Dining Room Newsletter
We are delighted to relaunch the Dining Room Newsletter which will include offers, wine recommendations, special menus and much more. If you wish to receive news about the Members’ Dining Room please contact Eleonora Manfredi at email@example.com or 020 7333 8728.
Highlights on the current menu includes Roast Breast of Duck, Grilled Elwy Lamb Cutlets, Roast Fillet of Monk Fish alongside the Club Classics. Desserts feature Eton Mess, Honey, Pear and Almond Tart, Salted Caramel and White Chocolate Mousse!
If you wish to book you can contact our Dining Room Manager, Adrianna Todd on 020 7333 8732 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or you can use our online app.
CRAFT SCOTLAND AT THE CALEDONIAN CLUB DURING THE LONDON CRAFT WEEK
Members are invited to come along and hear designer/makers’ Angus Ross and designer maker Jennifer Gray share their works and process behind their innovative contemporary practice. Craft Scotland works to unite, inspire and champion craft through creating opportunities for makers and audiences. They lobby for craft as an essential part of Scotland’s cultural, economic and social life. The agency is a charity supported by Creative Scotland.
Wednesday 3 May, 6.30-8pm
Drinks reception with the Scottish makers and their objects
Thursday 4 May, 11-1pm
Demonstration with the makers
Click here for more information.
MEMBER TO MEMBER – BOOK LAUNCH
Tuesday 25 April 2017
Georgian House, 7 Charlotte Square, Edinburgh EH2 4DR
6.30pm with a talk on the book at 7.00pm
-Refreshments will be served-
Club Member, Andrew Ferguson, combined his interest in the First World War and his admiration for the war poets, to produce his latest book “Ghosts of War: A History of World War I in Poetry and Prose”. Members are most welcome to attend the talk and should advise Dr Sheonagh Martin of the NTS – email@example.com
After the success of the first Scottish Schools Art Exhibition and the impressive quality of the works submitted last year that it was a unanimous decision to run the event again in 2017. The second exhibition will run from Monday 27 February until Friday 24 March. A private view for Members and school representatives will be held on Thursday 23 March from 6.00 pm until 8.00 pm.
Lyon and Turnbull will be judging the competition together with Bendor Grosvenor, British art dealer, art historian, writer and well known from the TV series “Britain’s Lost Masterpieces”. Alison Watt, contemporary Scottish artist, will also help to judge the shortlist and she will present the prizes to the winners on Thursday 23 March.
MEMBERS’ SONS AND DAUGHTERS
After an absence of a few years we are once again holding this popular event at the Club on Friday 24 March. It is a great way to introduce family members to Club life. Paying for a Club membership could make an ideal birthday present for those who have reached the age of 18.
We always welcome potential new members!
The evening will start with a reception at 7.15 pm with the company piped into dinner at 8.00 pm. The Secretary will say a few words over the course of the evening but the emphasis will be on relaxation and enjoyment. It may be that new friendships will be formed and a new membership base established. OPEN TO ALL FAMILY MEMBERS.
For more details and to book please contact Clare Irvine on 020 7333 8722 or firstname.lastname@example.org
FAMILY EASTER CARVERY
Join us for lunch at the Club on Sunday 16 April where we will be offering a selection of starters, carvery main courses and Easter desserts along with a special Easter egg hunt around the Club for those that are young at heart! Service will be from midday with last orders at 3.30 pm.
Children under 12 £15.00
Children under 5 – no charge
(special menu available)
To book please contact Clare Irvine at email@example.com or 020 7333 8722; Please specify number and age of children attending.
Members’ Dining Room
The use of the Dining Room continues to grow and has been very busy in the last couple of months. The value, style and quality of food and service in the Dining Room is much appreciated by Members and Reciprocal Members. Highlights on the current menu include Roast Breast of Pheasant, Roast Loin of Elwy Lamb and Mustard and Herb Crusted Baked Cod Fillet. You can view the current menu by following this link.
Chef and the Dining Room team have joined forces to create a special Burns Menu to celebrate our bard, which will run from Monday 23 until Friday 27 January. Click here to view the special menu. Booking is highly recommended.
Trip to Arras Battlefields
The Battle of Arras was a major British offensive of the First World War. A total of 44 Scottish Battalions committed to the battle from Scottish and Highland Divisions. One third of the 159,000 casualties were Scots.
The round trip will start from Lille on the afternoon of Saturday 22 April. The cost, over four days with three nights’ accommodation and most meals, transport and guide will be £862 per person sharing. Click here to view the flyer. For more information please contact Clare Irvine on 020 7333 8722 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Why not bring the family to London for a break?
