Once upon a dine...

This is the tale of three kind chefs. Though they lived in a land named after celestial bodies, things were oftentimes less than heavenly. They were sick and tired of hearing stories about little children suffering, so they decided to use their skills to help. They cooked up a magnificent menu, fit for royalty, and invited all of the locals to come and dine with them, vowing to give all of the proceeds away to those in need. The guests came and partied through the night. Agreeing what an unforgettable evening it was, they emptied their pockets of gold in appreciation. And everyone lived happily ever after.

It may sound like a tall tale, but next week, Almeida‘s Tommy Boland, Tim Allen of Michelin-starred Launceston Place, and Tom Cook from Pont de la Tour will do just that, when they combine forces to host a very special charity dinner in aid of the NSPCC.

Almeida_Dining_2On Monday 20 April, guests at the N1’s Almeida will be treated to a three-course meal inspired by fairytales and folklore. From welcome ‘cock-tales’, to a three little pigs pork dish served in a cauldron, and finishing up with a witches’ gingerbread cottage for dessert, every detail has been planned with childish creativity to delight and surprise.

The evening will be compered by award-winning journalist and NSPCC advocate Robert Crampton, who will also be presenting an auction of live and silent lots from the likes of The Broad Gallery, Sipsmith Distillery, Skylon and Almeida Theatre.

At just £75 per person, for a welcome drink, amuse bouche, three-course menu, pre dessert and half bottle of wine, with all proceeds going to the charity, we think you can’t say fairer than that. Buy your tickets now, and make sure you don’t miss out on the magic.