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									            the BALVeNIe whIsky tAstINg p2 • mArQUe 2 eVeNt p2 • 7 cs of chIVALry p3 • wILd dUck dINNer p3 • cocktAILs! p3




                                      ISSUE 28    JANUARY / FEBRUARY 2010                                                      WWW.BOISDALE.CO.UK




                                                                                                                                                                            Priceless

                           Boisdale Radio Presents                                             Sponsored by
                                                                                                                       The Johnnie Walker Blue Label
                             The Emperor Rosko
          Glenfarclas Happy Hour                                                                                       Great Scot Awards 2010
                                                 6-7pm Jan-Feb                                                                     Presented by
                                                            L     egendary DJ, Emperor Rosko (Radio
                                                                  Caroline pirate station’s best loved
                                                                                                                              Sir Jackie Stewart
                                                            presenter upon whose exploits the film
                                                            “The Boat that Rocked” is based and who                        Hosted by Andrew Neil
                                                            went on to help found Radio 1) has flown
                                                            into London from his home in Los Angeles
                                                                                                                        Wednesday 24 February • Boisdale of Belgravia
                                                            to toast the launch of the special in-house
                                                            entertainment programme he has prepared
                                                                                                                              in association with The Spectator
                                                            for Boisdale.
                                                                Emperor Rosko has put together a series
                                                            of exclusive “radio” shows for Boisdale,
                                                            including a Christmas Holiday Special. All the
                                                            programmes have been mixed with the regular
                                                            clientele of Boisdale and their lifestyles in
                                                            mind and are presented by the Emperor who
                                                            is a big fan of Boisdale. » cont page 2


                          The Boisdale
                        Jazz & Cigar Club
                        Havana Jaunt 2010




                                                                                                                   Sir Jackie Stewart (left) photographed after being awarded the Johnnie Walker Blue Label Great
                                                                                                                   Scot Award 2009 by David Coultard (right). Sir Jackie will be presenting the 2010 Great Scot
                                                                                                                   Award at Boisdale of Belgravia on Wednesday 24 February 2010. The award is in recognition of
                                                                                                                   a Scottish individual’s outstanding contribution to their chosen field of activity. Nomination
      During the Havana Jaunt 2010 the Boisdale Jazz & Cigar Club will visit the Zapata National                   categories include sport, film, literature, music, art and charity. Attending nominees last year
      Park, a paradise for nature lovers, on the south coast of Cuba very close to the Bay of Pigs                 included Dougray Scott, Jack Vettriano, Andrew Marr, David Coulthard, Kirsty Wark and
      (see www.boisdale.co.uk for details).                                                                        Loraine Kelly.

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         Balvenie Whisky                                                                                                                                           canapes...and sexy cars
                                                                                                                                                                   All Top Models In Attendance
                  Tasting
          Monday 18 January • Boisdale of Bishopsgate
                                                                                                                                                                                  Thursday 4 February • Marque II Club, Vauxhall
                                                                                                                                                                                     Members: at no charge (Up To 4 Guests)
         Members: no charge (up to 3 guests); Non Members: £15
            “The most honeyish of malts, with a distinctively                     so critical to defining the smooth, honeyed
                     orangey note. Luxurious.”                                    flavour of the malt.
               The late great Michael Jackson                                         The tasting of four expressions of this
                                                                                  outstanding Speyside malt will be hosted by

      T     he Balvenie Distillery lies at the very heart
            of Speyside, in the Scottish Highlands. In
      early 1892 Balvenie New House, an eighteenth
                                                                                  Andy Forrester the Balvenie Ambassador for
                                                                                  Great Britain.

