Hamish celebrates his 60th birthday by inviting his family and friends to the Henley Room of The Swan at Streatley Hotel overlooking the River Thames for a three course Sunday lunch.
• Chicken Liver Parfait with Fruit Chutney, Warm Toast
• 35 Day Aged Creekstone Farms Black Angus Beef with Roasted Vegetables
• Apple Tart Tatin with Vanilla Ice-Cream
Drinks include red wine throughout the meal and ground coffee to finish. The birthday cake makes its entrance accompanied by a rendition of "Happy Birthday" by all the guests. Following a short speech from the birthday boy, the waiter cuts up the birthday cake and put them into individual boxes to take away.
After a leisurely afternoon eating, drinking and chatting by the river, a few of us go back for a cold beer and nibbles in Hamish's back garden before heading home.