No tricks from us here at GAIL’s for Halloween – just plenty of treats! From October 24th until November 2nd we’ll be celebrating the spooky. Headless gingerbread men and gingerbread skeletons plus freshly-severed monster finger almond biscuits will all be available. We’ve also developed a new take on the cupcake – what head baker Roy is calling ‘the brain cupcake’, iced to look like grey matter and with a bloody surprise inside…
Roll up, roll up! We’re teaming up with the Indytute to put on a breakfast news briefing at GAIL’s Kitchen with Lucy Tobin and Katie Law from the Evening Standard. Join us at 10am on Sunday 13 October to discuss the papers with the journalists who bring you the news. They will discuss their roles at the paper and how their days are constructed, from deciding on which stories are published to the first edition hitting the streets.
We’re putting on coffee and croissants for everyone and we’re looking forward to getting stuck into the week’s news. Tickets are £23 and available here.
Our restaurant GAIL’s Kitchen on Bayley Street, Tottenham Court Road, has won a Michelin Guide Bib Gourmand – which means Michelin rate us for ‘the perfect meal at a reasonable price’ (their words, not ours). We couldn’t be more delighted. See you there for a celebratory drink.
Shana Tova! We’re all about a sweet new year here at GAIL’s and every year for Rosh Hashanah head chef Roy Levy brings out his old notebook to remind himself of the measurements for the honey cake he spent years perfecting whilst working in his hometown Tel Aviv. Last year we shared his recipe with the Jewish Chronicle; have a read if you’d like to try it at home. For those not inclined to bake, however, we’ve got round challah, honey cake and apple cake all available in the bakeries until September 14th to take home and celebrate with.
We recently closed our Fulham Road bakery for refurbishment; after a fresh lick of paint it’s looking brand new all over again. To celebrate, we’re hosting a relaunch party on Wednesday 11 September from 6.30pm. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org to attend; there will be drinks, nibbles and a representative from the Rebecca Hossack Art Gallery there to talk about the work we have hung by Australian artist David Bromley.
This year’s GAIL’s Garden Party (our eighth year!) will be held on Saturday 21st September on Oriel Place, Hampstead, between 9am-5pm.
We started the Garden Party in 2006 to say a big thanks to everyone in Hampstead for welcoming us with such open arms, and we’ve been back every year since. This year we wanted to celebrate the people and companies we deal with every day. Our buddies Paxton and Whitfield, Hansen and Lydersen, Sipsmith Gin, The Fresh Olive Company, Boutique Beers and Chegworth Valley are joining us to host stalls on the day.
There’ll be hot food provided by GAIL’s Kitchen, bread and cakes from our bakery, live jazz and children’s activities. With our partners at Belu Water, this year we’ll be supporting WaterAid as our charity partner.
Join the us for the fun from 9am-5pm on Sat 21st September.