      Century mansion, was converted into what
      was to become one of Scotland’s most iconic
                                                                                                       WHISKIES
      distilleries. The exceptional quality of The
      Balvenie Single Malt Scotch Whisky is due to                                      The Balvenie
      the fact that the distillery retains and nurtures                                 12 years old                                                          The Ferrari 430 Spider – just one of the dream cars in the Marque II stable.
      a level of craftsmanship that, quite simply,
      other malt whisky producers no longer
      employ.
          With the longest serving Malt Master in
                                                                                   The Balvenie Signature
                                                                                        The Balvenie
                                                                                                                                                              A    ston Martin Vantage. Jaguar XKR.
                                                                                                                                                                   Ferrari 430 Spider. Maserati GT.
                                                                                                                                                              Mercedes SL55 AMG. Everyone has their
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        and performance without a waiting list. We
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        have teamed up with Marque II Club to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        allow Boisdale Jazz & Cigar Club Members
      the whisky industry, only at The Balvenie                                         15 years old                                                          own dream car. Not much that immediately                  to peruse their sexy cars whilst enjoying a
      Distillery will you still find all Five Rare Crafts                                                                                                     comes to mind can match the sheer                         Champagne and cocktail reception with
      of malt whisky making still in existence. These                                   The Balvenie                                                          unadulterated selfish pleasure of driving                 inspiring Scottish canapés to the sounds of
      include the barley for the maltings being                                         21 years old                                                          a powerful and gorgeous sports car on the                 Boisdale Blue Rhythm Band.
      grown on Balvenie farm and being malted in-                                                                                                             open road. Whether it is for a month, a                       A very special hire rate is available for
      house in the traditional way, adding further                                Limited availability and strictly by RSVP only.                             week or a weekend, Marque II Club offers                  Boisdale Jazz & Cigar Club Members. 6.30pm
      complexity to The Balvenie’s distinctive taste.                             Please contact Pam or Myriam on 020 7283                                    the chance to experience it all, without the              until 8.30pm. If you would like to attend this
      In addition, the Balvenie coppersmith of                                    1763 or email info@boisdale-city.co.uk.                                     expense or commitment of ownership, with                  event please contact nat@marque2.com or
      some fifty years maintains the stills that are                              6.30pm – 7.30 pm.                                                           access to an exceptional range of models                  020 7582 2223. Marque II Railway Arch,
                                                                                                                                                              and marques. The fleet is constantly                      105 Tinworth Street London SE11 5EQ (a
                                                                                                                                                              updated, to provide the opportunity for                   few minutes walk from Vauxhall mainline and
                                                                                                                                                              members to drive the very latest in luxury                underground stations). www.marque2.com.


                                                                                                                                                               Neil Churchill Goes
                                                                                                                                                                Wild About Duck
                                                                                                                                                                              Wednesday 20 January • Boisdale of Bishopsgate
                                                                                                                                                                   Members: £45; Non Members: £55 including a 4-course dinner and wine
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        designated a Special Protection Area for its
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        importance as a wildlife haven on the tidal
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        mudflats. In the late autumn and winter,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        thousands of pink-footed geese and wild
                                                                                                                                                                                   Wild rabbit rillette,
                                                                                                                                                                       smoked golden raisin pickle & sage brioche       duck can be seen leaving or returning to the
                                                                                                                                                                   Familia Cassone Obra Prima Rose 2008                 160-hectare marsh.
                                                                                                                                                                                              •                            The four course dinner will be
                                                                                                                                                                        Royal Sandringham Estate mallard rare           accompanied by copious amounts of
                                                                                                                                                                       roasted breasts & truffle honey braised leg,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Argentine wine from Bodegas Familia
                                                                                                                                                                    January king & wild mushrooms celeriac fondant
                                                                                                                                                                    & puree acidulated game jus, mandarin & ginger      Cassone produced in family vineyards
                                                                                                                                                                         Familia Cassone Malbec 2007                    located in the prime Drummond area of
                                                                                                                                                                                              •                         Luján de Cuyo in Southwest Mendoza, 950
                                                                                                                                                                                   Blood orange sorbet                  metres above sea level. These are wonderful
                                                                                                                                                                     Familia Cassone Chardonnay 2008
      “There are no doubt distilleries which are more efficient, more cost effective than Balvenie; distilleries less extravagant with time and labour,                                       •                         wines that marry modern freshness of fruit
      but their malts are not memorable.” Derek Cooper, Writer and Broadcaster                                                                                           British cheeses, fig chutney & oatcakes        with structure and complexity.
                                                                                                                                                                                  Familia Cassone                          To book, please contact Pam or Myriam
                            Boisdale Radio Presents                                                                                     Sponsored by
                                                                                                                                                                      Obra Prima Reserva Malbec 2005                    on 020 7283 1763 or email info@
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        boisdale-city.co.uk. 7.30pm for 8pm. The
                              The Emperor Rosko                                                                                                                                                                         price is £45 for Members and £55 for Non

