Master & Mistress Cooper dinner

Thursday 12th April 2018

Coopers' Hall

Tucked away in Devonshire Square, just off Bishopsgate, is the smallest livery hall in the City. Coopers' Hall is one of the oldest buildings in the City, built in the reign of Charles II. It is a wonderfully elegant building with a Georgian facade but remains a late 17th century timber-framed building.

The Master Cooper has had a long and distinguished career in the City and it has a been a pleasure talking to Roy and Celia on the circuit over the last 6 months or so. The dining room is beautifully proportioned and 30 of us sat down to an outstanding dinner prepared by Cook & Butler. The wines were superb, very generous and matched the twice baked lobster soufflé, the rack of lamb and white wine and chilli poached pear perfectly. There was an intimate atmosphere, formal but relaxed with very good company. It was, without doubt, one of the most memorable evenings of my year.