LDTA Networking Meeting at Comfortin’ Food

LDTA1.jpeg‘Enter as Strangers Leave as Friends’, is a quote displayed on the wall at Lichfield Café Comfortin’ Food. These words couldn’t be more fitting as the welcome from Sue and Simon Khan is always warm and hospitable. Our recent LDTA networking meeting was held on Wednesday 5th October and along with the visit to the café LDTA members also participated in a fun quiz.

On arrival at Comfortin’ Food we were greeted by a banquet of dainty sandwiches and a mouth-watering selection of cakes – all homemade, accompanied by copious cups of tea or coffee. Afternoon tea is a wonderful tradition and while enjoying our feast Simon told us a little about the business. He explained that Sue, established the café nearly 10 years ago and prides herself on serving quality homemade food at affordable prices. Often beginning work at 6am to achieve these high standards. Sue and manager Nicky, also offer a takeaway and delivery service and can cater for private functions. The ambiance inside the café is cosy and comfortable but on warm sunny days there is the option to sit in the private courtyard and watch the world go by. Simon also told us that he first met Sue when he was a customer, over time and many hearty meals, love blossomed and they became Mr & Mrs Khan. The ritual of afternoon tea owes it origins to Anna, the 7th Duchess of Bedford. After sampling the food at Comfortin’ Food we were all in agreement that this ritual should definitely continue!

Our very own Jonathan Oates acted as quiz master and what a sterling job he did. All the questions were LDTA related and consisted of 5 categories. Occasionally, there was silence in the room, which doesn’t happen very often at LDTA meetings, while everyone thought hard about the answers. Questions included: At which LDTA venue is it very unlucky to whistle? Which LDTA member appeared on the BBC programme ‘Escape to the Country’? From which LDTA member can you buy a fully dressed Christmas tree? Congratulations to Brian Pretty, Rob Carr, Jo Wilson and Marilyn Masters who made up the winning team. However, it was noted that 3 out of the 4 members of this team are representatives on the LDTA Management Committee!

Many thanks to Sue, Simon and Nicky for hosting this networking event and providing a scrumptious prize for the winning team.

If you would like more information about Comfortin’ Food please call 01543 253325 or why not pay them a visit at 8 Bore Street, Lichfield WS13 6LL.

If you would like to host a LDTA networking meeting during 2017 please let me know. £4 per person is paid towards refreshments.

Welcome to Little Green Frog Café, Jono’s Tourism and Beerbohm who have recently joined the Association.

Please join us at our next LDTA meeting at the Bowling Green, which will be our Christmas get-together on Wednesday 14th December, this is an informal drop in between 4:30pm and 6:30pm.


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