To raise funds for Save the Children, Pink Shoe Club fielded a team at the annual supper quiz organised by STC Kensington. At the stylish Charlie's cafe in Portobello Road we enjoyed a marvellous array of food and wines, and managed to answer a few questions too! We didn't win, but our score was a good average and we had lots of fun.
More importantly, the event raised over £3,000 for Save the Children's 'No Child Born to Die' campaign. Funds were matched by Government pound-for-pound which doubled the sum!
To ensure a sparkling start to the new Life:Style Forum, the world's first specialist sparkling wine shipper Grays & Feather hosted an informal tutored wine tasting for us.
Wines were selected by Andrew Gray Wardle, founder of Grays & Feather, who led us through a tempting array of white, rose and even a red sparkling wine.
To accompany each wine we enjoyed seasonal gourmet delicacies created by leading food writer Lyndon Gee.
Tasting notes on the wines were provided by Andrew and added to with our own comments after each tasting.
There were many different opinions on each wine, although we all agreed they were of great quality and went extremely well with the gorgeous food.
After much sipping and slurping, rather a lot of actual swallowing, and lots of discussion too, courtesy of Grays & Feather we each left with a much-admired baby bottle of fizz!