The Stig guest of honour at military dinner

TO the Royal Automobile Club’s country campus on Monday evening, for the launch dinner announcing the 2013 Square Mile Salute banquet.

The Capitalist can reveal that the third annual Square Mile Salute feast will be held at the Guildhall on 18 October, with food prepared by chef Albert Roux, co-founder of the Le Gavroche, and his son Michel Roux Jr.

The banquet, held in association with media partners City A.M, supports military charities Help for Heroes, The Royal British Legion and The Royal Navy and Royal Marines Children’s Fund.

Surprise guest of honour at the launch event this week was Top Gear’s The Stig, whose helmet prevented him from sampling the rock oyster beignets and foie gras ravioli prepared by the servicemen and women from Headley Court’s rehabilitation centre.

Previous attendees at the culinary bash have included Mayor Boris Johnson and Jeremy Clarkson.

Tables this year start at £4,000 for ten people. For more information visit www.squaremilesalute.org