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September 2017

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Celebrations Past, Present & Future

Last month saw the launch of my new private hire event space fifty seven. It was wonderful to have so many of you, including former business partner Graham Tooke (pictured right), and clients past, present and future stop by to say hello. It was, without doubt one of the best weeks of my life, and (as so many clients say to me after their wedding day), it all passed in a bit of a blur! The space worked wonderfully, even better than I had imagined, and the fabulous new reheat kitchen, fitted by Dentons, and featured in their own Facebook blog here, lived up to all expectations.

Last week saw the return of East Dulwich Supper Club, in its new home at fifty seven, we entertained 70 guests over two evenings and a good time was had by all! On the left is an image of one of the gorgeous canapés we served, Boccanchini, Parma Ham, Basil & Fig, drizzled with Balsamic.

It is so good to know that you missed us just as much as we missed you, and you can rest assured that EDSC is very much back from here onwards - with our latest dates and booking links to be found later in this newsletter.

With only two more glorious weeks of Summer left, it's almost time to roll the BBQ back into the shed until next year.......but when you work in the events industry you are always thinking weeks, months and even years ahead, and now as we head into Autumn it is Christmas that is very much on my mind. Since the launch of fifty seven we have been literally inundated with enquiries, with Christmas parties being especially popular. It is, shockingly, only 12 weeks to December, so with the festive season fast approaching it is definitely time to get in touch with my lovely team of party experts who are, as always, ready and waiting for your calls and emails. They will be delighted to assist in your search for the perfect location along with food, drinks, staff and hire to ensure you celebrate in style.

I was interested to discover from a recent survey that half of Britons are eating less meat or actively considering doing so? This growing group is largely made up of the younger generation who are crying out for more and more delicious vegetable based dishes, and we have made it a priority to ensure we offer a wide choice of meat free dishes within our new menus. As always we offer many choice all designed to be healthy, fresh and light and incorporating the very best of the wonderful produce that each season has to offer. Autumn menus are available now.

We are hosting a Macmillan Coffee Morning on the 29th September at fifty seven, I do hope lots of you can pop along - read on to find out more.

Enjoy the newsletter and have a brilliant September!

57 Northcross Road
East Dulwich
London SE22 9ET


Suzanne James

 

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Join us for Cake, Coffee and a Good Giggle!

On Friday, 29th September we will be supporting the worlds biggest coffee morning and raising funds for Macmillan Cancer Support.

As well as Birchalls Tea and Volcano Coffee we will be serving and selling a wonderful selection of cakes, all prepared by our team of professional chefs, including Oliver, our apprentice pastry chef, at our new venue, fifty seven.

Nail technician Emma Robyn has kindly offered to come along to offer express manicures with all her proceeds also going to Macmillan. You can read more about Emma in our Keep It Local feature below.

100% of the money raised from this event will be donated to Macmillan so please do come along and help us exceed our target of £500.

Join us from 10am until 2pm (or later) at 57 North Cross Road, East Dulwich, SE22 9ET

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Keep it Local - Fresh Flower Company We are proud of our status as not just a sustainable, but also an ethical caterer.

Wherever possible we use small, independent businesses much like ourselves and believe it is vitally important to support one another.

This month we would like to introduce you to independent mobile nail technician Emma Robyn.

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Local Business Club Membership starts 1st October

Calling local businesses, sole traders and those that work from home......

Would you like to have access to a communal meeting space one day per week? Somewhere to work from that is very much a home from home.

Whilst there is, without question, no shortage of good cafes, restaurants and excellent eating establishments in East Dulwich, from 1st October we will be launching our business club at fifty seven whereby we offer a social yet professional environment with complimentary tea, coffee and cake in return for a monthly subscription.

We intend to trial this for three months, from 9am to 1pm every Tuesday so you can sign up now without any long term commitment.

If this would be of interest to you please email us with your name and contact details.

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Amazing Brides To Be Wanted!

A brand new series of the very successful show 'Say Yes to the Dress UK' with David Emmanuel are on the search for brides looking for their dream wedding dress for the big day. Whether you have a particular style in ind or have yet to try on your first wedding dress they would love to hear from you.

Apply now

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UK's Best Greeting Card Shop - in East Dulwich!

