Our Co-Founder Ravinder Bhogal appears on Channel 4’s Sunday Brunch with Tim Lovejoy and Simon Rimmer to cook a Jikoni signature – Prawn Toast Scotch Eggs with Banana Ketchup. Catch her live on Channel 4, on Sunday 23rd Feb from 930am or on Sunday Brunch All 4.
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Civilised Sundays at Jikoni celebrates Nitin Sawhney and our shared love of immigrant culture and cuisine.
We have long been die-hard fans of award-winning musician and composer Nitin Sawhney at Jikoni. We admire his gutsy politically charged storytelling (more…)
Ravinder & Mira’s Literary Chai Salon with Poetry, Prose and Vegan Plates
Nearly 200 years ago Jane Austen wrote in Emma, “Tea passed pleasantly, and nobody seemed in a hurry to move.” On Sunday 26th January, to celebrate the launch of our friend Mira Manek’s beautiful book of wisdom Prajna, Ravinder Bhogal and Mira Manek invite you to a languorous, unhurried Chai Salon with a vegan Gujarati inspired brunch at Jikoni.
Mira who is known for sublime and soothing chais will keep your cups full while you indulge in some of hers and Ravinder’s favourite Gujarati dishes inspired by Mira’s heritage. Alongside the delicious feast, Ravinder and Mira will also read some poetry and prose related to tea, and encourage guests with a literary leaning to join in and do the same.
Ravinder said, “ Time is so accelerated these days and every time I sip one of Mira’s delicious teas I pause and feel rejuvenated. Historically tea was also a great way to bring people together to share ideas or talk so I thought reading poetry and prose related to tea would be a lovely way spend the last Sunday in January.”
There will be 3 sittings of just 10 people per session through the day at Jikoni’s intimate kitchen table. Mira’s book will also be available to purchase on the day.
Jikoni celebrates the launch of Zaika by Chef Romy Gill MBE with a Brunch Paratha Party
On November 24th, to celebrate the launch of our good friend Chef Romy Gill’s beautiful new book Zaika – a treasure trove of delicious and accessible Indian vegan recipes, Jikoni presents a Sunday brunch to savour with a Paratha Party.
Romy and our founder Ravinder Bhogal will be celebrating their Punjabi roots by creating a brunch platter that will include two unique Parathas, Homemade Pickles, Dal Makhni, Raseele Makki Aloo, Romy’s famous Punjabi Samosas, Raita, Gulab Jamuns and Jalebis plus unlimited chai.
Ravinder said, “For many Punjabis, parathas are a taste of home and the maternal kitchen – I still yearn for my mother’s Sunday morning parathas – fried flatbreads which are India’s version of a fry up. I am so excited to have Romy in our kitchen who I know regularly makes parathas for her own children and is something of an expert – what a treat for our guests.”
There will be 3 intimate sittings of just 10 people per session through the day at Jikoni’s kitchen table where guests will be able to meet Romy. Her book Zaika will be available to purchase on the day and is a must have for meat eaters and vegans alike.
Civilised Sundays at Jikoni celebrates William Dalrymple and his new book The Anarchy
Award-winning historian, travel writer and master storyteller William Dalrymple will be reading from his highly anticipated new book The Anarchy: The Relentless Rise of the East India Company.
In his most ambitious and riveting book to date, Dalrymple tells the story of the East India Company as it has never been told before, unfolding a timely cautionary tale of the first global corporate power. Three hundred and fifteen years after its founding, with a corporate Mogul now sitting in the White House, the story of the East India Company has never been more current.
Come and celebrate the launch of the book with a feast inspired by William’s Scottish roots, some of his favourite dishes & ingredients and his Delhi home, cooked by Jikoni’s chef patron Ravinder Bhogal.