Unique dining experience will raise funds for St Nicholas Hospice Care

Plates filled with delicious food will be the order of the day as a celebrity chef is set to cook up a storm in aid of a local hospice.

Chef Cyrus Todiwala, OBE DL and stalwart of BBC One’s Saturday Kitchen, is inviting guests to join him for a special lunch in aid of a good cause when he visits Foxearth Hall, The Street, Foxearth, next month.

Bombay-born Cyrus, who is also the patron of London landmark restaurant Café Spice Namaste and founder of student competition Zest Quest Asia, will be using his talents to raise funds for St Nicholas Hospice Care.

The Parsee chef will be preparing a tantalising menu especially for the event on Thursday, October 19, showcasing the sophisticated and refined cuisine of the Parsees of India who migrated from ancient Persia several hundred years ago.

For diners, the occasion will be a chance to discover why Parsee food, which is an eclectic mix of hot and sweet, nice and spice is capturing the imagination of serious foodies everywhere.

Emma Clements, St Nicholas Hospice Care events administrator, said: “We are so grateful to Cyrus for giving his time and talents to help raise funds for the hospice and to our host at Foxearth Hall for providing splendid venue. I hope as many people as possible will join us on the day for what promises to be a fabulous selection of Parsee delights.

“Whether you are a seasoned foodie or just want to try something different this event will be a great chance to extend your palate.”

The dining experience will feature a four-course lunch with planned dishes including Parsee style samosas filled with stewed vegetables, followed by a filet of fish wrapped in fresh coconut chutney, rolled in banana leaf and steamed.

The main course of a leg of chicken part-roasted then simmered in a sauce flavoured with organic hunza apricots, will also be packed with flavour.

For desert guests will be able to taste Parsee style baked wedding custard flavoured with cardamom, nutmeg and rose with mini pistachio iced-cream.

With the hospice needing to fundraise £11,000 every single day, funds raised from this event will help support the charity’s work which sees care and support for those with long-term and life-threatening illnesses provided free of charge across the community.

Tickets for the event, which include wine and soft drinks, cost £95 per person and can be purchased individually or as tables of eight.

You can find out more about the event and book by visiting www.stnicholashospice.org.uk/fundraising-events/parsee-lunch-cyrus-todiwala/ or by calling Emma Clements on 01284 715558.

Pictured above e is Parsee chef Cyrus Todiwala OBE DL, will be cooking a menu packed full of taste during a dining event at Foxearth Hall in aid of St Nicholas Hospice Care.

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