We’ve got a pair of tickets to give away every night from Wednesday July 8 to Sunday July 12 to Kew Gardens’ fantastic Kew the Music festival. The line-up is spectacular, with performances from Paloma Faith, Caro Emerald, Jools Holland And His Rhythm & Blues Orchestra, UB40 and The Specials. To make sure you have an even better evening, Frontera Wines will be giving the lucky winners a chilled bottle of their fruity and flavoursome Cono Sur Sparkling Rose when they arrive. Find out more about their wines here: http://www.fronterawinesuk.com/.
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This year's line-up:
Wednesday July 8 - Caro Emerald with support from Jack Pack
Thursday July 9 - Paloma faith with support from Liam Bailey
Friday July 10 - Jools Holland and his Rhythm & Blues Orchestra with support from The Selecter
Saturday July 11 - UB40 featuring Ali, Astro & Mickey
Sunday July 12 - The Specials
To be in with a chance of winning, enter the ballot here:
A long-time favourite, the Blueprint Café would be destination for the setting alone: wall-to-ceiling windows look on to a stunning view of the Thames and Tower Bridge, and a retractable canopy gives a great inside/outside feeling. Head chef Mark Jarvis’s seasonal menus are short and to the point – dishes are beautiful but in no way twee. Begin, perhaps, with just-seared yellowfin tuna with kalamata olives and a delicate salad niçoise, or a tender artichoke salad with a molten warm duck egg and mint. Line-caught cod beneath a zingy green herb crust, with yellow-tinged crushed potato with rapeseed oil and a flower and herb salad, was stunning – summer on a plate. Meat-lovers will be wowed by well-hung Hereford onglet with bone marrow and forest mushrooms. Even a tomato and onion side salad was a treat – jewel-bright, full-flavoured plum, cherry and green tomato heaven. There’s a first-rate wine list too, helpfully arranged. Service was a touch haphazard, but always friendly and, after all – with that view (plus mini-binoculars on every table) where’s the rush?
Venue says: “Nestled on the first floor, Blueprint Café has magnificent views overlooking Tower Bridge and the City to the west.”
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