          Glenfarclas Happy Hour                                                                                                                              F    ollowing last year’s sell out Truffle,
                                                                                                                                                                   Game & Claret Dinner Neil Churchill,
                                                                                                                                                              Boisdale of Bishopsgate award winning chef
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Members including wine.


                                                            6-7pm Jan-Feb                                                                                     known for his love of game and the chase,
      « Continued from page 1 The shows have                                          Happy Hour (6pm – 7pm) at Boisdale                                      will be going wild and creating another
      been sponsored by Glenfarclas, one of two                                   will now feature the special shows as an aural                              special dinner, focussed this time, on wild
      remaining family owned distilleries in Scotland                             backdrop. Those customers fortunate enough                                  duck.
      producing outstanding Single Highland Malt                                  to be paying attention to the Emperor’s                                         Rose Prince of the Daily Telegraph
      Scotch Whisky in a traditional Speyside style.                              show will be rewarded with a daily password                                 was “inspired” and “enthused” when Neil
      Sixth generation distillery owner George S                                  to whisper to the Boisdale bartenders for                                   cooked a grouse dish for her in September
      Grant said: “Boisdale is all about Scotland and                             a 50% discount on a magnificent range of                                    2009 and described Neil’s approach to game
      Scotland is all about whisky; there is no better                            Glenfarclas malt whiskies. So amazingly                                     as “straightforward yet quirky”. True to his
      place in the UK for a fine Highland dram and                                enough, a large dram of the stunning and                                    signature style, Neil will be preparing the
      soul stirring jazz and blues so I am immensely                              definitive Glenfarclas 25 year will be available                            main course duck with a delicate infusion
      delighted that “the king of all malt whiskies”                              for a mere £15!                                                             of mandarin and a hint of fiery ginger.
      is the focus of the first Boisdale Radio Happy                                  Boisdale Radio will be the first global Jazz,                               The mallard comes from the Royal
      hour. In these precarious times that’s one                                  Blues & Soul radio station. The Boisdale                                    Sandringham Estate which falls partly
      small step for man, one giant leap for malt                                 group will enter the radio market in 2010.                                  within an Area of Outstanding Natural                     Head Chef with a flair Neil Churchill
      whisky connoisseurs.”                                                       Stay tuned!                                                                 Beauty. The Estate borders have been                      contemplates ducks.


