Michelin starred chefs including Phil Howard, Lisa Allen and Michael Wignall help raise £25,000 at Action Against Hunger auction
After a glittering debut last year, the Masterpiece Dinner again pulled out all the stops at The Whitworth on Wednesday night, raising £25,000 for Action Against Hunger (which will increase to over £40,000 due to the UK Government Aid Match).
Over 100 guests attended the event, with Michelin star-level dining provided by Phil Howard (chef owner of Elystan Street in London), Michael Wignall (executive head chef at Gidleigh Park), Lisa Goodwin-Allen (executive head chef at Northcote), and Paul Heathcote MBE.
Courses included: roasted cauliflower with cashew hummus, a light curry dressing, nut milk, lime zest; aniseed and salt crusted sea bass, seaweed, orange hollandaise; aged duck, pickled pumpkin and granola, Colston Basset mousse, autumn greens, hen of the woods; and ‘banoffee pie,’ smoked toffee, salted milk.
Support on the evening came from Lucy Noone of R. Noone & Son, Richard Brown of Beastro and volunteers from Hawksmoor, Fazenda and The Modern Caterer.
Meanwhile, Grayson Perry, Stephen Chambers, Eileen Cooper and Cathie Pilkington were amongst artists who donated to the auction; created with the help of Allied London’s Katie Popperwell.
The Masterpiece Dinner is hosted annually in association with Buy Art Fair, which takes place from 27-29 October at Manchester Central - Confidential readers can access free tickets using the promotion code ‘Gordo.’
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