Whats on in October

From celebrity chefs’ book signings to martini masterclass – here are my top tips for what’s on in October.


The Balcony Bar in Selfridges is starting National Champagne Week with a hosted tasted and canapés, while the Birmingham Wine Club will be drinking their bubbles alongside a hearty dinner of fish and chips.

 For celebrity chef spotting head over to Leekes in Coventry for a cookery demo by Ken Hom. In Brum you’ll find both Rick Stein and Glynn Purnell signing their new books at Waterstones .

Three special dinners are taking place this month. At the Battle of Eden eight of the hotel collection’s chefs prepare dishes where you decide upon the winner. Sweet As in Leamington is toasting their 11th year in business with a decadent night of Puddings & Prosecco. And A Taste of Leamington is a charity dinner with each course taken at a different restaurant in aid of Parkinsons UK.

On the drinks front you can learn about the craft brewing process with Twisted Barrel Ales or how to make the perfect Martini at 40 St Paul’s gin palace.


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