The Consorts’ lunch; great company in spades

The Consorts’ lunch

The Old Courtroom of the historic Innholders’ Hall was the venue for a splendid winter lunch for the consorts of Liverymen. After a welcoming glass of champagne we enjoyed a delicious meal prepared by Michelin starred chef Herbert Berger, together with matching wines.

Not to be outdone by our Liverymen at the “other place” we had an entertaining speaker, Yasha Beresiner, who is a Past Master of the Makers of Playing Cards. A NADFAS lecturer and City Guide, he gave a fascinating illustrated run through the history of livery companies and their place in the City of London. He followed this with a brief history of playing cards, showing us some of the beautiful designs that have been used over the years.

We then joined the Liverymen for a stirrup cup at Vintners’ Hall to compare notes. All-in-all an extremely enjoyable occasion.

Sarah Watling, Mistress.