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      Chivas 7 Cs of Chivalry                          Easy, Desirible
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       Journey Back in Time                              And Impure
         Tuesday 2 February • Boisdale of Belgravia
      O                        C
             n Tuesday 2 February Boisdale mem-
             bers are invited to 7 Cs of Chivalry,  “Vive Le Cock Tail!”
                                                                 hivas Regal 18 Year Old – a blended
                                                                 whisky which includes over 20 of Scot-
      a luxurious and indulgent tasting hosted land’s rarest single malts. Described by whis-
      by Phil Huckle of Chivas Regal. Our host ky writer and critic Paul Pacult as a “blended
      will take us on a                                                               Scotch does not
                                                                                                                     Tuesday 16 February • Boisdale of Bishopsgate
      journey through
      time       explain-
                                                                                      get any better than
                                                                                      this”.
                                                                                                                      Members: at no charge; Non Members: £15
      ing the concept
      of chivalry which
      can be traced to
                                                                                    C       hocolate –
                                                                                            a delicacy of
                                                                                      the Spanish royal
                                                                                                                 N    o one knows who invented the cocktail.
                                                                                                                      We are not even sure precisely when the
                                                                                                                 word first was used to describe a spirituous
                                                                                                                                                                   complex favour and a smoother finish.
                                                                                                                                                                   Beefeater is meant to be more “swinging
                                                                                                                                                                   London,” less “British Empire.” Blessedly,
      the early middle                                                                court when it was          drink. Stories and theories abound                though, the spirit’s flavour evokes the
      ages and the days                                                               brought back from          including the one of Betsy Flanagan, an           latter!
      of the Crusades.                                                                South America and          American pro-revolutionary innkeeper
      The four pillars                                                                consumed in liq-           in the colonial times, who is said to have
      of chivalry - gal-                                                              uid form. We’ll be         stolen chickens from her pro-British
      lantry, brother-                                                                tasting Valrhona,          neighbours to feed General Washington’s
      hood,       honour                                                              widely considered          troops. The story holds that – in the style
      and valour – will                                                               the world’s finest         of Dickensian Madame Defarge - she
      be linked to seven                                                              and certainly the          garnished the patriots’ drinks with the
      extravagant and                                                                 most expensive!            roosters’ tail feathers and offered the toast,
      sumptuous prod-
      ucts sampled on
      the night. Only
                                                                                    C       hivas Regal
                                                                                            25 Year Old
                                                                                      Original – a rare
                                                                                                                 “Vive le cock tail!”.
                                                                                                                     One thing is for sure though, by the
                                                                                                                 1900s Martini became one of the most
      the finest most ex-                                                             and exclusive blend        popular drinks asked for in top bars across
                               A premium aged mix of some of Scotland’s finest
      cessive and extrav- whiskies with an above-average proportion of malt and of the finest Scot-              the USA and had spread across the Atlantic
      agant ingredients,     an extended ageing period producing Chivas Regal 18      tish malts available       therefore beginning, as some claim, the
      all beginning with                Year old is a truly fine blend.               only as a strictly         golden age of cocktails.
      the letter “C”, will                                                            limited release in             On Tuesday 16 February Boisdale of
      be presented for the connoisseurs’ delecta- individually numbered bottles. The origi-                      Bishopsgate mixologist Patrick Hobbs
      tion on the night.                                  nal luxury grocery store in Aberdeen used to           who was a finalist of the World Class Best

      C     hampagne – a drink that first gained serve the local gentry and was made famous
            world renown because of its associa- through the patronage of Queen Victoria
      tion with the anointment of French kings. Empress of India.
                                                                                                                 Bartender competition held in October
                                                                                                                 2009 will be putting his skills to good
                                                                                                                 use when he steps behind the bar mixing
      Royalty from throughout Europe spread the
      message of the unique sparkling wine from          C       hurchill Romeo y Julieta – Win-
                                                                 ston Churchill who is the epitome of
      Champagne and its association with luxury the chivalrous gentleman first started enjoy-
                                                                                                                 Martinis and Manhattans to celebrate the
                                                                                                                 launch of the new Boisdale cocktail list.
                                                                                                                 Patrick will be using Beefeater 24 gin and
      and power. The leading manufacturers de- ing cigars when he went to Cuba as war cor-                       Chivas 18 years old whisky and creating a
      voted considerable energy to creating a his- respondent in 1895.                                           range of aperitifs to intellectually stimulate
      tory and identity for their wine, associating            We’ll begin with Perrier Jouet Champagne          and refresh the most delicate of palates.
      it and themselves with nobility and royalty.        and Martel Cognac (the 8th ‘C’ of the world).

      C     aviar - a favourite of the Russian royal Cocktails on arrival at 7.30pm followed by
            court and popularised around Europe Osetra Caviar (with buckwheat blinis sour
      by arguably Russia’s greatest monarch Cath- cream & shallots), Charcuterie (acorn fed                      Distilled in the heart of London, Beefeater
      erine the Great.                                    Black Pig with homebaked bread & Cape                  24 takes its name from the unique 24-

