Cafe Murano Book Club

Last Sunday of each month 6.00pm-9.00pm at Cafe Murano Bermondsey

Welcome cocktail and nibbles

Two course menu with wine

A 60-minute chat with the featured writer and hosted by Mark Diacono.

Q&A opportunity

Ticket price £85pp

0203 985 1545

A monthly celebration of the best food writing with Angela Hartnett, Mark Diacono & invited authors
Taking place on the final Sunday of every month at Cafe Murano Bermondsey, tickets will also include a bespoke two-course dinner inspired by the respective guest.
Hosted by food writer Mark Diacono, our Book Club evenings include an interview in which we hope to find out what brought our guest to this point in their career, what inspired their latest book, and more. There’s also a Q&A, giving you the opportunity to ask questions, and to buy their latest book and have it signed and dedicated.

And of course, there will be the familiar Cafe Murano hospitality: a two-course meal, wine, cocktail and nibbles on arrival is all included in the price.

Sunday 11th February - Andi Oliver

Award winning TV Chef and Broadcaster Andi Oliver enjoys a rich & varied
career, with food and music being at the forefront throughout.

Andi was a judge on Great British Menu for four series, but left her seat at the judging table to present the show’s festive special in December 2020. Now, much to the delight of viewers, in her third year as host, Andi is on hand to encourage and support the chefs through the heat of the kitchen.
Andi was (and is) in the kitchen throughout all of this, perfecting her skill. For 4 years she ran a successful ephemeral restaurant – The Moveable Feast. After being creative director of The Birdcage Pub on Colombia road, she launched her own kitchen at The Jackdaw and Star, a renovated pub in the heart of Homerton.

2023 saw the long- awaited launch of her cookbook The Pepperpot Diaries: Stories From My Caribbean Table. Featuring both traditional and new recipes, cherished ingredients and vibrant flavours from across the Caribbean.

Sunday 25th February - Bee Wilson

The Secret of Cooking is packed with solutions for how to make life in the kitchen work better for you, whether you are cooking for yourself or for many.

The 140 recipes are quick and delicious - including a sumptuous ratatouille, super easy box grater recipes like grated tomato and butter pasta or courgette fritters, a delectable paneer jalfrezi and a never-fail chocolate cake

Bee Wilson is a home cook, journalist and writer. Yotam Ottolenghi has called her 'the ultimate food scholar'.
She writes for a wide range of publications including the Guardian, The London Review of Books and The Wall Street Journal.

Bee has written about food for over 20 years and is the author of six books on food-related subjects including include First Bite and The Way We Eat Now and she is the co-founder of the food education charity TastEd.
She lives in Cambridge and has three children.

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Sunday 24th March - Niki Segnit & Alice Lascelles

In The Flavour Thesaurus: More Flavours – Plant-led pairings, recipes and ideas for cooks, Niki Segnit applies her ground-breaking approach to explore 92 plant-based flavours, from Kale to Cashew, Pomegranate to Pistachio. Every ingredient is vegetarian and explored with the economy of a thesaurus, then expertly paired with those they complement.

Together with Niki Segnit’s first book, The Flavour Thesaurus, this is a modern classic of food writing. Witty, playful and beautifully written, More Flavours is as much a bedside read as an indispensable kitchen resource.
Alice is an award-winning drinks journalist, author and presenter. An expert on production, provenance and the stories behind each drink. Alice will be joining us to discuss her second book, The Cocktail Edit: Everything You Need to Know About How to Make All The Drinks That Matter. A collection of twelve classics with six twists on each, sharing tips, techniques and inspiration. Get ready to mix up your own delicious drinks at home.
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Cafe Murano Book Club will provide guests with an opportunity to go behind the scenes of these writers’ minds, creative processes, and forthcoming publications. The entire experience – including a welcome cocktail, signature Cafe Murano nibbles and a two-course menu – will be influenced by the speakers’ themes.
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Tickets are £85
The evening starts at 6.00pm for welcome cocktail and nibbles.
Ticket price includes: All food and drink – a welcome cocktail and snack, a 2 course menu with wine.
A 45-minute chat with the writer hosted by Mark Diacono.
Q&A opportunity.
Book signing – note: books are not included in the ticket price.
Approx. 9.00pm Finish
Email for questions.