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Spain Gala Christmas Dinner

Madrid, November 28, 2014

Bailliage of Madrid transported to a bygone age of Royal luxury

To close the year and welcome the new, once again we held a Christmas Gala Dinner at the iconic Hotel Ritz Madrid by Belmond.

Elena Escribano, Bailli of Madrid, and Bailli Provincial Christian Tavelli, the hotel’s General Manager, chose the exquisite Salon Alfonso XIII, with its tapestries and handmade carpets, to transport us to a bygone age of luxury Royal living.

Photo above (c) Hotel Ritz Madrid by Belmond

The sumptuous Christmas decorations included a special five metres tall Christmas tree, sourced from the Amanecer Charitable Foundation, made using solid pine, oak leaves and beech. In keeping with the refined style of the event, the members and guests had risen to the occasion with their elegant attire.

The hotel’s Executive Chef, Maître Rôtisseur Jorge Gonzalez, tantalised our palates with an array of wonderful courses. To complete the evening’s gala programme we ended the night with classical dancing.

In a word the event was perfect. Elena and Christian we are already now looking forward repeat performance this time next year!

Remedios Seijo, Chargée de Missions