The Final Banquet

The Final Banquet

Tonight, we gathered as a group for the last time to celebrate finishing Grinnell in London.

The papers are in, the bags are (nearly) packed, and the last little things are finally being done. The banquet was a nice cap to the semester. It was so nice to get to get together with all of the wonderful people who made this semester what it was. Not only did I get to dine and chat with my fellow Grinnell-in-Londoners as a large group, but I also got to say some final goodbyes and thank yous to the program professors and staff.

It was a wonderful evening filled with great conversation and fantastic food. We dined at the Clerkenwell Kitchen, a little restaurant right by our flat. We each received a three course meal. I started with a delectable English Onion Soup. It was rich, hearty, and wonderfully seasoned. I quickly gobbled it up and eagerly awaited the main course. I had opted for the roasted sirloin served with vegetables, which turned out to be parsnips, potatoes, and sprouts. It was a delicious and quite filling entrée. Finally, for dessert, I opted for the toffee pudding, which was scrumptious and not terribly heavy, a sweet way to top off a fabulous meal.

After the meal, we convened to snag a final group shot. It is somewhat crazy to see how much we've grown together on this semester together. We've bonded over an incredible experience and it's been wonderful to make so many new friends. We said our goodbyes see-you-laters and headed back home to polish off some more packing. All in all, a good day. My final day in London is tomorrow. Pictures below.

Teddy and I




Fresh Sourdough! Yum!


The Main Course


Delectably Delicious Dessert


What a group!



3 thoughts on “The Final Banquet

  1. Eric hon, its evident that this day would have to come, BUT I think you grabbed every opportunity that London had to offer, study-wise / sightseeing / and, of course, food!! Each and every day, I waited for your blog along with the fantastic photographs because they transported me there, too –THANKS!! BUT, as you know, change is good. All your loved ones back home in Iowa are waiting to shower you with hugs & kisses. Being in India, I am sending them to you by telepathy! ❤ Nana.XOX

    Sent from my iPad

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