The following articles were authored by John S

LSE-Cambridge-Oxford Spring Dinner, 15 May, 2019

The three alumni societies of our illustrious universities held their annual Spring Dinner on Wednesday, 15 May, 2019 in the magnificent surroundings of the gardens of the Residence of the Dutch Ambassador to Luxembourg, Han-Maurits Schaapveld, who is an alumnus of LSE. The venue is of particular interest as Jean Monnet lived there from 1953 to 1955. It was LSE’s turn to organise the Dinner, and we all very much appreciated the generosity of the Ambassador. The location undoubtedly contributed to the large numbers taking part, a total of 80 persons with about one third from the Cambridge Society. The American Ambassador and his wife also attended the Dinner.

Following an apératif, an excellent meal was served in the marquee. A highlight was the excellent white wine served with the starter, it was the first time that many of the guests had tasted wine from the Netherlands! An Auxerois-Pinot Gris blend, it was very good indeed. Another example of the generosity of the Ambassador!

We were fortunate with the weather which was clear and dry. Gas heaters in the marquee kept off the chill of the evening, although some of the ladies had wisely taken the precaution of bringing a shawl, jacket or cardigan with them.

All in all this was a most successful evening, enabling the alumni of the three universities to mix in a most congenial setting. Next year it will be Oxford’s turn to organise the dinner. They have a hard act to follow!!

 

 

 

Michaelmas Dinner, Thursday 22nd November, 2018

Dear Cantabrigians,

We are pleased to invite you and your partner to the annual Michaelmas Dinner to be held at :

Cercle Munster

5-7, rue Munster

L – 2160 LUXEMBOURG

Thursday, 22nd November 2018

Drinks and petits feuilletés will be served from 19h00

Dress is formal (black-tie or dark lounge suits) and gowns may be worn if you so wish.

The menu choices are as follows:

Menu 1:

Œuf poché en meurettes, épinard et lard croustillant

Filet de volaille fermière farcie de mozzarella, pesto d’herbes et risotto au radicchio

Soufflé chaud mangue-chocolat, sorbet cacao

Menu 2:

Velouté de potimarron aux champignons sauvages et parmesan

Poisson d’arrivage, chou pluriel, graines de lin et tournesol, sauce aigrelette

Tarte feuilletée coing-amande

All to be accompanied by fine wines, and followed by coffee with petit fours after dinner.

In case you would prefer a vegetarian menu, or in case of any special dietary requirements, please just drop Rakesh Bhana an email so that we can work out something suitable.

The costs for the evening are as follows:

Menu 1 – €62 (or €52 for attending paid-up members of the Society);

Menu 2 – €66 (or €56 for attending paid-up members of the Society).

If you wish to join us in what is one of the most significant and enjoyable events in the Society’s calendar please reply to rakeshbhana@cantab.net  by 7th November giving the name(s) of who will be coming and indicating the choice of menu(s). Rakesh will then inform you of the payment modalities.