Future events already being planned, as charity’s multi-restaurant dining tour proves a stonking success

Having led the global fight against food poverty for almost four decades, Action Against Hunger knows a thing or two about hosting memorable fundraising events. But the latest addition to its calendar proved one of the most successful yet, as fifteen lucky diners took part in a ‘moveable feast’ on 28 September.

Otherwise known as ‘Supper Club Safari,’ the event - which formed part of Manchester Food and Drink Festival - will now be rolled out to cities such as Leeds and Liverpool, after raising over £5000. This will be used to support Action Against Hunger in its mission to end child malnutrition in 49 countries.

Following a reception at King Street Townhouse, diners were treated to specially-created menus and wine pairings at four leading venues for a gastronomic gallivant around the city. Kicking off at King Street’s Grafene, the evening spanned honey roast ham buns with sour cabbage (Adam Reid at The French) to roasted scallops, white port and garlic with Old Spot belly ribs (Hawskmoor). Dessert was served after hours in Manchester Art Gallery’s café; newly rebranded under Mary-Ellen McTague, who served ratafia Pudding with yoghurt, honey, almond and bay.  

Grafene Bar
Restaurants included Grafene (pictured), The French and Hawksmoor

Caroline Dyer, fundraising campaigns manager for the charity, said: “We wanted to make this an event that showcased the amazing and varied food offer in one evening in our beautiful city. 

"Diners were given an experience unlike any they will have experienced before and with the knowledge that their involvement will make a huge difference to our work to end child hunger. Thank you Manchester.”

To register your details for the next Moveable Feasts in Manchester, Liverpool or Leeds, email Action Against Hunger’s events team manager Leni: l.morris@actionagainsthunger.org.uk

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Guests at Manchester Art Gallery Café