GET INTO THE SPIRIT OF WIMBLEDON THIS SUMMER

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The Wimbledon Tennis Championships are fast approaching – (29th June – 12th July 2015) – and there are some restaurants and bars that have created some winning dishes and cocktails to mark the occasion.

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  • Beyrouths – Middle Eastern restaurant launching in Wimbledon Village..

 

That’s right, just in time for the world’s favourite tennis tournament Beyrouths Cafe will arrive in Wimbledon village with its famously fresh Middle-Eastern food available to sports fans, spectators and foodies alike. They’re also more than ready to “serve” a tennis superstar or two…  Everything is made onsite by hand (or “backhand”), with nothing processed, brought in or pre-prepared. During the day there will be tasty wraps and abundant sharing mezzes, with the evening menu switching its focus to gorgeous grilled chicken and succulent lamb dishes. In keeping with the café vibe, a large selection of delightful Middle-Eastern and French Artisan pastries will be available alongside beautifully rich coffee and freshly-squeezed juices and smoothies. But it’s not just about the food… Beyrouths in Wimbledon Village will provide an ambience that is irresistible on a hot, sunny day full of sporting action. With a comfortable and colourful interior, out front pavement seating and a totally blissful garden complete with its own sun trap.

 

During the Wimbledon fortnight all of the tennis action will be shown at Beyrouths on a number of large screens, so fans are encouraged to create their own mini-Murray Mound and take advantage of the BYOB policy or pre-order from Lebanese wine selection. However, if you prefer something a little more refreshing then check out the Mixed Double offer… purchase a ‘Pink Lemonade’ (Strawberry and Freshly Squeezed Lemon) and your partner will receive one us.

 

82 High Street, Wimbledon Village, SW19 5EG

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  • Rocket’s Racket Shaped Pizza and Murray Medlar Cocktail

 

The Wimbledon Tennis Championships are just around the corner (29th June – 12th July 2015) and to mark the occasion Rocket restaurants have created a limited edition “Rachetta” pizza.

 

Shaped like a tennis racket and complete with “calzone” crust handle this delicious, freshly-baked pizza stays true to the green courts of Wimbledon with scatterings of spinach along with mushrooms, tomatoes, creamy ricotta and Bocconcini (that’s mini mozzarella balls to you and me!) And to quench your thirst after watching all that tennis, Rocket have also mixed up an ingenious cocktail which tastes just like strawberries and cream! A homage to our very own Wimbledon Champion, The Murray Medlar combines freshly muddled strawberries with vanilla vodka, Fraise De Bois, Licor 43 and lemon juice. The perfect pick-me-up on a hot summers day!

 

The Rachetta Pizza (£11.90) and Murray Medlar Cocktail (£8) will be available at Rocket Holborn, Bishopsgate, The City and Canary Wharf throughout the course of the championships from 29th June – 12th July 2015

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  • Match Point Cocktails at Shepherd’s of Westminster

For a luxurious cocktail experience like no other, head to the recently re-opened Shepherds of Westminster. Inspired by the traditional berry of Wimbledon – MATCH POINT combines a silky blend of Rhubarb Vodka, crème de fraise de bois and fresh strawberry purée, all finished off with an indulgent layer of double cream and garnished with fresh strawberries.

The ULTIMATE strawberries and cream cocktail experience this summer.

 

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  • Table Tennis at Brew

All set for a scintillating summer of tennis? Well, Brew would like to invite you to attend, and perhaps compete in, a tournament that will be no less exciting than Wimbledon.

Although, we must admit that it will be on a slightly smaller scale. The inaugural Brew Table Tennis Championships will be hosted in the Putney restaurant’s sizeable outdoor terrace, complete with grass, deckchairs for the spectators and even an umpire. It might be tiny tennis on a table with a tiny ball, but don’t doubt that Brew are taking this very seriously! Not only will there be trophies and prizes for both the winner and the runner-up (including a Case of Bollinger and a dinner for two at Brew), but those lucky and skilled enough to make the grand final will have support coming from their very own Murray Mound as  Brew broadcast the main event on their big pull down screen.

 

There will also be beers, burgers and wood-fired pizzas for competitors and spectators alike to enjoy and, this being Brew, some of the very best coffee in the capital. Those with a sweet tooth will also love Brew’s Limited edition Tennis Ball Lamingtons (an Australian delicacy, covered in chocolate and sprinkled with coconut) and their Strawberries & Cream Pancakes (£8.50)  served with vanilla syrup and available to buy from 22nd June – 12th July.

The Brew Table Tennis Championships will commence on Tuesday the 9th of June for four weeks, beginning with a round of best-of-three knockout games.

Channel your inner-Bjorn Borg and come along to Brew in Putney. Bookings for the Table Tennis can be made via Brew’s website www.brew-cafe.com

 

Address:  162-164 Lower Richmond Road Putney SW15 1LY

 

BOE Magazine

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Wimbledon: Novak Djokovic, Serena Williams Are Social Champions

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The winners of the 2015 Wimbledon Championships tennis tournament will not be crowned until July 12, but Adobe Digital Index set its top seeds in terms of social clout.

On the men’s side, ADI found that Novak Djokovic of Serbia had the most social clout, while Serena Williams of the U.S. took the women’s title.

The company calculated social value by analyzing more than 5 million social mentions, Twitter follows, Facebook likes, Instagram followers, international reach of buzz, positive sentiment and total followers.

ADI found that Djokovic has more than 10 million fans and followers, and he also was the most-mentioned player in the past 30 days, boasting the highest international reach.

As for Williams, she has 8.7 million fans and followers and was the topic of the second-most social mentions. She also had the most Instagram followers.

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Other nuggets from ADI included: Wimbledon trended higher in buzz this year compared with the 2014 tournament, and last year’s winners, Djokovic and Petra Kvitova of the Czech Republic, saw mentions rise year-over-year.

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ADI principal analyst Tamara Gaffney said in a release announcing the results:

The composite index of social clout clearly demonstrates that there are many angles to consider when selecting an athlete for a marketing sponsorship. Marketers should look at sentiment, international reach, overall fan base and different leadership positions by network to select the best possible fit. Tennis very may well be the best place to find female athletes for product endorsements.

Analyst Joe Martin added:

We’re finding that victory can certainly boost the social presence of an athlete. Marketers should be looking at social clout when considering athletic sponsorships and work with athletes to activate their social clout.

Readers: Have you posted or will you post about Wimbledon during this year’s tournament, which begins June 29?

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