If you've read this blog for a while you'll probably know by now that the Savile is my favourite private members club in London. Only men are allowed to be members, but it's without a doubt the most fun club of all of the clubs, basically anything goes. Last week I went to the Savile for a black tie Downton Abbey dinner and talk, as they've filmed quite a few episodes inside the club.
The evening started with a talk from Gareth Neame, who's the Producer of Downton Abbey and a member of the Savile. I missed most of this as I was running late, but I caught the end where he told us how they transformed the ballroom into a Jazz club for the show. They then showed us a video of the scene, before we moved upstairs to the ballroom for dinner.
I couldn't decide which dress to wear for this event. I'm struggling quite a bit at the moment, as due to a change in pill my weight has rocketed. In just a coupla months I've gained about a stone, and no matter how much exercise I do, how much salad I eat, I just can't shift it. My arms, lower belly and thighs have ballooned, so I went for the dress that flatter my tummy and hips the most. Apparently it's completely normal with the pill that I was on due to water retention, so hopefully it should sort itself out within 6 months. I'm just super self-conscious at the moment, it's really knocked my confidence.
Anyway, so to start with we had terrine, which was delicious!
For mains everyone else had Trout, I'm not great with really 'fishy' fish, so I had the veggie option which was Asparagus Risotto. This was tasty, but not the best Risotto I've ever had. It tasted a little undercooked and was a bit too hard and crunchy. This photo is really shitty FYI, because I started eating it and forgot to get a photo first. Bad blogger.
I was slightly disappointed with the risotto, as the food at the Savile is usually amazing due to their Michelin starred chef, however he definitely redeemed himself with the dessert! A beautiful and very moreish chocolate and blueberry meringue!
We then had coffee and chocolates, before moving down to the bar for late night drinks, where we bumped into a load of friends who are members at the club. I didn't get any photos in the bar, so I'll leave you with a few more of the beautiful ballroom...
It was a really lovely evening, but it's a shame they didn't have some music during dinner or after dinner, especially considering the price of the tickets.
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