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85th Anniversary at Northcote

85th Anniversary at Northcote

IWFS Europe Africa - 85th Anniversary Dinner,
Wed 14th November 2018 at Northcote, Lancashire

Michelin starred Northcote will be one venue for an 85th Anniversary Dinner where Lisa Goodwin-Allen  – of The Great British Menu fame - will prepare, and talk through, a dinner based on the original Society Alsace Luncheon in 1933 hosted by Andre Simon, but with a modern twist. Matched Alsace wines chosen by Nothcote’s MD, Craig Bancroft and Ron Barker will accompany the meal, and David Ling from the Confrerie Saint Etienne d’Alsace (the Society’s Alsace Consultant) will talk to the wines along with Northcote Sommelier Tamas Czinki.

The evening will start with a Sparkling Wine and Canape reception at 7 pm followed by Dinner at 7.30pm in the Louis Roederer Room at Northcote. Main features of the menu will be

Sparkling Wine Reception with Canapes
Classic Hors D’oeurve and Charcuterie Inspired by Alsace
Red Leg Partridge, Roasted Cabbage Heart, Alsace Sausage, Alliums
Munster Fromage Souffle
Orchard Apple “Kugelhopf”, Spiced Raisin, Vanilla Ice Cream
Tea, Coffee & Mirabelle Chocolates

The charge for the meal will be £140, including reception, all wines, water and service.

The invitation is open to all members of the Society and their guests, but will particularly suit members from the North of England. Dress code will be Black Tie with Medals, or lounge suit. Bookings should be made to Ron Barker ( Please mention any allergies of which the kitchen should be aware. Payment can be by cheque made payable to IWFS or by bank transfer (Sort code 20-10-03, Account No 00894346, Use reference 85+your name.)

Northcote are offering overnight accommodation in a twin room including the famous ‘Northcote Breakfast’ for £140 per couple (£120 single) in the main house or £200 per couple (£180 single) in the Garden Lodge Superior or Deluxe. Mention IWFS when booking. Northcote, Northcote Road, Langho, Blackburn, Lancashire, BB6 8BE.  Web:

Other nearby accommodation can be found for ~£70 (eg. Mytton Fold Hotel & Golf Club £71)
Please book accommodation direct with your chosen hotel.

Ian Nicol , EAZ Chair