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Legendary commentator to talk about his career at Belle Epoque dinner
A LEGEND of cricket commentary will be helping to launch a month of celebrations for a Knutsford restaurant marking a special anniversary by holding a sportsman’s dinner.
The Belle Epoque is gearing up for an autumn of celebration in its 40th year, with a host of events in the pipeline.
One of the most memorable is an evening with sports broadcaster Henry Blofeld, a staunch supporter of The Belle Epoque for the past four decades.
Blofeld is best known for his cricket commentary on BBC Radio 4’s Test Match Special and Radio 5 Live.
His idiosyncratic form of commentary is unique and keeps listeners entertained with his stories about Ian Fleming, Noel Coward and Clive Dunn, but also from the many influential milestones in his life.
Speaking ahead of the evening, Richard Walker, operations director at the King Street restaurant, told the Guardian Henry’s character would make it an ‘amazing’ night.
“We are delighted that Henry is joining us for this very special night of entertainment, which we are sure will give an insight into this man’s incredible life,” he said.
“He is such a big part of the history of The Belle Epoque, and a true character who has worked all over the world, but always feels at home when he comes through our doors. It will be an amazing night.”
The Belle Epoque team have themed the dining arrangements, with a pint of cask ale and ‘man canapes’ on hand to welcome guests, followed by a two-course dinner and late bar.
Tickets cost £25, available from The Belle Epoque by calling 01565 633060 or emailing info@thebelle epoque.com.
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