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Dine Like Downton

Time: March 8, 2013 from 7:30pm to 10:30pm
Location: Cambridge
Street: Trumpington Street
City/Town: Cambridge
Website or Map: http://thesecludedteapartyshh…
Event Type: supper, club
Organized By: The Secluded Tea Party
Latest Activity: Mar 4, 2013

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Event Description

You’ve watched the dining scenes of ‘Downton Abbey’ with wide-mouthed awe, and now you can learn how you can dine like they do at Downton with this new fun and fully interactive course. 

The UK’s leading etiquette expert William Hanson, and his co-host Miss Sue Flay from The Secluded Tea Party, will guide you in the Dos and Don’ts of a formal dinner.
By the end of the three-course meal, guests will have mastered the difference between butler & silver service, remembered which knife & fork they should use for which course, and learned how to dress for dinner.  The Dowager Countess would be proud!
You will enjoy a specially designed menu with drinks to match especially for this event, as well as cover topics over this private dining table including...
Table manners now and then: why they still matter
Seating plans: who sits next to Lord Grantham?
Butler service: how to interact with Carson
The rhythm of dining (e.g. pace, waiting to begin)
Dressing for dinner (White Tie & Black Tie)
The British place setting – navigating your way
The tools of the table (flatware, glassware, cutlery & linens)
How Mrs Levinson & other non-Brits would eat... A cautionary tale of the American way of dining
 Pudding and Dessert: not the same thing!
How to hold cutlery & glassware
Napkin placement
Polite table talk
Tricky foods (how to eat soup, burgers, caviar & peas with finesse)
What to do when Mrs Patmore burns the dinner: dealing with inedible meals
Unfamiliar food
How to handle difficult situations politely
Excusing yourself
Mobile phones (not very Downton but essential for modern age!)
Coffee, port & cigars
 “Ladies, shall we?”
Taking your leave
Thank you letters
Friday 8th March 2013
7.30pm - 10.30pm 
Venue: Hotel Du Vin, Cambridge
Full details will be disclosed to guests nearer to the event
 once tickets have been booked.  
You will be invited to dress appropriately for dinner, with a full guide on how to do so emailed to all booked guests prior to the event as an exclusive part of the event, with guide written by William himself as your first lesson within this event...  
Details on this exclusive Etiquette Workshop and 
the menu and itinerary for the evening AND DETAILS ON HOW TO BOOK here:  

Limited tickets at £100 per person
Any questions please do email Miss Sue Flay at:

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