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Bakers addressed by Master of The Rolls

Bakers addressed by Master of The Rolls
Posted on Friday, 4th January 2019

Our Society has been fortunate to again be invited to the splendid annual City of London Election Banquet of the Worshipful Company of Bakers, the second-oldest City Livery Company at The Mansion House, in the presence of the Lord Mayor of London. Thus on November 26th a group of us, many in white tie, enjoyed an excellent dinner, serenaded by a military band, and an amusing speech by the distinguished judge, Sir Terence Etherton, Master of the Rolls. SATS member and former army colonel, Andrew (pictured) wrote afterwards; “What a great evening you arranged! Thanks to Wim for facilitating the invitations. I've been to several of these, but this was the one of the most enjoyable, as we had such a good crowd”.

A little bit of France off Charing Cross Road!

A little bit of France off Charing Cross Road!
Posted on Wednesday, 2nd January 2019

Our dinner on November 14th was the second time we had visited
this charming French club-restaurant, which has been described as "a bastion of all that is French for over 40 years". Several of our members have a foot in both camps so we get to sample its delights! Not only is the food very good, and the ambience does give the impression of an intimate brasserie in France, but the service puts most London restaurants to shame, so that despite our number, no pre-ordering is ever required and every dish is delivered promptly and as it should be.

Good seats for suits

Good seats for suits
Posted on Sunday, 4th November 2018

While our October social at the Kenilworth Hotel in Bloomsbury was not expected to break records, it proved a very pleasant, relaxed and lively evening where everyone stayed late - always a good sign! The staff are very friendly and helpful here, adding to the good atmosphere. The dinner was very good and reasonably priced, and one advantage here is that the restaurant and bar areas converge. There were plenty of very comfortable seats in the latter, encouraging us to converse well into the evening.

Splendid hospitality at the Travellers Club....

Splendid hospitality at the Travellers Club....
Posted on Sunday, 4th November 2018

The record number of SATS members who dusted off their DJ and fixed their black tie for a dinner at the distinguished Travellers Club on October 12th were in for a treat. The dinner was arranged in the large and beautiful Library, and the club had laid on generous amounts of Champagne to welcome us, with their excellent wine flowing freely throughout the meal. No wonder the group pictured (left) look so delighted!

....was just the ticket!

....was just the ticket!
Posted on Sunday, 4th November 2018

Black tie events and visits to London’s traditional gentlemen’s clubs are both very popular activities for our members, and a combination of the two is especially appreciated. The Travellers Club was founded in 1819 and has been in its present Pall Mall location since 1832, situated between the Athenaeum and Reform Clubs, with which it shares a large garden. The club has a very good reputation for its catering and did us proud on this convivial occasion, illustrated (left).

 

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