Thursday 13 March
We went to dinner at Christ Church to meet up with Anna, Lydia, and Aneurin. As it happened, there were so many people signed up that night that we actually had to eat at a lower table. The shame! But the conversation was stimulating, and the food is the same as on High Table.
We started with honey-roasted parsnip soup with parsnip crisps and a dab of crème fraîche; it was served with sherry-like Lirac Dom la Fonde 2011.
Venison haunch steak, nice and rare, was the main course, served with raw cranberry and black pepper sauce, fava beans, and baby carrots on a bed of pommes Dauphinoise and shredded greens. The wine was a rich Château La Rose du Pin Rouge 2009 that stood up to the deer nicely. Take that, deer!
Pudding was a glass of tiramisu. No dessert tonight, but we had drinks, fruit, and much more chat in the SCR afterwards.