Booker Prize for Excellence
Earlier this year I was lucky enough to do some Judging for the Booker Prize for Excellence in the Catering Categories. This involved eating lots of nice food – no hardship there for me! – filling in lots of forms, and wielding a mean video.
Today saw the Black Tie Dinner for 550 people to make the Awards, and I was invited along to this. As a VIP, I got the whole package, including overnight accommodation at the 4 Star Forest of Arden Hotel, very comfy.
The Dinner was held at Arbury Hall in a marquee in the grounds of the Stately Home. We looked out across the lake to the fairy tale house, rather lovely for watching the fire work display.
I was lucky enough to be seated on Frankie Detorri’s table, great fun, the compere was Sanjeev Bhaskar (from the Kumars at No 42) and the lovely Gordon Ramsey made a typically bleep rated guest appearance.
All in all a good night out.