Five of Brighton’s top chefs teamed up to host a festive feast at The Grand Brighton last week (Wednesday 20 November) in support of Rockinghorse.
The event was the third charity Brighton Chef’s Table event and raised over £15,000 for our charity. This brings the total raised in the last three years to an incredible £59,000! This year, 88 guests enjoyed a glass of Ridgeview’s sparkling wine on arrival, before sitting down for a five-course tasting menu.
Delectable dishes were created by some of the city’s most acclaimed chefs, they were; David Marrow from Terre à Terre, Alan White from The Grand Brighton, Duncan Ray from The Little Fish Market, Steven Edwards from Etch, and MasterChef Champion 2018 Kenny Tutt from Pitch (all pictured, above).
With hints of Christmas theming, each course was cooked by a different chef. David Marrow kicked off his first Brighton Chefs’ Table event with an amuse bouche of mushrooms cooked three ways. This was followed by an exquisite starter of pate, rhubarb and gingerbread by Alan White which was served with a glass of Alsace Gewürztraminer provided by wine supplier, Matthew Clark.
Mains dishes were then served which included a fish course of basil, cod and taramasalata by Duncan Ray (also a newcomer to the Brighton Chefs’ Table event). Sumptuous Sussex sirloin beef and pickled onions followed from Etch chef, Steven Edwards. The sweet treat topping off the culinary affair was provided by Kenny Tutt, who served a clementine and chocolate fondant accompanied by Frangelico gelato.
Raising money for Rockinghorse
The evening of fine dining culminated in a live charity auction where guests took home some once-in-a-lifetime prizes. They included private dining experiences with Alan White, David Marrow and Steven Edwards; a day at cooking school with Kenny Tutt; and a private lunch at The Little Fish Market in Hove with Duncan Ray.
Andrew Mosley is General Manager at The Grand Brighton and a Trustee of Rockinghorse. He said, “We’re delighted to have some new chefs join us at the annual Brighton Chef’s Table this year. Each of the events that we’ve hosted has been unique, but one thing always stays the same – the food gets better and better every year! It’s a great opportunity for Brighton’s foodie community to raise some money for a great cause and will make a real difference to sick children in Sussex.”
Ryan Heal is Chief Executive at Rockinghorse, he adds, “We’re delighted to have been a part of the wonderful Brighton Chefs’ Table event again for a third year as a beneficiary charity. Each chef has been totally committed to the event for the right reasons and not for self-publicity. In every case they are acutely aware of the Rockinghorse cause and the work we do to improve the lives of the children of Sussex that need our help the most.
“This event continues to be such a huge success, and we cannot thank Andrew Mosley and his team at The Grand enough, for their continued support. Our sincerest thanks to all the chefs who have committed their time and resources to the fundraising event again this year and to everyone who bought a ticket to this exclusive dinner – we very much appreciate the support.”
Supporting sick children
Rockinghorse is the official fundraising arm of the Royal Alexandra Children’s Hospital (the Alex) in Brighton. We also support specialist neonatal units, respite centres and paediatric services across Sussex. All proceeds made from the evening will help improve the quality of life for the most vulnerable children in the county.
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