Programme

About the night

You’re in for an absolute treat

Below is everything you need to know about this evening, including the menu and wine, and your host.

Evening summary

7pm: Champagne reception, where you can network and catch up with colleagues, clients and peers

8pm: Dinner. Three courses, including wine

9.45pm: Speeches, then the host will take to the stage

10.00pm: Awards ceremony. It’s time!

Menu

Starter

  • Buffalo mozzarella, heirloom tomato, black olive crumb, parmesan biscuit (v, gf)
    • Served with a basil dressing

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Mains

  • Peppered sirloin beef (gf) 
    • Served with confit onion, fondant potato, carrot and broccolim and a beef jus

Or

  • Barbequed vegetable puff pastry (gf, ve, v) (must be ordered in advance)
    • Served with potato galette and tomato chutney

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Dessert

  • Chocolate orange tart (v)
    • With chilled orange soufflé

Wine

  • White: Trebbiano Rubicone, Rometta Sospiro, Emilia Romanga 
    • The Trebbiano grape gives a good balance between scent and taste—a simple and light easy wine to drink 
  • Red: Sangiovese Rubicone, Rometta, Emilia Romanga 
    • A simple easy drinking wine with aroma of blackberries, notes of spice to the palate and a velvety dry finish

Host

Patrick Monahan

Patrick Monahan

A great observer of life and people, Patrick’s mixture of charm, cheek and improvisation has made him a popular live performer. With several Edinburgh shows and international performances under his belt, he has truly cemented his name on the comedy circuit.

His dynamic comedy and engaging topical observations, have earned him a reputation as a master of audience love and engagement. Everyone’s best mate, he spends much of his time on stage hugging audience members as if they were long-lost friends, and fills the room with warmth and energy.

Ascending from warm-up sessions before the The Paul O’Grady Show on Channel 4, to a comic talent in his own right, Patrick has performed at the Edinburgh Comedy Festival countless times, and has toured the world with his family show and his evening stand-up repertoire.

As a result of his growing stage reputation, Patrick’s act has been picked up by TV producers and he has appeared on a handful of BBC and ITV shows, including Mervyn Bragg’s Travels In Written Britain; Mega Melai; Sorcerer’s Apprentice and Comedy Decades.

Participating in Let’s Dance for Sports Relief on the BBC, Daybreak and Loose Women, Patrick’s reputation is building on his early Best Newcomer wins at the Loaded LAFTA Awards and Forth Radio Best Stand-Up People’s Choice Award for his hit show Hug Me I Feel Good.

In 2014, Patrick appeared in the second series of the ITV celebrity diving show Splash!, impressing by finishing in a respectable second place.