Upholders' January Court Dinner
The Upholders have been making life more comfortable for the population since their company was formed in 1360. A Royal Charter was granted in 1626. Master Upholder, Judy Tayler-Smith, certainly made the Mistress and me most comfortable when we arrived at Brewers' Hall for the Court dinner. We feasted on a starter of potted ham followed by pheasant accompanied by wines from South Africa and Italy. Master Upholder knows a great deal about wines. The "Master stroke" was a delicious Organic Chocolate Stout served with dessert. Perfect for Brewers' Hall. Paul Herbage gave a very good speech underlying the importance of the Pan Livery Collaboration. The Master managed to insert a huge number of puns into her response; a tour de force!