TICKETS for the Farmers Club New Year’s Eve party, with stunning views of the amazing fireworks display over the River Thames, are amongst the most coveted of any Farmers Club event.
This year was no exception, with a staggering 600-plus applications entered into in a ballot for the 90 available places. “The atmosphere was amazing, with members, their families and guests enjoying the celebrations,” reflects Club Manager Virginia Masser.
Upon arrival at 7:45pm guests were served a glass of Prosecco and a selection of tasty ‘nibbles’, specially created by Head Chef Paul Hogben. At 8:30pm dinner was called – a four-course feast including Pheasant Terrine, Jerusalem Artichoke Soup with Whisky Cream, 21-Day Dry Aged Sirloin of Beef, followed by Chocolate Truffle and Blackberry Cake.
With a glass of champagne in hand everyone moved to the Club’s perfectly situated terrace for the spell-binding fireworks display – without doubt the best seat in the House!. Hearty bacon, sausage and egg rolls followed at 12:30, with the bar remaining open until 1am and the party continuing into the early hours.
“It was an excellent evening, and the staff really pulled out all the stops to make it a very special event,” Virginia adds. “Several members who had not visited the Club for some time were delighted to see the changes we have made over recent months. It was a great success.”
Just some of the plaudits received:
“We all enjoyed the evening immensely. Very many thanks to all your team, particularly to Virginia. It was all very well organised with a great degree of professionalism. We were very lucky to have been successful in the ballot. The food was superb and the service excellent. A brilliant staff, all very helpful, very cheerful and very hard working. Thanks to everyone. We tried to thank as many as we could at the time, but I wanted to let you know how well it had all gone.”
“Thank you to you and to the staff at the Farmers Club for a most memorable evening. I was so well looked after and the organisation of the delicious dinner was excellent. It was such a privilege to be there on that lovely evening watching the spectacular firework display from such a vantage point. An event I shall never forget.”
“I just wanted to drop you a line to thank you for the most enjoyable New Years Eve, the four of us thoroughly enjoyed the whole evening. Excellent meals throughout as well! Also really appreciated the trouble you took to find us a room at the last minute, which was fabulous.”