Champagne gala dinner? Ooh yes please.
I have a pretty clear check-list – it’s more mental than written down or anything, but it works pretty well. Basically when information about an event pops into my inbox, there are various potential boxes it can tick: three or more and I’m there. This – the Lanson Champagne consumer gala dinner at Searcys St Pancras Grand restaurant – might well be a record-breaker.
Good champagne? Tick, tick.
Exotically named French chap saying interesting things? Why yes, tick.
The evening consists of canapés followed by a three course Wimbledon-inspired dinner at Searcys (Lanson are the official champagne suppliers to Wimbledon dontcha know). Each course is accompanied by a specially selected Lanson champagne, and the whole evening is being hosted by champagne connoisseur and heir to the Lanson empire (soooo much better than the British empire) Enguerrand Baijot. Cool name too.
I have to confess that I don’t massively like tennis, but with all this going on, who cares? I can easily pretend that I know all about backhanders, ahem I mean, backhands. Yes, it’s tomorrow night so I’ll have to cancel dinner with my Uncle, but he won’t mind – maybe I could even take him with? He loves the sauce
Wanna come too? It’s £75 and you can book tickets by phoning 0207 923 5454. Ace! Or something…