61st Grand Chapitre, Southampton 30 September – 3 October 2021
It is with great pleasure that we invite you to join us for Chaîne GB’s 61st Grand Chapitre in the port city of Southampton. Southampton is Europe’s busiest cruise terminal and the gateway to southern England. We suggest you add a few days to the official programme to take advantage of your time here to make the most of your visit including trips to the New Forest, Winchester and Bournemouth.
Our base will be the splendidly located Hilton at the Ageas Bowl, managed by Maître Hôtelier Martin Rogers, on the northern side of the city and very convenient for motorway links. The Ageas Bowl is the home to Hampshire Cricket and one of ECB’s international cricket venues. The first of our dinner venues is the appropriately named Beefy’s Restaurant. This is the first restaurant opened by cricketing legend Lord Botham using produce from his own estates. Our next dinner will be in the iconic Southampton Harbour Hotel. A superb new building in the form of an ocean liner in Southampton harbour. The Gala Dinner will be held in The Vineyard hotel at Stockcross, owned by wine connoisseur Sir Peter Michael.
Providing encouragement and help to the less fortunate in life, particularly in the hospitality industry, is one of our charitable aims and we will celebrate this with a grand raffle at the Gala Dinner in support of The Clink.
On Sunday, celebrate the finale of the Grand Chapitre with a a wonderful culinary tour of Southeast Asia at the Blue Jasmine restaurant overlooking the marina at Ocean Village.
In the Chaîne tradition the teams in all these venues have planned great menus reflecting both location and time of year and you are ensured to leave saying ‘wow’.
Our trips will include a visit to Queen Victoria’s Osborne House on the Isle of Wight, a guided tour of Salisbury Cathedral, the world Heritage Stonehenge and Hambledon Vineyard.We look forward to giving you all the warmest of welcomes, together with your guests, to a long weekend of cultural interest, culinary and vinious excellence and, most of all, great camaraderie. This event is above all a meeting of friends to share experiences together.
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