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Moving Venue by Smart

Thursday, October 13, 2016 - 10:00

On Wednesday 5th October the ex-Chief of the Defence Staff General Sir Nicholas Houghton was installed as the 160th Constable of the Tower of London. Moving Venue by Smart was proud to cater for over 600 guests at the prestigious Installation ceremony.

Moving Venue by Smart catered for guests at three canapé receptions following the ceremony, held in various sections of The Tower of London including the New Armouries and the Yeoman Warder Club. This was followed by dinner in the White Tower, overseen by Simon Packer, Moving Venue’s Head Chef. Guests tucked into an exquisite dinner, consisting of shoulder of Cornish lamb, slow roasted with herb potato galette, ratatouille with Lilliput capers and rosemary and garlic lamb jus. For dessert, guests were served a salted caramel peanut butter slice, with a cocoa nib tuile, frosted nuts and milk ice cream.

The role of Constable is the most senior appointment at the Tower, acting as the monarch’s representative, and is one of the most ancient offices in England, dating back to within a few years of the Norman Conquest. The ceremony saw General Sir Nicholas Houghton being handed the gold master-keys of the Tower by the Lord Chamberlain, The Earl Peel, on behalf of Her Majesty The Queen, symbolising the Constable‘s responsibility for the royal palace.

Richard Beggs, Managing Director of Moving Venue, said “It is always a great honour for Moving Venue to cater inside the iconic Tower of London, which is steeped in such illustrious history. The 160th Constable installation was a fantastic example of an age old tradition being celebrated in such unique style.”