An amazing thing happened last Tuesday. Jose Pizarro joined forces with Chris and Jeff Galvin to cook up a storm at a gala fundraising dinner in aid of Hospitality Action at Jose’s eponymous restaurant at the top of Bermonsdey Street.
The result? A wonderfully enjoyable gourmet evening – and £17,000 in the HA kitty to spend on helping hospitality people in difficulty.
A full house of Galvin and Pizarro fans gathered to enjoy a spectacular feast, celebrating the very best of Spanish/French cuisine:
- Croquettas squid ink with Alioli Jamón Ibérico 100%, 5J, Acorn fed Brochette of Autumn Vegetables
- Escabeche of Yellow fin Tuna, smoked Aubergine caviar
- Presa Ibérica 5J , Mushroom and Romesco sauce
- Saint-Marcellin, Torta del casar
- Apple tarte Tatin & Normandy crème fraîche.
As well as benefiting from ticket sales, we profited from a live auction, silent auction and £20 prize draw.
At HA, we run a full schedule of fundraising events aimed at generating revenues that we can then disburse as grants. And we’re immensely grateful to everyone who supports these events, which range from cycle challenges to pub quizzes, and from polo days to blue riband chefs’ dinners (check out our Raymond Blanc Dinner in London, next month).
However, we’re never happier than when kind people like Jose, Chris and Jeff reach out and tell us they’re freestyling an event themselves, on our behalf.
Could you have an HA event in you? Would you like to engage with your client base and show them you’re proud to support your own industry charity?
We’d love to hear from you.