Tuesday, 9 March 2010

The Lent Term Culinary Olympics

Each year, at the end of Lent term, we host quite a few club and society dinners. This year is no exception with several Pembroke sports clubs dining later this week.

Saturday marked the opening ceremony of this year’s Culinary Olympics with the annual Martlets’ Dinner. The Martlet is an imaginary bird said to be without legs, and judging from the state of the Old Library on Sunday morning, its members had spent the previous evening conspiring to emulate their mascot. I have no idea whether or not the Martlets are a sports related group, nonetheless, if drinking were an Olympic sport, few would argue that the Martlets, given half a chance, could organise a well-seeded team.
However, the real sporty action begins tonight with the PC Badminton Club Dinner, followed quickly in succession by the Hockey Club Dinner, the Rugby Club Dinner, and finishing with the Football Club bash on Friday. Each club chooses its own menu, with chicken, beef, pork and guinea fowl all making an appearance on one evening or another. Sweets tend to be traditional and stodgy with Sticky Toffee Puddding chosen for two evenings, peanut butter brownie on another, and not a drop of sorbet in sight.

By Saturday the Culinary Olympics, as well as term, will have come to an end. The weekend is marked by vehicular chaos outside the back gate and the arrival of the Japanese Easter School on Sunday. Luckily, I'll be at home and well away for the closing ceremonies!

Have a great holiday and we'll see you back here soon!


  1. But they are all by far outshone by the mighty PCBC Fairbairn's, Regatta, Lents and Mays dinners!

  2. I love your peanut butter brownies sooo much!!! :D