Grand Chapitre, 4-6 October 2013 – London

Our 54th Grand Chapitre takes place in our capital city of London. Our base will be the very recently renovated Lancaster London Hotel on Lancaster Terrace overlooking Hyde Park. Hotel Manager, Maître Hotelier Sally Beck and her team, with the kitchen team lead by Maître Rotisseur Eibhear Coyle, will make us most welcome.

Our weekend starts with an outstanding visit to the Globe Theatre and Tower Bridge, followed by a Dîner Amical at The Don in the City of London. This was home for Sandeman sherry for 200 years. Friday is very special, with a tour of the Palace of Westminster and lunch on the House of Lords Terrace – this is not something available to members of the public – followed in the evening by our Welcome Dinner in the wonderful and stylish 5 Star Corinthia Hotel as guests of Hotel Director, Maître Hotelier Renaud Gregoire.

As is now our custom, the induction of new members and promotees takes place on Saturday morning to allow the maximum participation by our professionals. This year we are especially privileged to be able to hold the Induction in St Clement Danes Church, courtesy of the Chaplin General of the Royal Air Force. Our Inducting Officer will be Klaus Tritschler, Bailli Délégué of Germany and Membre du Conseil d’Administration. Our Gala Dinner will be in the ‘Lancaster London’ under the baton of Maître Rôtisseur Eibhear Coyle. This will be a fun evening with a few surprises! The teams at all our venues have planned great menus reflecting both the location and time of year.

Finally, our Farewell Lunch will be taken whilst listening to the sounds of a jazz band as we cruise along the River Thames from the Houses of Parliament to Greenwich and back. All the trips include knowledgeable guides so that you can maximise your enjoyment. We look forward to welcoming you all, together with your guests, to a weekend of cultural interest, culinary and vinious excellence and, most of all, great camaraderie.

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