Conference dining at BAAL 2016

Please note that booking is required for both of these dining options. To book any or both of these events click here. You will be asked about any dietary requirements during the booking process.

Day 1: Thursday 01 September

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19:30pm: The courtyard of Anglia Ruskin University

This is an informal BBQ dinner (vegetarian option available on request) and a great opportunity to mingle. The dinner follows the BAAL book prize reception and a cash bar will be open for the duration of the BBQ. The price includes soft drinks.

Day 2: Friday 02 September

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19:00-23:00:  Jesus College (directions)

The conference Gala Dinner will be held at Jesus College, one of the older colleges in Cambridge; it was built between 1496 and 1516 on the site of the twelfth-century Benedictine nunnery of St Mary and St Radegund. The dinner will take place in the college’s ancient dining hall and is within walking distance of the conference venue. We very much hope you will be able to join the gala dinner in this very special location, more information on the college is available here.

Gala Dinner Menu: 

First Course
Breast and Confit Leg of Quail, Liver Parfait, Walnut Crumble and Red Grape
Vegetarian option: Charred English Asparagus, Truffled Egg Mayonnaise, Granary Crisps and Pea Shoots

Sirloin of Beef, Baby Beets, Marinated Artichokes and Courgette, Balsamic Onion Mash and Madeira Jus
Vegetarian option: Caramelised Red Onion and Wobbly Bottom Goat’s Cheese Tart, Balsamic Pearls and Cherry Tomato

Raspberry and White Chocolate Bavarois, Vanilla Genoise, Blueberry and Elderflower

As the price of the dinner does not include wine, the college bar will be open prior to the dinner. Those diners who wish to drink wine with their meal will be able to purchase bottles of wine. The college has quite a good selection of wines that caters for every taste.

After the Gala Dinner we will proceed to one of Cambridge’s finest pubs, the Maypole which is just around the corner from Jesus College. We will have the large function room of this iconic pub all to ourselves to end the evening chatting with friends and colleagues over a drink or two.