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    Long Room Wine and Food Society July Luncheon

    Our next luncheon will be held in the Long Room with pre-lunch drinks in the Percy Beames Bar (Level 2 of the MCC Reserve) on Wednesday July 30, 2014 at 12.15pm for 12.45pm.

    The luncheon will feature wines from Angove in the McLaren Vale region of South Australia and will be presented by their chief winemaker, Tony Ingle. The wines will be complemented by a menu selected by Epicure and wine and food master, Paul Kinross.

    Members may bring up to two guests to the luncheon.

    Bookings will be processed on a first-in basis and as functions are always extremely popular you will need to get your reply in early to avoid disappointment.

    Although members are encouraged to mix, if you have any seating preference please indicate this in the seating request field  and we will endeavour to accommodate you.

    Bookings for this function will close on Thursday July 24 .

    Please note bookings for this function are only for members of the Long Room Wine & Food Society.

    Date: Wednesday, July 30, 2014
    Time: 12:15 pm for 12:45 pm
    Location: Long Room
    Dress: Jacket and Tie
    Cost: $70.00 members

    $90.00 guests
    Sorry, Bookings are now closed for this function.