28 Jan The Cambridge College Supper Club
Our Launch Dinner At St. Johns
Imagine dining in a historic room at one of the Cambridge Colleges with elegantly set, candle-lit tables, enjoying wines from historic wine collections and sampling gourmet food in areas normally off limits to the public. A unique experience only offered by the Cambridge Food Tour in Cambridge.
Dining at colleges in England is only limited to members of the colleges or if you have an invitation for a party or a special dinner. We as the Cambridge Food Tour in partnership with some of the Cambridge Colleges have now opened the doors to members of the public so you can have an exclusive dining experience at in one of the historic rooms within the famous Cambridge Colleges too. This is an experience not to be missed for locals, foodies, tourists and lone travellers to one of the oldest university towns in the UK.
Saturday the 26th of January was the launch of the Cambridge College Supper club. An evening all of the guests have been looking forward to. It is very special entering through the gate of the college and making your way through the old court yard where the old stained glass windows are lit up by candle light. On our launch event, we were dining in the Parsons room at St. John’s College, which is one of the finest and most intimate rooms open for the public. It has beautiful old beams and can seat up to 16 guests. The room is named after Charles Parsons, who was a fellow at St. John’s College. He made fame as a designer of turbines and generators and was the person who introduced electricity into Cambridge, Stoke and Newcastle. Until the invention of the steam turbine by Charles Parsons (1854-1931) in 1884, steam engines could not turn fast enough to produce electricity efficiently on a large scale. Used at the Cambridge Electric Light Station, this turbo-generator was the first to show that turbines could be run as economically as the best steam engines.
The evening started with sparkling wine and canapés so our Supper Club guests could mingle with fellow dinners. The conversation was lively throughout the whole evening. Dining at St. John’s College is a true fine dining experience as the catering department is headed up by a holder of a previous Michelin star chef.
Although the Indian themed food was sublime, the evening was actually ‘made’ by the guests. The conversations were very interesting and it was great meeting new people. It showed that everybody enjoyed themselves as after the last course was served conversation carried on, the Supper Club guests mingled and enjoyed more of the fine wine which was served during the evening.
The Cambridge Supper Club is an excellent fine dining experience for locals, foodies, tourists and lone travellers to one of the oldest university towns in the UK and an excellent way to meet new people. Our next Cambridge College Supper Club will be at Trinity Hall on the 23 February.
Looking forward to meeting you there!