Members may take advantage of our half term accommodation offer throughout February. When booking a double bedroom you will have one additional room FREE for the duration of the stay, Scottish breakfast included! Click here for more information.
DINING ROOM NEWS
Farewell Susan …
After four years at the Club we said farewell to Dining Room Manager, Susan Galloway. She will be taking on the role of Restaurant Manager at the luxury resort Velassaru in the Maldives. Susan joined the Club in September 2012 under the Trainee Manager Programme. Initially working in each department she then took up the role of Dining Room Manager in August 2014. She will be greatly missed by Members and staff alike.
Head Chef, Roger Evans, is experiencing his first Christmas in charge and is settling in well. Members will be delighted to know that goose is making its annual appearance on the menu and the special Christmas Menu started on Monday.
This is a very busy time in the Dining Room so please do book in advance to avoid disappointment.
BURNS SUPPER 2017
The theme for our Burns night on Friday 20 January is ‘Scots Abroad’ with a nod to Burns’ journeying which did not take him as far as London. Stuart Kelly, former editor of Scotland on Sunday, will be proposing the Immortal Memory. Club Member Andrew Fox will toast the lassies while Dundonian author and broadcaster A L Kennedy will reply. Lilly Papaioannou from the Islands (Greek islands) will sing for us. Click here for more details.
A ‘Convivial Companions’ table will be provided for those attending on their own and who are not part of a larger group. When booking, please let Clare Irvine know whether you wish to join the ‘Convivial Companions’ group.
TRAINING DAY & STAFF PARTY
Friday 6 January
New Members may not be aware of the Club tradition of the Staff Party. Roles are reversed and Members volunteer to serve the staff in the Bar, Kitchen and Dining Room. This evening has grown in popularity and any prize that you may be able to donate for the raffle would be much appreciated. All proceeds will be donated to a Scottish related charity. For more information or if you wish to help out on the night please contact Assistant Secretary, David Balden.
Members are reminded that there will be no facilities on Friday 6 January due to the Staff Training Day.
Christopher Waddington Exhibition
The Club invites you to view Member Christopher Waddington’s Exhibition in the Drawing Room from Thursday 21st November until Monday 9th January 2017. In addition there will be a private view on Thursday 1st December from 6.00pm to 8.00pm. Christopher is a well-known Member of the Club. He joined in 1999 having met Gordon McKenzie-Wylie in Paris who was on a rugby tour with London Scottish! If you wish to attend the private view please contact Clare Irvine on 020 7333 8722 or email@example.com. Click here to read more about Christopher.
A RELAXED WINE TASTING EVENING…
Members are invited to a relaxed social evening to explore some of the less well-known wines on the Club’s extensive list. This is strictly limited to one Member and one guest only and although it is a complimentary event booking is essential. If you wish to attend please contact Clare Irvine on 020 7333 8722 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Tickets are limited! Click here to view the flyer.
An Invitation from the Lunch Club for Ladies Educated in Scotland…
Thursday 24th November, 3.00pm to 5.00pm – £16
The Lunch Club has two annual events each year – the Annual Lunch in May and an Afternoon Tea in November. Both events are held at the Club. There are no membership fees or subscriptions and any lady who spent any part of her education in Scotland is able to attend.
If you wish to join or for more information please contact Marjorie Bremner on 020 8 922 9388 or via email at email@example.com
Member Andrew Ferguson has produced his latest book “Ghosts of War: A History of World War I in Poetry and Prose”. The book will be presented on Tuesday 29 November, 6.30 pm at the Imperial War Museum. A book signing will follow a poetry performance by Andrew and Vicky Ferguson. Tickets are available by phoning 020 7416 5255 and are £15 per person. Wine will be served throughout. Click here to view the flyer.
The Club closes at 4.00 pm on Thursday 22 December and will re-open on Wednesday 4 January 2017 at 9.00 am.
The Members’ Christmas Lunch will take place on Wednesday 14 December in the Dining Room. Price is £10, excluding wines, and it is payable on the day. The Bar opens at 12 noon and lunch is served at 1.30 pm. This event is very popular, we recommend to book in advance to avoid any disappointment. Click here for more details.
We are delighted to launch the new The Caledonian Club App which Members can download and use on their smartphone and IPad for free. This contains useful information about the Club but also provides detailed visitor information on all of the major attractions and events in London, together with maps of all the key locations and possible new ideas. Members can view or download the App for Android, IPhone and IPad by following the links or from the Caledonian Club website.
The Club has a wide selection of merchandise. Club Tartan cufflinks are now available, as illustrated, at a very reasonable £25.00 per pair. To see the full range including Edinburgh Day Bag, iPad cover, sashes and cummerbunds, please click here.