Friends of Chartres Annual Dinner February 13th 2020

Annual Dinner February 13, 2020

Our Annual Dinner was held at the 64 Restaurant and Bar at Chichester College  this year, and was attended by 46 members. The manager, Nicola Simpson and her team of catering students gave us a warm welcome and looked after us very well. We gathered over a welcome drink of Prosecco, before moving to the dining area.  There Grace was said in French by Canon David Nason before the meal was served. Guests had pre-selected dishes from the restaurant’s winter menu, which gave a choice of four options for each course. For the main course, Sea Bass with Colcannon potatoes and Braised Shoulder of Lamb with Noisette potatoes were popular. The most popular dessert by far was the Rum Baba.

An additional attraction was the raffle to which members had generously donated. The evening concluded with a short speech from the Mayor, Richard Plowman, who recounted some amusing anecdotes of restaurant meals he had experienced. Fortunately for us, this dinner passed without a hitch, and the food was excellent.