Posted by: John Brace | 14th May 2019

In the age of foodbanks what did “distinguished guests” eat on the evening Cllr Tony Smith was made Mayor of Wirral?

In the age of foodbanks what did “distinguished guests” eat on the evening Cllr Tony Smith was made Mayor of Wirral?

                                                  

Retiring Mayor Cllr Geoffrey Watt 13th May 2019

Retiring Mayor Cllr Geoffrey Watt 13th May 2019

UPDATED by JB on 19.5.19 to include detail on organisation doing catering and video clips of the public meeting on the 13th May.

UPDATED by JB on 24.5.19 to correct spelling of pâté

Yesterday’s public meeting of Wirral Council saw outgoing Mayor Cllr Geoffrey Watt (pictured above) leave and incoming Mayor Cllr Tony Smith start his term of office. Cllr George Davies is Deputy Civic Mayor this year.

In this age of food banks, I thought a list of the food served to over a hundred “distinguished guests” present should be made public. The catering was done this year by Wirral Metropolitan College.

Canapés (these were served from 5.50 pm at the top of the central stairs and the Mayor’s Parlour)

Chicken liver pâté tartlet
Smoked salmon mousse tartlet
Goat’s cheese and spinach tartlet (vegetarian)
Honey and mustard sausages
Flute with mushroom duxelle (vegetarian)
Flute with tomato and onion reduction (vegetarian)

Main course (served at approximately 8.15 pm)

Poached salmon, salad, dill and herb creme brouche sauce
Bowls of buttered new potatoes
Roasted vegetables and halloumi cheese

Sweets (served at approximately 9.15 pm)

Bakewell tart
Meringue

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Responses

  1. I am sickened, which I know that the guests were not.

    I am unsurprised.

    • We got shown out a side door before the guests started their main course.

  2. Glad to see the austerity from central government budget reductions hasn’t affected the important stuff then.

    • The money for it presumably comes out of the Civic Services catering budget (I’m assuming that Wirral Metropolitan College didn’t do it free of charge).

  3. All that gabbing does work up an appetite.

    I suggest they rather put the money toward painting the shabby window frames at the Town Hall, or even towards a food bank rather than reprising the pigs of Animal Farm

    • I agree there is plenty of maintenance needed on Wallasey Town Hall.

  4. I work three jobs from 5.30am and two more in the afternoon till 7.00pm, so doing a 14 hour day, have an hour before i go to bed and do it all over again, seven days a week, i had chicken sandwich for my tea last night!
    So its nice to know all my hard work to earn Council tax is really paying off so the other half can live it up?
    Said it before and will say it again, once you vote them in they don’t give a toss about the tax payers or anyone else for that matter


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