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Founders Lunch

Sunday 16th July saw a group of Founder members and Honourees meet up for lunch at the Michelin-starred restaurant The Cross, housed in a Grade 2 19th century inn, in the historic town of Kenilworth in the heart of Warwickshire.

A time for long term members to network, catch up and reflect on times gone by and remember those who are no longer with us or have lost contact with the BCF.

After a Laurent Perrier Champagne Reception, members sat down to an outstanding lunch cooked by Chef Director Adam Bennett and his team, along with excellent service from the front of house team.




The Cross Cornish Crab Soup

Rouille, Croutons, Basil


Seared Hand Dived Scallop

Thai Green Curry, Cauliflower, Sultanas, Coriander


Crispy Duck Egg

Crushed Celeriac, Pickled Mushrooms, Chicken Jus


Pavé of Aubrey Allen Beef

Roscoff Onion, Beef Fat Mash, Mill Piece Beans

Bordelaise Sauce, Pickled Walnuts


Passion Fruit Tart

Coconut Dulche de Leche Sorbet



Falanghina, Del Sannio Dop, Fremondo, Campania, Italy 2021

Cabernet Sauvignon/Merlot, Buitenverwachting, Western Cape, South Africa 2019

During the Santé de Chef, Vice-Chairman Mathew Shropshall thanked Adam and both teams, acknowledging the very high standards set at The Cross and what an enjoyable occasion it had been for all.

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