The 2012 Wirral Food and Drink Festival is licking off in a tasty manner with a gala charity dinner that is being held at Thornton Hall Hotel. The bespoke dinner is to be cooked from some of the top chefs in the region including the Lawns restaurant executive chef David Gilmore, Steven Doherty the award winning chef, celebrity chef Nisha Katona, and the chief patron of the London Carriage Works Paul Askew.
Nisha has said that the dinner is aimed at highlighting how important the excellent local talent and produce there is in the Wirral is to the area, and is being held to benefit the community. The grand event is to be held on Friday the 10th August in the Torintone Suite of the Thornton Grand Hotel.
Andrew Pimbley is the organiser of the festival, and he has said that he is very excited at both holding their first gala dinner and raising money for some good causes. The proceeds from the evening will be split between the Chefs Adopt a School, The Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institution and Claire House Children’s Hospice.
The Katona Twins, a celebrated guitar duo from Hungary will be providing the entertainment during the evening. The pair have performed around the world at major music festivals and prestigious events and are widely regarded as one of the best known duos in the world of classical music.
The general manager of the Thornton Hall Hotel is Geoff Dale, and he has spoken of his joy at hosting the gala dinner as part of the run up to the Wirral Food and Drink Festival as well as helping to support such worthy local causes as Claire House. He added that they were certain that the evening would be hugely successful as well as entertaining with a fantastic line up of award winning chefs who will be creating some unique dishes.