Fiesta extravaganza at QE

This year’s Friends of Queen Elizabeth’s main social event had a Latin theme running through both the menu and entertainment.

Entitled Viva la Fiesta, the evening included a three-course dinner of authentic South American dishes, as well as Latin American music and dance.

“The evening was very well attended and the occasion was enjoyed by all,” said Headmaster Neil Enright. “We value very much the contribution FQE make to the life of the School.”

""The guests were welcomed by Mariachi El Mexicano, a band based in the UK who perform traditional music, dressed in Mexican attire. 

Choices for starters included mojo potatoes, bean dip, gazpacho and chorizo, eaten to the accompaniment of Conjunto Sabroso, a London-based band specialising in salsa.

The main course included choices of traditional or vegetarian chilli and chicken or vegetable empanadas, served with taco boat shells, sour cream and guacamole, during which Mariachi El Mexicano played again.

""Following the main course, guests were treated to a performance by dancers from the Dream of Dance School, which led in to a dance session for the guests, accompanied by Conjunto Sabroso.

Deserts included chocolate chilli mouse, mango fool and pineapple platters. A further opportunity to dance followed on to round off the evening.