The 16th Gastronomic Evening

  Date:   6th June 2018 - 6:00pm

  Location:   The Dorchester, Park Lane, London

The 16th Gastronomic Evening


  • Black Tie
  • Champagne Reception from: 6.00 pm
  • Call for Dinner: 6.45 pm
  • Carriages: 11.30 pm

This unique event perfectly combines an evening of world class comedy and musical entertainment. The event is co-hosted by Jon Culshaw and Debra Stephenson. With a live performance from West End star Cassidy Janson, who is currently starring in the hit musical Chess.

Guests will enjoy a sumptuous five-course gourmet menu created by The Dorchester Executive Head Chef and Variety Ambassador Henry Brosi and his team, along with fine wines paired with each course, selected by Master of Wine, Conal Gregory. 

Combined with brilliant networking opportunities for members of the professional and business world, as well as anyone who enjoys the finest food and wine, served in the finest ballroom in London this is an evening that is not to be missed! 

Jon Culshaw

Jon Culshaw

Debra Stephenson

Debra Stephenson

Cassidy Janson

Cassidy Janson

The Dorchester Executive Head Chef and Variety Ambassador Henry Brosi and his team

The Dorchester Executive Head Chef and Variety Ambassador, Henry Brosi and his team

Jason Manford

Nationally acclaimed comedian, Jason Manford wowed the audience in 2017

David Seaman and Joe McFadden

David Seaman and Joe McFadden photographed with a guest

Tickets and Tables

Individual tickets
  • Available at £300 per person
£3,000 Silver Table Package (for ten guests)
  • Table price includes an elegant champagne reception, five-course gourmet dinner and carefully selected wines with each course.
£4,000 Gold Table Package (for ten guests)
  • As per the Silver Table package, together with two bottles of champagne, a full page advertisement in the souvenir brochure and a table with priority position in the room.
£5,000 Platinum Table Package (for ten guests)
  • As per the Gold Table package, however with priority seating near the stage (limited number available), company name included as a menu course sponsor in the souvenir brochure.

Since its inception this event has raised near £1.5 million for Variety, the Children’s Charity, which directly goes towards helping change the lives of children and young people who are sick, disabled or disadvantaged throughout the UK.

The money that you help raise will allow us to give grants for unforgettable days out, electric wheelchairs, equipment and specialist care facilities in children’s hospitals across the UK.

For more information, please call 020 7428 8100 or email

Kindly sponsored by

Joseph Hage Aaronson LLP

Uniquely among English law firms, JHA brings together a multidisciplinary team of barristers, solicitors, forensic accountants, researchers and paralegals. The firm works to deliver the best possible outcomes for clients, whether through a litigation, arbitration, mediation or settlement process.

The intention of the firm has always been to avoid the pitfalls of the split profession, by seamlessly combining the best qualities of a top chambers with those of a traditional top tier law firm. Barristers and solicitors, with their distinctive training and experience, work closely as an integrated team to discuss and devise strategy from the beginning of a case through to its conclusion. As a result, each client receives benefits including full and easy access to the whole legal team from the very first meeting, quick turnaround of advice, and the efficient delivery of a well-considered and effective case strategy.

When the firm opened in 2013, it was with a substantial tax litigation team in place. While the tax side has expanded since then, the commercial litigation and arbitration side of the practice has grown enormously and now makes up a large proportion of the firm. With support from the costs litigation, investigations and litigation technology teams, the firm is able to provide an exceptional breadth of services to meet the needs of any client facing a dispute.

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