionfruit syrup
Mature Cheddar Cheese with onion chutney, pickles and crackers
Colombard, La Lande, France
Merlot Rose, Casa de Rossa
Merlot/Grenache, La Lande, France
Soft Drink Choices
Pomegranate & Elderflower
Copella Apple Juice
Freshly Squeezed Orange Juice
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 2014
Gossip From the Forest Sara Maitland
Life After Life Kate Atkinson
May We Be forgiven A M Homes
The Ice Palace Tarjei Vesaas
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