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    Long Room Wine and Food Society Cocktail Party

    To round off the year the society’s annual cocktail party will be held on Wednesday December 11, 2013 from 6pm until 9pm for both members and those on our waiting list. The venue will be the Members Dining Room (Level 2 of the MCC Reserve) with spectacular views across the ground.

    Our wine and food master, Paul Kinross, has arranged a delicious selection of oysters together with a range of canapés prepared by Epicure to complement the wines selected by Paul and cellar master Ian Maguire. It promises to be a very special evening.

    Members and those on our waiting list are welcome at a cost of $50. You may bring one guest only at a cost of $60. Car parking will be available via Gate A off Brunton Avenue with access to the Members Dining Room via Lifts 5, 6 and 7 to Level 2. The usual Members Dining Room dress standards will apply and seating arrangements will not be required.

    Bookings for this function will close on Thursday December 5.

    Date: Wednesday, December 11, 2013
    Time: 6:00 pm
    Location: Members Dining Room
    Dress: Jacket and Tie
    Cost: $50.00 members

    $60.00 guests
    Sorry, Bookings are now closed for this function.