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Man Booker Shortlist Party


Man Booker Prize 2011 - 1110_Orangery_The_Man_Booker_Prize_leaflets_small.jpgTHE EVENT: a celebration of the main contenders for the 2011 Man Booker Prize
VENUE:  The Orangery, Kensington Palace (tel: 020 3166 6115, squaremeal.co.uk/kenpal)
HOST: Colman Getty Consultancy
THE MENU:  jasmine honey-roasted breast of quail on a potato rosti with rose petal jelly and crispy leeks; mini poppadoms with Indian butter chicken, coriander, red onion and lemon raita; mini Jersey royals filled with roast pork belly jus and apple sauce, crispy sage and deep-fried pancetta
TO DRINK: Champagne, wine & non-alcoholic summer garden martinis
ON THE GUESTLIST:  judges Matthew D’Ancona, Chris Mullin, Gaby Wood and Dame Stella Rimington; shortlisted authors AD Miller, Carol Birch and Stephen Kelman
THE TALKING POINT: the books that didn’t make it onto the shortlist
SUPPLIERS: venue, Historic Royal Palaces; lighting and sound, Venue Wise Productions; catering, “rhubarb”; photographer; Janie Airey


This article first appeared in Square Meal Venues & Events, Autumn 2011.

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