      C     harcuterie - a Black Pig from the gooseberries), Chivas 18 yr old, Valrhona
            south western province Extremadura Chocolate expressions and finally Chivas 25
      enjoyed by Spanish aristocracy and a fa- yr old & Romeo y Julietta Churchill Cigars
                                                                                                                 hour steeping process and the capital’s
                                                                                                                 24-hour stylish and sophisticated lifestyle.
                                                                                                                 The special Beefeater 24 taste is achieved
      vourite of the Spanish royal court. The pig on the Cigar Terrace. Attendance all inclusive                 by using three extra ingredients not found
      comes from the area where the last of the is £125 per person. Very limited availability.                   in the classic version of this popular gin -
      King Templars held out before they were Please book with Jurgita on 020 7730 6922                          Japanese Sencha tea, Chinese green tea and
      slain in 1307.                                      (info@boisdale.co.uk). 8pm for 8.30pm.                 Spanish grapefruit peel resulting in more


                         The Boisdale Jazz & Cigar Club Havana Jaunt 2010
      E    very year besides cavorting around Ha-
           vana The Boisdale Jazz & Cigar Club em-
      bark upon an intrepid expedition, which by
                                                         history has a national leader enjoyed the level
                                                         of support the Cuban people wholeheartedly
                                                         gave their President, Fidel Castro. This would
                                                                                                                 “Those of us who were with President Kennedy
                                                                                                                 during the sad night in the White House
                                                                                                                 when he heard the news of the defeat and
                                                                                                                                                                   and independent nation.”
                                                                                                                                                                       “I’ll take the defeat”, Kennedy said that
                                                                                                                                                                   night to the generals and admirals, “and
      definition has to be something we have never       have been tantamount to a US invasion, which            capture of the Cuban rebels at the Bay of Pigs    I’ll take all of the blame for it.”
      done before. This year we will be investigat-      would have evolved into an un-winnable, fully           remember it as one of his most courageous             “How else”, the President asked us later,
      ing the infamous Bay of Pigs on the beauti-        fledged war with the Cuban population po-               moments. Any other President of the United        “could the Joint Chiefs approve such a
      ful untouched Zapata peninsula. For those of       larised against the US even more so than they           States, especially one who had been in office     plan? They were sure I’d give in to them
      you who need reminding this was the attempt        had been against their old colonial Spanish             for only three months, might have tried           and send the go-ahead order to the Essex.
      by CIA trained and armed exiled Cubans to          masters, who were defeated, ironically, with            to save himself from such a humiliation by        They couldn’t believe that a new President
      overthrow President Castro’s Cuban Repub-          US assistance in 1899.                                  sending Marines and Navy jet fighters to beat     like me wouldn’t panic and try to save
      lic by force of arms in April 1961. Incidentally       Kenneth O’Donnell said at the time,                 back Fidel Castro’s defending forces and to       his own face. WELL, THEY HAD ME
      our man in Havana at the time David Orms-                                                                  rescue the outnumbered invaders. Kennedy          FIGURED ALL WRONG.”
      by-Gore from British Intelligence had indi-                                                                had made up his mind not to involve any               Notwithstanding that the attempted coup
      cated very strongly that the Cuban people were                                                             American combat troops or planes in this          did not have presidential backing it was still
      predominantly behind Castro and that there                                                                 fight between two Cuban political factions        regarded by the Cuban people as both an
      was absolutely no likelihood of mass defec-                                                                even though the rebels had his approval and       American invasion and a Cuban victory. The
      tions or insurrections following the invasion.                                                             the support and direction of his government’s     Cuban Missile Crisis of 1962 was looming
      Despite this information having been made                                                                  Central Intelligence Agency. When the             and perhaps almost inevitable. Had a full
      available to the CIA (perhaps not an apt name                                                              reports of failure came from the beachhead        scale invasion been sanctioned by Kennedy
      for this agency) the abortive coup went ahead.                                                             he refused to give in to his military advisers,   at the Bay of Pigs the result of a nuclear stand
      Notwithstanding this, the actual failure of the                                                            who had accepted his earlier order against        off between America and Russia on Cuban
      landing could have been averted had Presi-                                                                 any American participation in the invasion,       soil could have been very different.
      dent John F. Kennedy given the order to al-                                                                but now argued that we had to change the              We will visit the tragic battleground, which
      low the US Air Force to provide air cover for                                                              plan and send in American reinforcements          is a small beach near The Bay of Pigs called
      the invasion. Although he agonised over the                                                                to beat Castro and save the prestige of the       Playa Giron, and draw our own conclusions
      decision he ruled against overt US support of      JFK loved Cuban cigars and was seriously                United States. Kennedy firmly disagreed. He       of this historical event with the help of local
      the operation. I think this was excellent judge-   underestimated by the Army and Navy joint chiefs        preferred the embarrassment of defeat to the      guides, some of whom will say they were there
      ment. Never before or since in modern global       of staff in 1961.                                       use of American military force against a small    on the day.

