50 Cornhill, London EC3V 3PD, tel: 020 7626 8571, fax: 020 7626 8572, secretary@cityuniversityclub.co.uk

Club Events and Recently Held Events

The programme at the City University Club provides a powerful incentive to join. As well as quarterly Wine Tastings, there is an annual Wine Dinner, featuring a selection of the best vintages from a well-known Bordeaux Chateau; a Members' Dinner, with a renowned speaker and a number of themed lunches, celebrating the best of British seasonal produce, such as

Rib of Beef and Burgundy
St. George's Day Lunch
Lobster Lunch
Grouse Lunch
Partridge Lunch
Antidote to Christmas Lunch
Steak and Kidney Pie and Welsh Rabbit
Christmas Lunches
and more

Recent Club Events

Trafalgar Dinner
Wednesday 12 October 2016
This was an excellent evening and members and guests enjoyed listening to Commodore Jonathan Cooke OBE give a talk. Born in 1943 Jonathan Cooke was educated at Summerfields School and at Marlborough College before joining the Royal Navy in 1961. After training as a Seaman Officer at the Royal Naval College in Dartmouth he had early exposure to warfare in Indonesia before becoming a submarine and navigation specialist. He served in a variety of Diesel electric and nuclear powered submarines during the Cold War before commanding HMS WARSPITE during the Falkland war for which he was awarded an OBE. He subsequently commanded a submarine squadron, as well as being responsible for training submariners at sea.Jonathan Cooke was Naval Attaché in Paris from 1990-1993 (he is bilingual in French and fluent in Italian) where he was involved in defence diplomacy as well as the basic tasks of naval liaison. In late 1993, after membership of the 1993 course of the Royal College of Defence Studies, he became a Director of Intelligence at the Ministry of Defence as a Commodore, supervising a staff of 150 and was involved in the Bosnian and other crises.He became Clerk to the Leathersellers’ Company on 1st May 1996.

Candidate’s Reception and Dinner
This was held in the Club on Wednesday 21 September and was a very good evening. The dinner served in the Dining Room after the reception was well attended by both members and prospective new members. They all enjoyed the delicious cuisine served. All the candidate’s present on the evening were very keen to join and around 12 new members that were signed into the candidate’s book on the night. The next Candidate’s Reception and Dinner will be in held in early 2017. Date to be confirmed.
Lunch, Dinner and Club outings dates for your diary:


Beef and Burgundy Lunch – Thursday 3 November
Christmas Lunches – Thursday 8 and 15 December
Christmas Lunch (Chairman and Committee) – Wednesday 21 December
Steak and Kidney/Welsh Rabbit Lunch – Thursday 22 December
Christmas Closure – After lunch Thursday 22 December/ noon Tuesday 3 January 2017

Tuesday 29 November – Wine Dinner
Tuesday 29 November 2016
7.30 pm for 8.00 pm
Dress: Lounge Suits Cost: £68.00
Speaker: Kathleen Burk

The daughter of a grape farmer, Kathleen Burk is Professor Emerita of Modern and Contemporary History, University College London, a judge for the International Wine and Spirits Competition, Membership Secretary of the trade body, the Circle of Wine Writers, and on the Board of the Wine Guild of the United Kingdom. She is also the author (with Michael Bywater) of Is This Bottle Corked? The Secret Life of Wine, and is responsible for the sections on Austria, Germany and Virginia for the wine guide Wine Behind the Label.

Selection of Hors-D’Oeuvres
Dr Loosen Riesling Sekt Extra-Dry, the Mosel, Germany

Pan Fried Crab and Salmon Fishcake with Spinach and a Beurre Blanc Sauce
Grosset Polish Hill Riesling 2014, Clare Valley, South Australia

Breast of Corn Fed Chicken
French Beans
Marquise Potatoes
Domaine Zind-Humbrecht Riesling Clos Häuserer Grand Cru Alsace 2008, Wintzenheim, Alsace

Apple Tart with Vanilla Ice Cream
Maximin Grünhäuser Abtsberg Riesling Auslese 2001, Von Schubert, the Ruwer, Germany

Coffee & Petit Fours

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