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Last chance to book these exclusive dining events

All the right ingredients for those with a love of books and a passion for food

There are still a few tickets remaining for these exceptionally entertaining evenings, exclusively for American Express® Gold Cardmembers. Hosted by two of the UK’s leading fiction authors and one of the UK’s top chefs. They’re going fast, so book your places now for these exclusive events.

Dolly Alderton at Embassy Gardens: £87pp*
Wednesday 11 May

Join author and podcaster Dolly Alderton for a frank and funny evening over a dinner curated by award-winning chef Robin Gill, paired with Maison Mirabeau rosé.

Hosted at Darby’s, part of EcoWorld Ballymore Embassy Gardens development, enjoy a drinks reception before sitting down for a delicious tasting menu curated by award-winning chef Robin Gill. The evening will include a hosted ‘In conversation with Dolly’ which will explore themes of her novels – love and memory, ageing and identity, friendship and dating and a signed copy of Dolly’s latest book ‘Ghosts’.

*Ticket price includes an audience with Dolly, dinner curated by Robin Gill, all wine included with dinner, a signed copy of ‘Ghosts’ and welcome cocktail on arrival 


Charles Cumming at Quo Vadis: £67pp*
Wednesday 18 May

Acclaimed spy writer Charles Cumming hosts a dinner and Q&A at Quo Vadis, the private members’ club featured in his books. The evening also includes a drinks reception and a signed copy of his latest book, ‘Judas 62’.
Begin your evening with a drinks reception and book-signing, followed by an informal dinner by award-winning Jeremy Lee in the intimate Library at Quo Vadis. Throughout the evening Charles will chat about the inspirations and themes within his books – and how he was originally approached by MI6 to be a spy himself – as well as chatting with you and answering your questions.
*Ticket price includes an audience with Charles sitting at your table, dinner curated by Jeremy Lee, a copy of ‘Judas 62’ signed by Charles,  and a glass of Champagne of arrival

Atul Kochhar at Smeg: £27pp*
Thursday 19 May

Join Atul Kochhar, the pioneering twice Michelin-starred chef, to celebrate the launch of his new book, Curry Everyday: Over 100 Simple Vegetarian Recipes from Jaipur to Japan at Smeg on Regent Street St James’s.
After a drinks reception, watch as Atul puts together one of his favourite curries from his latest book whilst taking questions from the audience. Then enjoy a sample of the curry he has created and the opportunity to chat with Atul. Afterwards, we recommend you try one of the excellent restaurants of St James’s: Ikoyi, Aquavit, The Beau Brummell, O’Ver or Fallow.
*Ticket price includes a signed copy of Curry Everyday, cooking demonstration, a sample of Atul’s dish, two glasses of Hattingley Valley English sparkling wine and an exclusive invitation to his new restaurant; Mathura (to be booked in the future).

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With a love of food at its heart, Eat Life is an ongoing programme of events exclusively for Gold Cardmembers. These memorable experiences celebrate a real passion for dining and are designed to be shared with others.
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