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                    If you wish to be made aware of last minute events and special offers, please send your email address to: zoe@boisdale.co.uk.




                                                                                                          Photo Diary                                                             Boisdale Calendar
                         CIGAR AFICIONADO AUCTION                                           MONKEY SHOULDER WHISKY COCKTAIL PARTY
                                                                                                                                                                                      Highlights
                 Tuesday 1 December • Boisdale of Belgravia                                     Monday 16 November • Boisdale of Bishopsgate                                   Please note all events marked FREE OF CHARGE are strictly
                                                                                                                                                                              RSVP. Numbers are limited. Reservations will be dealt with on a
                                                                                                                                                                                                 first come first served basis.
                                                                                                                                                                           Jan ‘10                            Feb ‘10
                                                                                                                                                                           18 mon                             01 mon                        02 tue
                                                                                                                                                                           Boisdale of Bishopsgate            Boisdale of Belgravia         Boisdale of Belgravia
                                                                                                                                                                           Balvenie Whisky                    Cigar Seminar                 7 Cs of Chivalry
                                                                                                                                                                           Tasting                            & Chivas 18 Year              Tasting and
                                                                                                                                                                           Members: no                        Old Tasting                   journey back
                                                                                                                                                                           charge (up to                      Members: £15;                 in time
                                                                                                                                                                           3 guests); Non                     Non Members: £25              £125
                                                                                                                                                                           Members: £15                       6pm-7pm                       8pm for 8.30pm
                                                                                                                                                                           6.30pm-7.30pm
                                                                                                                                                                           FREE FOR MEMBERS
                                                                                                                                                                                                              Featured Cigar:
                                                                                                                                                                                                              Montecristo
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            04 thu
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Marque II Club, SE11
                                                                                                                                                                           20 wed                             Edmundo
                                                                                                                                                                                                              Tasting hosted
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Champagne,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Canapes and
      Mitch Orchant MD of C.Gars Ltd organised the first cigar auction at Boisdale                                                                                         Boisdale of Bishopsgate
      of Belgravia on Tuesday 1 December 2009. It was a White Ash Christmas for                                                                                            Wild Duck Dinner                   by Simon Chase                Sexy Cars
      the cigar aficionado who snapped up Lot 124 for £16,000. The lucky bidder                                                                                            7.30pm for 8pm                     of Hunters &                  6.30pm-8pm
                                                                                                                                                                           £45 Members; £55                   Frankau                       FREE FOR MEMBERS
      for Lot 124 is now the owner of a rare Cuba Tobacco 1492 limited edition (1
                                                                                                                                                                           Non Members                        Featured Drink:
      of 501) humidor made in 1992, containing 50 corona-gorda-sized cigars.
      Over 50 attended the auction and enjoyed UK exclusive regional edition El Rey     Monkey Manhattans, Grapefruit Flips and Monkey Moonshine – un-aged                 25 mon                             Chivas 18 Year Old            16 tue
      del Mundo Choix de L’Epoque and Hoyo Epicure no.2 (finest English Market          Monkey Shoulder Whisky shaken with cinnamon, apple and lemon – got                 Burns Fortnight                    Tasting hosted by             Boisdale of Bishopsgate
      Selection). Lots were sold to commission bidders from all over the world, and     members into the swing of things during the 1920s themed party at Boisdale         Celebrations &                     Phil Huckle of                Beefeater 24 Gin
                                                                                                                                                                           Pipers Galore.                     Pernod Ricard                 & Chivas 18
      two buyers flew in from Los Angeles in search of rare smokes. C.Gars Ltd is now   of Bishopsgate. Monkey Shoulder proved its reputation as the whisky that loves                                                                      Years Old Whisky
      planning to hold its second cigar auction at Boisdale Belgravia in June 2010.     company - the cocktails were outstanding, great time was had by all whilst the     Go to www.                         Please contact Jurgita on
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Cocktail Party
                                                                                                                                                                           boisdale.co.uk                     020 7730 6922
                                                                                        downstairs Piano bar was completely transformed into the coolest Speakeasy                                            (info@boisdale.co.uk)         6.30pm-7.30pm
            THE LAMB AT HINDON COMES TO THE RESCUE                                                                                                                         for more info.
                                                                                        in town. Above Lizzie Rutt gets into the spirit of the party with a Monkey                                            to book.                  FREE FOR MEMBERS
                            Tuesday 27 October • Hindon
                                                                                        Manhattan.

