Great Britain Dinner
Bailliage of London
London, September 8, 2019
Dining at the iconic Tate Britain
" a bespoke traditional British menu including terrine of wild hare and dry-aged fillet of beef "

Members and their guests gathered in the Rex Whistler Restaurant at the iconic Tate Britain to celebrate British food and the 60th Anniversary of the Chaîne in Great Britain.

Originally opened in 1927, the Rex Whistler Restaurant was described as ‘The Most Amusing Room in Europe’, owing to its specially commissioned mural, The Expedition in Pursuit of Rare Meats. It has been the site of political and social intrigue over the decades, as well as gaining a reputation for having one of the capital’s finest wine cellars (currently overseen by Sommelier Gustavo Medina).

Bailli Helen Sunderland-Cohen worked closely with Maître Restaurateur Matthew Randall and Executive Chef Alfio Laudani to create a bespoke traditional British menu including terrine of wild hare and dry-aged fillet of beef with superb wine pairings.

RECEPTION

Seasonal canapés
Late Summer Bellinis
“La Jarra” Organic Prosecco

MENU

‘Cullen Skink’
Creamy smoked haddock soup, Scotch Whisky, quail egg
2017 Vesevo Beneventano Falanghina, Campania, Italy

Pressed terrine of wild hare
cep mushrooms, gooseberry & seasonal leaves
2015 Château Unang, Côtes du Ventoux, Rhône Valley

Lemon sorbet, finished with crème de cassis

32 day dry-aged beef fillet
with Stout-braised short rib, oysters and pastry croute, Stout sauce
2014 Clos Cantenac, Saint-Émilion Grand Cru

Baked custard tart, hazelnut ice cream
2006 Chateau Doisy-Daëne, Barsac

We finished this evening of celebration saluting Chef Alfio and his team who did a magnificent job cooking this delicious feast for us!

Vive la Chaine!

Elizabeth Troncossi
Vice-Chargée de Presse