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    Upcoming functions

    Please see below for a list of Long Room Wine and Food Society events in 2015: 

     Date  Format   Event 
     October 28  Lunch  Cellar Day
     November 25  AGM and Lunch  International Day - Spain
     December 9  Christmas Party  Celler Evening


    Long Room Wine and Food Society October Luncheon

    Because of Sheffield Shield commitments our next luncheon will be held in the Olympic Room with pre-luncheon drinks also in that room (Level 2 of the MCC Reserve) on Wednesday October 28, 2015 at 12.15 pm for 12.45 pm.

    This luncheon will feature some superb wines from the society’s cellar selected by our wine and food master Paul Kinross and cellar master Ian Maguire. The wines will be complemented by a menu selected by Epicure and Paul Kinross.

    Access to the Olympic Room is via lifts 9, 10 and 11 to Level 2 where signage will direct you. Those arriving on foot should do so via Gate 3 and take the escalators to Level 2.

    Members may bring up to two guests to the luncheon.

    Bookings will be processed on a first-in first-served 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 October 22.

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

    Book here