Corks Pop For Maggie's at Top Cheltenham Restaurant

Corks Pop For Maggie's at Top Cheltenham Restaurant
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Each Wednesday The White Spoon will host a Wine, Dine and Donate evening in aid of Maggie’s Cancer Care.

The critically acclaimed Cheltenham restaurant will invite diners to bring their own wine with a £5 corkage fee being donated to the local branch of the cancer charity.

Chef Director Chris White said: “We’re really proud to be launching our Wine, Dine and Donate evenings. Cancer touches so many of us and Maggie’s is a charity we hold dear to our hearts here at The White Spoon. The ethos of Maggie’s is to help people “not to lose the joy of living in the fear of death”. This is something that really struck a cord with Purdey and me as we have both lost close family members to cancer and they never let their illness stop them living the fullest life. We’re so pleased to be supporting the exceptional work Maggie’s does here in Cheltenham. We’re hoping our guests will support us in raising a glass to the charity’s phenomenal work and in turn raise lots of money.”

Maggie’s Cancer Care provides free practical, emotional and social support to people with cancer and their family and friends. Built just a stone’s throw from Cheltenham’s oncology department, Maggie’s Cheltenham Centre is a place with professional staff on hand to offer support. The centre is a place to find practical advice about benefits and eating well, a place where qualified experts provide emotional support, a place to meet other people and a place to simply sit quietly with a cup of tea.

Anna Mason, Centre Fundraiser at Maggie’s Cheltenham, said: “We are thrilled to be welcoming the support of The White Spoon and their wonderful diners. The vital funds raised through events such as The White Spoon’s Wine, Dine and Donate evenings allow us to continue offering essential support to those affected by cancer in Cheltenham. I’d like to extend an enormous thank you to The White Spoon for supporting Maggie’s.”

Each £5 corkage fee will be donated in its entirety to Maggie’s Cancer Care. The White Spoon’s immensely popular À La Carte menu will be on offer, serving a selection of outstanding gastronomic creations. Spring menus feature signature starters such as Cured Duck Breast with Carrot, Orange and Madeira Sultanas, a Warm Goats Cheese & Beetroot Salad with Beets and Hazelnuts, and Queen Scallop and Clams with Tagliatelle and Black Truffle.

Main dishes include Lamb Rump and Confit Potatoes with Olive Purée, Jerusalem Artichokes and King Oyster Mushroom, a South Coast Fish Stew with Gruyere Gnocchi, Saffron and Champagne, and a Kelmscott Pork Tender Loin & Rillettes with Parsley Oats, Parsnip and Cider Pickle.

For those with room for something sweet, a Dark Chocolate Fondant with Honeycomb and Milk Ice Cream, a Treacle Tart with Blackberry Sorbet and a Frozen Lemon Parfait and Macaroon with Curd and Basil are on the menu.

The White Spoon opened in September 2015, the first restaurant of 28-year-old chef Chris White. Chris has a rich culinary heritage having led kitchens at many highly regarded eateries. The White Spoon has received a flurry of rave reviews including being named as one of The Times’ 25 best new restaurants. The White Spoon has made its mark on the South West food scene with diners bustling for a table since its launch. Chris runs the restaurant together with his partner, Purdey Spooner.

For more information about Maggie’s Cheltenham, visit www.maggiescentres.org/our-centres/maggies-cheltenham. For more information about The White Spoon, visit www.thewhitespoon.co.uk