There’s a lot of fun things going on in and around JOE’S next week. Here’s a round-up of our favourites.
The JOE’S blog is launching this week, with regularly updated photographs, A La Carte Menus and daily changing Set-Lunch menus being posted.
Keep an eye on the JOE’S blog for more new dishes from Executive Chef Maria Elia.
Following on from the success of their Cupcake book, authors and owners of the Primrose Bakery, Martha Swift and Lisa Thomas will be talking about their second cookery book, The Primrose Bakery Book. Martha and Lisa will be answering questions, signing copies of their beautiful new book and giving tips to budding bakers and food entrepreneurs.
DATE: 25th October
TIME: 10.15 AM (for 10.30 AM start) to 11.30 AM
PRICE: £5pp including JOE’S own blend of Rare Tea, Monmouth Coffee and freshly baked madeleines
Books will be available to buy from JOE’S for author signings
ADDRESS: 126 Draycott Avenue,London,SW3 3AH
Martha Swift and Lisa Thomas set up Primrose Bakery seven years ago in Lisa’s home kitchen. Lisa previously worked as a costume designer for films and Martha worked in publishing. Since opening their first cake shop in Primrose Hill and then another inCovent Garden, they have quickly become institutions for cake lovers. Packed full of quirky charm, with more than 80 gorgeously illustrated recipes from simple iced biscuits to party cakes, their second book is the perfect baking handbook.
For those visiting the RAH on Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, JOE’S is open for drinks all day and dinner from 6pm and is a short-ish walk from the Royal Albert Hall.
George Michael returns to the stage as we’ve never seen him before. He will perform a carefully chosen selection of his own songs, spanning all his remarkable, near 30-year career, as well as covers of some of his favourite songs from other artists, with music being re-worked and re-arranged for the orchestra which will accompany him.
Symphonica: The Orchestral Tour will be his first European dates since the widely acclaimed 25Live tour concluded in 2008.
A much-loved, enduringly popular figure in music, George Michael has seen his career evolve from the era-defining pop of Wham! to a solo career of extraordinary lyrical beauty, genuine emotional depth and life-affirming melody.
An American in Paris at the Cine Lumiere begins on Friday evening with an introduction by Professor Sue Harris. The Cine Lumiere is less than ten minutes walk away from JOE’S.
Films starts at 8.40pm
Gene Kelly is at his dazzling best as Jerry Mulligan, a former GI whose dreams of becoming a successful artist have led him to the city of light, love and the Impressionists. Now digitally restored 60 years after it swept the Oscars, Minnelli’s Gershwin-based musical remains one of the creative pinnacles of the form.
Brunch at JOE’S is served from 11am till 4pm and features weekend treats such as Char-grilled bacon rolls with spiced tomatoes and Smoked salmon with poached egg, English muffin and hollandaise sauce, as well as some of Spoon’s favourite dishes at JOE’S such as Maria’s Seabass, cream of corn, wild mushrooms, popcorn, watercress and Fig leaf and goat’s milk panna cotta, fig and polenta biscuits.