Following the success of The Ladies who Lunch event two of the owner’s sisters Olivia Edwards and Laura Griffin are rolling it out as regular ladies lunch event as well as many others.
The first event was in July with an incredible turn out and entertainment which raised the bar for the following event that took place last Thursday: – Ladies who lunch and drink pink gin!
Babbo handed out a pink gin cocktail to the first 30 ladies (in association with Cuckoo Gin) as many arrived in flattering pink outfits to match the theme. A few VIPs including BBC newsreader Michelle Eagleton (pictured in stripy top) and an X Factor celebrity attended. There was live music by the incredible sax player Aaron Turner aka Carlo Sax Junior who was accompanied on several tracks by Carlo Sax himself (The Father & Son duo were simply electric). This followed swiftly by an incredible surprise act from the flair bar academy – Martin from the academy performed to a captive audience of mainly ladies thrusting to sex bomb while mixing cocktails and flaring. Amazing act!
There was another surprise that followed – Maxine Warner from Lemon Tree and Warner entertainment brought the house down with her rendition of Nessun Dorma. Maxine simply brought the event to silence while she performed, simply wow!
Lucy Foden owner of the stylish boutique Lulu Dot brought a small pop up boutique to showcase some of her AW18 collection and jewellery which went down a treat with a few purchases made
Stylish décor captured the event by Rose & Lee with a retro theme
The £9.95 lunch menu has proved to be a winner with guests, many coming back and re booking. There was a prosecco offer for £12.95 and cocktails were made for several birthdays and an anniversary of competition winner Lolanda Taylor.
Olivia and Laura say: – “We are simply overwhelmed with the response from the ladies lunch events so far” It is really getting our name out there as a recently rebranded restaurant – formally Saporitos. Babbo (Italian for Dad) has brought a whole new style of clientele for the restaurant as well as maintaining the loyal regulars and families which is what we are well known for”.
The event was organised by The Edge Events who work closely with the restaurant, assisting with PR and events as well as managing the guest list and all the finer details.
Babbo are delighted to announce their next event: – Macmillan coffee morning followed by Ladies who lunch. There will be live entertainment and a luxury raffle. The event will take place on the 28th September from 11.30 – 3pm.
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(Content by Lyn from The Edge Events)