Almeida is to host a charity dinner to raise money for children’s charity NSPCC. The Islington restaurant, will embark on an evening of childhood nostalgia creating a three-course menu inspired by fairytales and folklore of the past and present. The one night only dinner will be crafted by three prestigious head chefs; Tommy Boland of Almeida, Tim Allen of Michelin starred Launceston Place and Tom Cook from Pont de la Tour. Award winning journalist and advocate of the NSPCC, Robert Crampton, will be comparing the event, welcoming guests and presenting a range of exciting live and silent auction lots.
The NSPCC is the only children’s charity fighting to end child abuse in the UK and Channel Islands. Using voluntary donations, which make up more than 90 per cent of our funding, they help children who’ve been abused to rebuild their lives, protect children at risk, and find the best ways of preventing child abuse from ever happening.
Tim, Tommy and Tom, alongside the NSPCC, have each created a dish that will endeavour to show the creativity of a child’s mind. Tim’s starter forbidden fruit (a red apple served on a ‘forest’ floor with langoustine and wood sorrel) will be followed by Tommy’s main course three little pigs (a ‘surprise’ pork dish served with pear in a cauldron) and Tom’s dessert the witches’ cottage (a gingerbread house for the table to share).
With all profits from the evening going to the NSPCC, tickets to the event are £75 per person, including a welcome ‘cock-tale’ on arrival, amuse bouche, three course menu, pre-dessert and half a bottle of wine per person. There will also be a raffle and silent auction available on the evening including prizes from The Broad Gallery, Sipsmith Distillery, The Dorchester, 3 South Place, Skylon, D&D Wine and Almeida Theatre, to raise money for the NSPCC.
Tickets are available to purchase: http://www.almeida-restaurant.co.uk/