£15,000 raised in support of Rockinghorse children’s charity
On Wednesday 20th November five of Brighton’s top chefs gathered together to host a festive feast at The Grand Brighton in support of Rockinghorse Children’s Charity, raising over £15,000 on the night.
The third Brighton Chefs’ Table event
The event was the third charity Brighton Chefs’ Table event hosted at the landmark seafront hotel, where a total of £59,000 has been raised, so far, for local charitable causes.
This year, 88 guests enjoyed a glass of Ridgeview English Sparkling on arrival, before sitting down for a five-course tasting menu created by some of the city’s most acclaimed chefs.
The 2019 Brighton Chefs’ Table line-up
Five standout dishes
With hints of Christmas theming the dishes, each course was cooked by a different chef.
David Marrow (Terre A Terre) kicked off his first Brighton Chefs’ Table event with an amusé of mushrooms cooked three ways.
This was followed by an exquisite starter of pâté, rhubarb and gingerbread by Alan White (The Grand Brighton) which was served with a glass of Alsace Gewürztraminer provided by wine supplier, Matthew Clark.
The following mains included a fish course of basil, cod and taramasalata by Duncan Ray, the proprietor at Little Fish Market, and fellow newcomer to the gala dinner.
A Sussex sirloin of beef with pickled onions was served by former MasterChef: The Professionals winner, Steven Edwards (etch. restaurant in Hove).
The sweet treat topping off the culinary affair was provided by Kenny Tutt (MasterChef winner 2018, Pitch restaurant in Worthing), with his clementine and chocolate fondant served with Frangelico gelato.
Live charity auction
The evening of fine dining culminated in a live charity auction where guests took home some once-in-a-lifetime prizes including: 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, General Manager at The Grand Brighton and Rockinghorse trustee, commented:
“We’re delighted to have some new chefs join us at the annual Brighton Chefs’ Table this year. Every year that we’ve hosted has been unique, but one thing always stays the same – the food is better and better every year and it’s a great opportunity for Brighton’s foodie community to raise some money for a great cause. The funds raised will make a real difference to the children of Sussex who Rockinghorse support.”
Ryan Heal, Chief Executive at Rockinghorse, said:
“We are 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 is such a huge success, and we cannot thank the General Manager of The Grand – Andrew Mosley and the staff for their continued support. Our 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.”
More about the Rockinghorse
Rockinghorse is the official fundraising arm of the Royal Alexandra Children’s Hospital, with all proceeds made from the evening going towards improving the quality of life for the most vulnerable children in Sussex.
The Grand Brighton, an iconic venue
An independently owned iconic property in a unique and vibrant city, The Grand Brighton is the perfect venue to conduct business by the sea. The hotel is located in the heart of the city and only a 10 minute walk from Brighton rail station with services running into London Victoria in 55 minutes and Gatwick Airport in just 30 minutes. Whether it’s a large event or a small meeting, the hotel’s 13 event spaces, including the city’s largest sea facing conference suite, meet a wide variety of event needs. The venue is a popular choice for exclusive use conferences and events.
Restaurants Brighton is proud to support the Brighton Chefs’ Table for the third year as media partner.