There’s a whole host of fun things going on in May and we’ve put together a few of them for you to help you map out your plans for next month!
At Jimmy’s BBQ Club
Now this is going to be a barbecue like no other and a real good’un for the diary. On the 18th May Jimmy’s BBQ Club is reopening in a secret garden and producing an absolute BBQ feat in the form of a 7-course tasting menu. Even better than that the first half is cooked and charred in front of you while the second part is a DIY affair! Dishes include Coca-Cola and soy sauce-marinaded beef tail fillets and hay smoked goats curd salad. Wine and cocktails are on offer and you can even BYOB. Running until 26 August this is a must-do so book your space now!
Because it’s the summer here are a couple delights to get you in the mood, keep an eye out on our website for the more! To feel quintessentially British opt for a glass of sparkling rosé and a bowl of strawberries, cream & meringue. Or to get you through the early-week blues, go for a bottle of Prosecco Spumante Doc and a portion of polenta crisps with avocado dip. Keep an eye on our what’s on page for the deets on the wheres, whys and hows.
To the Chelsea Flower Show
It’s come around to that time of year again when flowers are in full bloom and doing a great job at lifting our spirits! No one does this better than the RHS Chelsea Flower Show. Taking place from May 24th to 29th at the Royal Hospital in Chelsea over 500 exhibitors will be showing off their prized plants. Tickets are selling fast so grab yours now. To celebrate, order our Chelsea Flower Show special cocktail: Sea of Violet at any of our bars & restaurants.
RAW Artisan Wine Fair
We already know that wine does have some health benefits (well we like to tell ourselves it does anyway), but the RAW Artisan Wine Fair is as healthy as it’s going to get! On Sunday 15th and Monday 16th May over 160 wine producers will be showcasing their organic and biodynamic wines at the Old Truman Brewery. With talks by experts, tastings and plenty of artisan food to try it’s an event for wine amateurs and connoisseurs alike so book your ticket now.
Romeo & Juliet at the Garrick Theatre
Continuing his success as a director, Kenneth Branagh is bringing everyone’s favourite tragic love story to the stage on May 12th. The star-studded cast alone is enough to want to go, let alone the fact that it’s #Shakespeare400 and arguably the best Shakespeare actor around directing it! ‘Game of Thrones’ actor Richard Madden and ‘War and Peace’s’ Lily James lead the way having starred together in ‘Cinderella’ – also directed by Branagh. As if that wasn’t enough, another Shakespeare fiend, Derek Jacobi will be playing Mercutio – real twist on the character’s usual age! In short, none of us are going to want to miss it. It runs until August 13th and you can get your tickets right here.
Meet the Maker
As part of La Petite Provence at The Folly, we thought it might be quite fun for guests to be able to find out a bit more about the wine their drinking from those who know best. So, we’ll be holding three ‘Meet the Maker’ sessions where the producers of some of our delicious Rose will tell you all about the wine and do a guided tasting. Our first session will be on the 10th May at 6pm with Chateau Mont-Redon. The second, Chateau Unang, is on the 22nd June, and we’ll finish on the 5th of July with Domaine Montrose. Find out a bit about all the sessions here.
BBC Good Food Summer Show
BBC Good Food never seem to stop doing shows and festivals or some sort or another, but there’s a reason for it – they’re damn good! Next up is the Summer Show in the ExCel Arena and there’s just as much excitement lined up as ever. From live interviews and demonstrations to book signings with your favourite chefs, writers and all other manner of foodie idols! Highlights of the line-up this year include interviews with James Martin and Tom Kerridge, a recipe demonstration with Hemsley + Hemsley and book signing from all the above plus Paul Hollywood, Davina McCall and many more. If this year takes your fancy you can get your tickets here.