We helped Calvin celebrate his 70th birthday in style last night. The venue was the Brasserie, a new restaurant in our part of town, situated in Members Stand of the iconic Trentham Racecourse. Trentham Racecourse opened in January 1906. During WWI, soldiers trained on the Racecourse, then went on to take part in the ill fated Gallipoli campaign. This created permanent ties between the RSA (Returned Servicemen’s Association) and the racecourse.
The restaurant has lovely views over the racetrack and gardens. We toasted Calvin’s birthday and wished him many more. The long buffet had plenty of choices, from French Onion soup, ham on the bone, roast turkey, fish, lamb, and a great selection of nicely cooked vegetables. And what about dessert? Christmas pudding, fruit salad and mini pavlovas finished our meal off nicely. Tea and coffee were also on offer. It was a beautiful meal, in elegant surroundings, enjoying the company of good friends. What could be nicer.
After dinner we returned to Calvin and Helen’s home to present our SLG joint gift and cut the birthday cake. Luckily Calvin didn’t have 70 candles to blow out or we would have been waiting for ages while he got enough breath to tackle a big job like that!