I was sent to Coventry!

I’m just back from the conference hosted by my employer. I travelled up to Coventry in the Midlands of England on Friday and had, eventually been allocated a room at the Novotel Hotel in Coventry.

I have to say dinner at the hotel was very good for a hotel. Dinner comprised of Prawn Cocktail to start and then for a main meal I had the gammon served with fries, a poached egg and salad. I opted to miss desert.

The conference itself was in the Ricoh Arena. The conference was full on with a real focus on the detail. It made a real change when compared to conferences hosted by my previous employer. After a really busy schedule we were transported back to our hotels to get ready for a gala dinner.

The dinner itself was delicious. Initially as we entered the Arena there was nibbles and champaign. One of the nibbles a pastry, in the shape of a 5ml medicine spoon with a cream cheese swirl on top – a great touch for a pharmacy chain!. Dinner comprised of Rock melon and Figs served with cheese and a sprig of salad. The main course was a leg of lamb with potatoes and vegetables and then for desert a strawberry slice. Congratulations to the chef and their team – dinner for 1700 people is not an easy task! Alas no photos, but I suspect that a colleague or two might email one across to me to accompany this post.

About Julie Goucher

Genealogist, Author, Presenter, native Guildfordian, avid note taker and journal writer. Lover of Books, Stationary & History; Surnames, European Ancestors, Butcher & Orlando One-Name Studies, Pharos Tutor for all One-Name Studies and surname courses.
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5 Responses to I was sent to Coventry!

  1. Nan says:

    I think I could eat a lot of those pastry spoons!!


  2. Margot says:

    One can never be sure the quality of a meal at a hotel. Some are excellent but more are inferior. I'm glad you found a very good hotel with good food.


  3. Dizzy C says:

    sounds delicious.

    When I stayed at a hotel chain last year, I was disappointed with the hotel food.

    have a good week



  4. Anglers Rest says:

    It was a lovely meal. Cross with myself that I didn't get a photo of the pastry spoons!


  5. Beth F says:

    Wow!! Excellent dining. I love the pastry spoon idea. Very cute and so appropriate. I adore lamb, so I'm a bit envious of your lovely meal.


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