Voices At The Table No.9

Darjeeling Express

14th October 2018

Darjeeling Express, Kingly Court, Soho, London W1B 5PW
Doors open 12.30pm, performances start 1pm

Voices At The Table is a series of curated evenings of readings and performances around food, bringing together an eclectic mix of voices across the literary, performance and food worlds.

For our 9th event of the series we’re heading to Soho for a Sunday lunch at Asma Khan’s wonderful restaurant Darjeeling Express soon to be featured on Netflix’s Chef's Table. Asma will be the first British chef to be featured on the programme. 

Along with an incredible line up of talented writers, chefs and performers, the afternoon will include Cobra beers, Nonsuch shrubs and delicious dishes from Asma’s debut cookbook Asma’s Indian Kitchen. Lunch will be served family style and will feature Calcutta street food favourite Papri Chaat, Tangri Kabab, Bengali fish curry Macher Malaikari, and smoky aubergine Baingan Bharta (among others!).


Asma Khan – chef/owner of Darjeeling Express, Asma’s first cookbook Asma’s Indian Kitchen is due out 4th October 2018 and she will be the first British chef to appear on Netflix’s Chef’s Table in 2019. 

Kate Young – food writer, cook and author, Kate’s first cookbook The Little Library Cookbook was published in 2017, and her second book is due out next year. Inspired by literature, Kate also writes recipes for the Guardian. 

Jimi Famurewa – writer, podcaster and restaurant critic, Jimi is the newly appointed restaurant reviewer for ES Magazine. Jimi also hosts a music discussion podcast and his writing features in the first issue of The Good Journal. 

Sybil Kapoor – award-winning food and travel writer and author of nine books, Sybil’s latest book Sight Smell Touch Taste Sound: A New Way to Cook, published this month, explores multi-sensory cooking. 

Neil Rankin – chef/owner of Temper restaurants, Neil’s debut book Low and Slow: How to Cook Meat was published in 2016. Neil has been at the forefront of the barbecue and live fire cooking scene in London. 

Sheena Bhattessa – actress and founder of luxury travel publication Citizen Femme, Sheena has featured in a number of Hindi films, as well as on ITV’s The Fixer, and British TV favourites Eastenders and Midsomer Murders. 

Tickets include the performances, a family-style lunch, and Cobra beers and Nonsuch shrubs throughout the event. Vegetarians will be catered for. Please note that tickets are non-refundable but you may transfer your ticket if desired.

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