I thought my serving days were over. I always told myself that after Pacific Rim, I would never work in a restaurant again. And, so far I’ve been right. But now – for one night only – I will be returning to the front of house and back to my roots by bartending at the first-ever Blaggers Banquet.
Here’s a bit more about the event:
Tickets are available on ebay: http://bit.ly/19WuSA
A first for Londoners – the Blaggers’ Banquet will be an exciting 5 course dinner with matched drinks, created entirely by food and drink bloggers, and using only food and drink that they have blagged. All proceeds will go to Action Against Hunger.
Bloggers will be the cooks and the sommeliers, front of house and the prep folk, the kitchen porters and the cleaner uppers. We’ll staff the bar, make the cocktails and make the coffee, and best of all diners can review us when we are done.
The menu will feature Chapel Down sparkling wine on arrival, Wagyu Beef and sustainable yellow kingfish among others. There will be music on arrival and canapés. Vegetarians and people with dietary restrictions will be catered for.
There will also be a blaggers’ auction, where we will be auctioning exciting items we’ve blagged. This auction will be two-fold: a portion of it on the night, and the rest in the weeks following.
Tickets are on sale now on Ebay in pairs for £150 and one table of 5 for £375. Five pairs of tickets will be auctioned starting from £75.
So please come on down to the Hawksmoor on 15 November at 6pm, give to charity and see if I’ve still got the skills behind the bar…