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Monday 23 April 2018

Lavish meal served up after honoured guests visit BODelicious bar

GUESTS at Brian O'Driscoll's testimonial event tucked into a lavish four-course meal after sampling the champagne cocktails at the so-called "BODelicious Cocktail Bar".

For those who fancied beer there were bottles of Heineken with BOD's beaming face on the label.

Then guests sat down for The Kick Off or starter. The tasty course consisted of pressed white Kilmore quay crab with crème fraiche, served with crispy crab roll and Asian mushrooms.

The Try aka main course was a protein-packed pan seared fillet steak with an ox cheek pie. Lavender-scented spuds and glazed carrots were served on the side.

The Line Out or Dessert was a vanilla panna cotta with chocolate mousse and honeycomb. Desserts came with a special QR code, when the guest scanned them a personalised message from BOD himself bounced onto their smart phones.

After all that top-notch grub guests could dance the night away.

A silent auction took place during the course of the night with guests bidding from their own personal iPad on the tables.

Items included Brian's last Irish, Lions and Leinster jerseys, a training session with him, and a set of golf clubs from Rory McIlroy

Every euro raised will go to the two nominated charities, the ISPCC and Temple St Children's University Hospital.

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