Congratulations to East Dulwich card shop Postmark who beat off strong competition to be named the UK's Best Greeting Card Retailer at this years RETA's on 12th July at the Dorchester Hotel.

Postmark is right next door to fifty seven so make sure you take a sneaky peek through our windows as well as picking up some fantastic cards next time you are out shopping!

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It's a mere 108 days until Christmas and venues are booking out fast. We'd never miss an opportunity to recommend some, so consider this our gift to you, a selection of the most stylish, festive and unique spaces for your Christmas do, this winter.........

Queen's House, Greenwich

This breathtaking venue is without doubt one of our most stunning, in both grandeur and setting.

If Queens House is the venue of your dreams then now is the time to book your winter wedding! We are delighted to be able to offer huge savings on venue hire for all bookings in November 2017 and January, February and March 2018.

Email us for more details.

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Christmas on the Cutty Sark!

There are still a few key dates left for Christmas events on board Cutty Sark but they are selling fast.

One of the world's most famous ships and the last surviving tea clipper stands as a glorious monument to the age of sail and to all those who lost their lives in the merchant service. Situated on the shore of the mighty Thames River the ship provides commanding views over Canary Wharf and the City of London.

There are three spaces available to hire both on board and beneath the ship.

Contact us today for more details.

 

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Fine Dining at the Museum of the Order of St John

The Museum of the Order of St John is a hidden jewel in the City of London, where evocative buildings dating from the twelfth and sixteenth centuries provide an extraordinarily special venue for corporate, charitable and private events, including Civil Ceremonies.

This unique venue is steeped in history and it has been our honour to serve Lords, Ladies and Royalty in recent years. Get in touch to book your own grand event within this noble venue!

Email us.

 

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fifty seven by Suzanne James

Our very own event space in the heart of East Dulwich, now available for exclusive hire.

This unique, cosy and relaxed space is perfect for your private, corporate or family Christmas celebration. It can be styled uniquely for your event, with the menu and drinks of your dreams. Of course the Suzanne James team of party elves are on hand to offer help and guidance in planning and styling as necessary, plus of course that sprinkle of SJ Magic that comes with every event!

Contact us now for more details.

 

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East Dulwich Supper Club
at fifty seven by Suzanne James

Canapes and pre dinner drinks on arrival followed by a three course meal, coffee and chocolates.

Click on the date below for more details and to book via Grub Club.

Tuesday, 19th September 2017

Wednesday, 20th September 2017

Booking Notes
Please remember to add guest names in the comments section and let us know which (if any) of your guests have special dietary requirements. You can also add a note to tell us if you are attending as part of a group so that we can sit your all together. All of this saves us bothering you later, but we will get in touch if we have any queries.

You can read more about Supper Club and view the full menu on our website here.

 

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Congratulations to Birchalls Tea!

We are delighted to hear that local tea supplier Birchalls have scooped 7 more gold accolades at the 2017 Great Taste Awards, the world's most coveted blind-tasted food awards.

Their Great Rift Breakfast Blend won gold again and they also picked up three awards for their range of decaffeinated teas and additional honours for their Red Berry & Flower and Lemongrass & Ginger infusions.

This brings the grand total of these prestigious awards to 39 and best of all their signature Great Rift Breakfast Blend has won a gold award for 7 years in a row - which is more than any other breakfast tea.

All of which explains why we are very proud to serve Birchalls Tea at our events!

Read More about Birchall Tea

 

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Eat Seasonally

Each month we write a seasonal food column for SE21, 22 and 23 magazines. Look out for our recipes which also appear on our website.

Eating seasonal produce ensures that you always get the best tasting, healthiest food available, at the very best prices.

Read more about our own policy on seasonal food, and why it matters here and here on our website.

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imageOut & About!

We are incredibly lucky to cater at so many amazing museums, galleries and historic venues, who also play host to a altitude of exciting events.

Our "Out & About" section offers a monthly low down on what's happening where for all you thrill seekers and culture vultures.

We hope you enjoy it, and please remember that if you are planning an event we would be delighted to see you at any of our venues in order to give you a guided tour while talking through the endless possibilities. We are often aware of special offers on venue hire and can assist in securing special rates when taking clients to a venue.

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