Acivico catering team serve ace at star studded Davis Cup gala dinner.

Acivico's Catering team were on Royal duties earlier this month when Birmingham Lord Mayor, Cllr Ray Hassall hosted a prestigious Lawn tennis association gala dinner to welcome the Aegon GB Davis Cup Team to Birmingham for the Davis Cup.  

The event which was being held to launch a weekend of tennis between the British and Japanese teams included stars such as BBC Sports Personality of the Year, Andy Murray, his top ranked doubles player brother Jamie Murray, Japanese Davis cup team member Taro Daniel, Royal guest HRH the Duchess of Gloucester and Birmingham’s High Sheriff.

The dinner which was located in the stunning council house banqueting suite saw over 140 guests being treated to a champagne and canapé reception on arrival with entertainment provided by live Japanese drummers. Main service included fine dining delicacies such as wild mushroom risotto, seared salmon with lemon grass sauce and a grand finale of lemon tart with a piped chocolate “Davis Cup” logo.

A welcome speech was delivered by Lord Mayor of Birmingham, Cllr Ray Hassall with an acceptance speech from Cathie Sabin Lawn tennis association president.

Muir Wilson, head of Acivico’s Civic Catering Service said;

 “ It was an honour to be part of such a prestigious event, I have never seen the banqueting suite so full of VIP’s at one time. The evening had a real buzz about it and the compliments about the food flowed, I am really proud of my team's performance”

Compliments to the Civic catering service praising the quality of the food and service have flooded in including; 

 “ Muir, you and your team have certainly put Birmingham firmly on the map in the tennis world well done”

The evening was described as a success and the food ‘divine’ by representatives of the lawn Tennis association. After the event a very complimentary piece of correspondence was received from the Duchess of Gloucester’s office at Kensington Palace who thanked the Lord Mayor for the very warm welcome she received on her visit to Birmingham. (See attached photograph)

The tennis competition, which took place in the Barclaycard arena on 4th-6th March was only the second time the sides have met in the biggest team competition in tennis and the first time they have duelled in Great Britain since 1931.

The event culminated in Andy Murray winning after an amazing 5 sets of epic playing spread over 5 hours.