March 2007

WORD THEATRE for PARKINSONS

WORD THEATRE for PARKINSONS   1 Mar 2007

Our good friend Christian Banfield (see the news item for 07/07/2006) is directing a show for Word Theatre UK in support of the Parkinsons Appeal for Deep Brain Stimulation - a cause very close to the heart of everyone at St. John and especially Fergus Henderson. On Monday 12th of March 2007 at the Cafe de Paris in London, a one night only... more>

FIND YOUR CRAVING for PORK

FIND YOUR CRAVING for PORK   1 Mar 2007

Celia Cheng's website, dedicated to heady food cravings focuses on bacon, pigs tails and all manner of porcine delights to celebrate the Chinese Year of the Pig. There are numerous pages dedicated to the beast closest to the heart of St. John but if you visit http://www.findyourcraving.com/pig/nose-to-tail-eating you'll be able to not only read... more>

February 2007

EXMOUTH MARKET on TELEGRAPH.COM

EXMOUTH MARKET on TELEGRAPH.COM   20 Feb 2007

Last weekends Sunday Telegraph featured an extensive wander around Exmouth Farmer's Market where visitors will find our bakery stall every Saturday between 9.00 am and 4.00 pm. Best of all is a short film by Rose Prince taking viewers around the stalls, meeting the producers and extolling the virtues of buying local...which we know all our... more>

TASTE EAST at the EAST FESTIVAL

TASTE EAST at the EAST FESTIVAL   16 Feb 2007

As part of the forthcoming festival celebrating all that is good in East London, St. John Bread and Wine will be participating in the celebration of local food and all things culinary East in Crispin Place early next month. Below is the press release which explains all... Taste East is a free two day food festival that celebrates Spitalfields and... more>

SPONSOR BRUNA'S MARATHON RUN

SPONSOR BRUNA'S MARATHON RUN   15 Feb 2007

Bruna Ruaro, one of our delightful Bread and Wine waitresses is pounding the streets of South London ahead of this years London Marathon which she is running in order to raise funds for The Bedfords Hospitals Charity. Such a sterling effort to raise funds for such a good cause warrants a link from St. John to Bruna's Just Give webpage where you... more>

January 2007

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES at St. JOHN BREAD and WINE

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES at St. JOHN BREAD and WINE   22 Jan 2007

We are currently interviewing younger chefs for the position of chef de partie at St. John Bread and Wine. The position becomes available from mid February but if you are enthusiastic and keen to move up within a kitchen brigade we are interviewing and offering trial shifts now. Send your details to us via one of the following... more>

SQUIRREL DECKCHAIRS FOR SALE

SQUIRREL DECKCHAIRS FOR SALE   15 Jan 2007

Regular visitors to the news pages may recall that Fergus Henderson contributed a design for deckchairs for London's Royal Parks last summer. The chairs, one amongst a number of designs by chefs, artists, writers and directors, were a huge success and off the back of their popularity a number of chairs are available to buy through the Royal Parks... more>

NEW ADDITIONS FOR BAR FEASTING

NEW ADDITIONS FOR BAR FEASTING   9 Jan 2007

As well as introducing the first of this years feasting menus, we also making a few changes to those dishes offered to larger groups in the bar at St. John. Clicking on the bar page and scrolling down to the bottom will reveal the new treats for guests looking for a more informal nature of dining at Smithfield.... more>

A LITTLE OF WHAT YOU FANCY...

A LITTLE OF WHAT YOU FANCY...   8 Jan 2007

Further to the news item about Jing Teas (below), some of you may have missed Fergus's piece in the Guardian Weekend Magazine back in early December regarding things to eat whilst enjoying a mid-afternoon cuppa. Whilst not much tea makes it to the table by the end of the piece we though you might enjoy a few recipes that the tea drinkers amongst... more>

NEW FEASTING MENUS NOW ONLINE:

NEW FEASTING MENUS NOW ONLINE:   5 Jan 2007

Larger groups wishing to book for lunch or supper at either St. John or Bread and Wine will find the feasting menus for Winter 2007 now online. Click on the menus page from either sites homepage and scroll down to below the daily al a carte menu for feasting menu options.... more>

JING TEAS NOW BEING SERVED at St. JOHN:

JING TEAS NOW BEING SERVED at St. JOHN:   3 Jan 2007

We're delighted to announce that customers can now order a selection of fine teas supplied to us by Jing. Having taken a careful approach to our ingredients across the restaurant we felt it right to include infusions and so Freddie Bourne from Jing has selected four teas to suit our menu which are available at Smithfield now. If you would like... more>

December 2006

CHRISTMAS CLOSING and NEW YEAR OPENING DATES:

CHRISTMAS CLOSING and NEW YEAR OPENING DATES:   22 Dec 2006

Both St. John and St. John Bread and Wine will close for the Christmas holidays following supper on Friday 22nd December 2006 and re-open for lunch on Tuesday 2nd January 2007. We'd like to take this opportunity to thank all of our guests, peers and friends for supporting us through 2006, wish you all the merriest of Christmases and look forward... more>

November 2006

ACTION AGAINST HUNGER

ACTION AGAINST HUNGER   27 Nov 2006

The combined efforts of Bread Pudding eaters and Trevor Gullivers New York Marathon run - official time still to be confirmed but rumoured to be somewhere around the five hour mark - have raised a grand total of £646.00 for the famine fighting charity. Our sincere thanks to everyone that sponsored or ate voluminous amounts of dessert.... more>

CHRISTMAS PUDDINGS

CHRISTMAS PUDDINGS   20 Nov 2006

Details of St. John Christmas Puddings and Mince Pies are now available on the Christmas page of the Smithfield site including sizes on offer and order and collection details. We're taking orders now so do contact us as instructed if you would like a pudding or pie order in time for the Christmas Holidays.... more>

South of France buying trip

South of France buying trip   1 Nov 2006

Our visits to the South of France are without a doubt a highlight of our annual buying calendar. It’s hard not to fall in love with this part of the world, with vineyards as far as the eye can see, good food, friendly locals, old friends and wine makers passionate about their work. We always take some of the team from the St John... more>

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