This week, we took part in an exciting culinary event: the Moveable Feast. The evening was in aid of the charity, Action Against Hunger, a non-profit organisation that was set up to free children and families from hunger. Their aim is to provide communities with food security and combat the effects and causes of malnutrition through providing food, sanitation and education. With over 8,000 support workers, they have now helped over 14.7 million people in 50 countries worldwide! Those numbers are astounding but they couldn’t do what they do without generous donations and support from activities such as the Moveable Feast.
The Moveable Feast was first launched in Manchester in 2017, where, for the price of a meal out, guests were able to enjoy four courses from four different restaurants. As such, they were able to experience different cuisines whilst dining in Manchester’s most unique and exclusive private dining rooms. The evening was such a success that Action Against Hunger have continued to host these safari suppers in multiple locations around the country ever since.
When we received our invitation to take part in their Mayfair event, we couldn’t refuse! So on Tuesday evening, four groups of 12 guests were treated to an extravagant four course meal, beginning with a quick tipple at Balls Brothers, before setting off on an appetising adventure around the area. Between courses, diners were whisked from one restaurant to another, including Sartoria, Gymkhana, Park Chinois and our very own restaurant on Dover street.
Our head chef, Anthony devised a menu of four delicious seasonal dishes which were all accompanied by a carefully selected matching wine. The first group were served our favourite vegan dish, turmeric roasted cauliflower steak with pomegranate seeds, paired with a glass of our Muscat Viognier vegan wine. The second party followed with a light, zesty dish of scallops served with apple, fennel and orange sauce while the third sitting were treated to one of our new spring dishes, lamb rump with Ras El Hanout spices and spring vegetable couscous. Finally, the pièce de résistance was another of our new menu additions; apricot and polenta cake scattered with edible flowers and served with a glass of Château Laville Sauternes dessert wine – what a finish!
By the end of the night, our guests, with bellies full and glasses empty, had raised over £3,840; the equivalent of saving over 91 severely malnourished children. We want to say a huge thank you to everyone at Action Against Hunger for inviting us to be part of such an incredible evening and for supporting us throughout the night.
To find out more about this amazing cause or to buy tickets for their next event, keep an eye on the Action Against Hunger website.