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What could bring Tom Parker Bowles, Kelsey Grammer, Baroness Trumpington and Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger together for dinner in a restaurant in Canary Wharf? Only a celebration of the enduring popularity of the great hand rolled cigar, hosted by Ranald Macdonald of Boisdale Restaurant Group. Certainly an evening that lives long in the memory of the diarists and luxury lifestyle media in attendance, who remember well Baroness Trumpington’s acceptance speech when she remarked that her surroundings were a long way from behind the pig sty of East Kent in which she tried her first cigar.