It included the best of British at No 5, the finest of France at No 27 and the richest of Russia at No 96. This year’s Safari Supper was even tastier than dinner at Le Manoir Aux Quat’Saisons! PERA chairman David Stanier and his wife Margaret are to be congratulated on organising another successful event on the village social calendar.
The culinary mystery tour started out at homes throughout the village, taking residents from one house to another for either a starter or a main course before ending with a final gathering for dessert at the village’s renowned Murals Cottage.
Especially welcome were recent arrivals Ian and Kate Keevil, who have moved into Wall Cottage which was previously the home of PERA treasurer Andrew Wright and his partner Ruth.
Residents were also given the chance to inspect the new kitchen at the Murals Cottage, courtesy of the owners Karen Murphy and Janet McQueen, who plan to use the facility to put on more events.
Saluting the success of the evening David Stanier said: ‘What a super opportunity to meet new residents and to get to know your neighbours better. For once in Piccotts End, late in the evening, many people could be seen thronging the road, hurrying from destination to destination.
‘Those who did not provide a starter or a main course, provided a dessert, so there is an appreciative vote of thanks due to all the effort put in to make the evening so enjoyable. A big thank-you to Karen and Janet for offering the Murals’ cottage for the final rendezvous which is just the right size for people to mingle and chat.
‘Perhaps even more residents will be stimulated to take part next time.’