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ON THE ROAD48 . www.conference-news.co.uk . May 2012 Above: Best Actress Meryl Streep and Jim Broadbent. Right: Best Supporting Actress Octavia Spencerand Best Actor Jean Dujardinthan normal, around 10.30/11.00pm. The hotel had contact at the Royal Opera House to advise when the fi rst guests were leaving, prompting action stations back in the hotel kitchens."Nigel Boschetti, the Executive Chef at Grosvenor House, devised a menu based on the brief that it should follow a British theme using seasonal produce.Guests were treated to a starter of Smoked Ribblesdale goat's cheese, leek and walnut tart, beetroot and balsamic dressing. A main course comprised of slow cooked shoulder of Cornish lamb, Boulangere potatoes, courgettes, oven dried tomatoes and samphire. The dessert was Rabot Estate chocolate mousse and coca nib nougat served with raspberry sorbet, inspired from the menu at the Boucan Restaurant in St Lucia. Grosvenor House worked with Hotel Chocolat to recreate the dessert and 40kg of chocolate from its estate on St Lucia was used to produce it.Continuing its lavish theme, each nominee received a gift bag to celebrate their nomination, which this year included a limited edition Anya Hindmarch bag designed exclusively for BAFTA, Asprey playing cards, jet and silver Hackett cuffl inks, Lancome beauty products and a wine tasting tour and lunch at the Villa Maria winery in Auckland.The event was themed around each of the fi ve fi lms nominated for the 'Best Film' Award; The Artist; The Descendants; Drive; The Help; Tinker Tailor, Solider Spy and this included fl oral arrangements and table placemats for each fi lm.BAFTA is a charitable organisation and partnerships/sponsorship are integral to the event being a success. 2012 was the 15th year that Orange sponsored the event. Lancome, Tattinger and Villa Maria were also sponsors. Grosvenor House has been host venue of the event for over a decade. Brown said the venue is chosen because: of its arrival experience offer. "The forecourt for VIP's and coach drop off on Park Lane allows guests to get into the venue quickly and the hotel has a reputation for being a well-oiled banqueting venue used to handling high profi le guests," she said. The event was themed around each of the five films nominated for the Best Film AwardBAFTA'S BY NUMBERSThis year's event was the 64th Film Awardsfi lms were entered into the 2012 BAFTA'sawards were handed out in total BAFTA events take place year-round in the UKpeople worked on the evening of the event glasses of Tattinger were clinked to toast the winners days are taken to construct the red carpet structureOrange has been title sponsor for the awards for 15 years litres of Evian water were served to guests throughout the evening dinner

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