                                                                                            THE FUTURE OF THE CITY OF LONDON FINANCIAL NEWS & THE WALL STREET JOURNAL EUROPE AWARDS DINNER
                                                                                                                                                   Monday 30 November • Boisdale of Belgravia
                                                                                        JP Morgan was announced the European Investment Bank of the Year at the dinner hosted at Boisdale of Belgravia during which, Michael Spencer, founder and chief executive of ICAP
                                                                                        gave an encouraging speech on Future of the City of London. The banking industry’s most prominent figures gathered at the event organised by The London Financial News and the Wall
                                                                                        Street Journal on St Andrew’s Day, Monday 30 November, including William Vereker of Nomura; Spencer Lake of HSBC; Michael Hatchard of Skadden Arps, Elaine Sullivan of
                                                                                        Russell Reynolds, and Marin Belsham of City Index.




      Pub lunch was on the menu for children when their school cook fell ill. The
      youngsters at Hindon Primary School tucked in to a pucka luncheon prepared
      by the head chef of The Lamb at Hindon, Andrzej Piechocki (left). The
      Lamb Inn came to the rescue after hearing that the school’s cook was off sick.
      Adam Brierley, general manager of the Lamb (right), said: “We were happy
      to provide a free lunch. We asked the children what they would like and they
      suggested lasagne and chocolate brownies so that’s what we did. We had many Above Klaus Diederichs, JP Morgan chairman of European Investment Banking,
      compliments, but sadly we were not able to fulfil orders for the next day!”    receives Investment Bank of The Year Award from Michael Spencer.                     Tim Shacklock, Gleacher Shacklock and Simon Dingemans, Goldman Sachs.




                                      Victor’s The Victor
        Winner of UK Cigar Sommelier of the
         Year to Enter World Championship
                      in Havana 2010
           UK HabanoSommelier Final 2009 • Tuesday 9 December

      V     ictor Ferreira of Boisdale of Belgravia was
            CROWNED the UK Habano Sommelier
      Champion for 2009. The final was held at Hunters &
                                                                                        the annual Cigar Festival and the considerable privilege
                                                                                        of representing Great Britain in the Cigar Sommelier
                                                                                        World Championship.
      Frankau’s London head offices on Tuesday December                                    A delighted Victor said of his upcoming challenge
      9 and judged by Sean Croley and the legendary Simon                               in Havana, “I am very competitive and when I go out
      Chase: the decision was unanimous. Victor’s strong                                there I will be going out to win. Now I need to do even
      written exam coupled with a detailed in depth knowledge                           more studying!”. Ladbrokes have Victor at 4:1 to win Victorious Victor Ferreira, winner of the UK HabanoSommelier 2009, will
      of Cuban cigars and exemplary cigar service carried the                           the coveted world title and will not accept any bets over be heading out to the Annual World Cigar Festival in Havana in February
      day. The prize is an all expenses paid trip to Cuba for                           £10,000. We all wish him every success in the final.      2010 with the intention of winning the international title. Watch this space!


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