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May 2014 / Diary / by Flora Hughes-Onslow

A Literary Lunch

A spate of literary events with a slant seems to have hit venues across London in recent years, from ‘Fat Men Reading Poetry’ to ‘Literary Death Matches’. And now enthusiasts have a chance to enjoy some perhaps more highbrow bookish entertainment combined with good company and good food, and all the while supporting a good cause…

Teaming up with the NSPCC, next week sees sophisticated French eatery the Almeida host a leisurely literary lunch for bookworms, film fans and foodies alike.

Featuring a talk from Deborah Moggach (best-selling author of The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel – the tome that inspired the eponymous feature-length film starring Judi Dench and Bill Nighy), guests will we welcomed in with an aperitif before enjoying a sumptuous two-course lunch menu from new head chef Tommy Boland. After tucking into the various gastronomic delights on offer, including pan-fried salmon with farfalle and lemon posset with raspberry and doughnuts, Deborah will divulge details on writing her latest novel, Heartbreak Hotel.

And now that spring has officially sprung, what better setting to revel in the warm weather than the charming and ambient setting of the Almeida, looking out of the restaurant’s classic French windows…

Literary Lunch, Wednesday 14th May. Tickets are priced at £45 per person and all proceeds from the event will go to NSPCC.  

To buy tickets, please contact Alison by calling 020 7226 7738 or emailing Alison@samuel-family.co.uk