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Cook For Syria Supper Club

UNICEF fundraiser takes place on Saturday 3rd December 2016 at 7:30pm

#CookForSyria is a nationwide fundraising initiative curated by Clerkenwell Boy and SUITCASE Magazine. The month-long campaign focused around Syrian cuisine encourages everyone from the UK’s top chefs to people at home to cook and raise money in aid of UNICEF’s Syria Relief fund.

For one evening only, Blid & Hatton Gatherings are organising a Cook For Syria fundraising Supper Club. This very special event takes place on Saturday 3rd December 2016 in The Hothouse Cafe, set within the courtyard of The Medicine Garden. Blid & Hatton invites you to gather for a delicious menu celebrating Syrian cooking to raise some much needed funds for the children suffering in this atrocious conflict.

They will donate a minimum of 20% of the proceeds from dinner plus the total wine sales, as well as the total from the Silent Auction to be held on the night.

The Supper Club can seat up to 52 guests and the cost for the three-course dinner is £45 per person, including a glass of prosecco.


Mezze boards to share:
Olive and parsley salad
Muhammara – walnut and pomegranate syrup dip
Labneh balls – yoghurt cheese
Served with flat breads

Main Course:
Guinea fowl, smoked freekeh, Syrian lentils and za’atar

Milk pudding and rose petal jam
Sesame and pistachio biscuit

Coffee or fresh mint tea


Matched to the menu by The Wine Reserve, Cobham. Please pre-order when booking. There will be a few extra bottles available to buy on the evening.

Cialdini Lambrusco £26 per bottle
Frothy fruity and fabulous. Ruby red in colour, with plenty of bright bubbles. On the nose it has a fresh, pronounced and very fine fruity scent. On the palate the wine is delicate, tangy and well-balanced, with pleasant refreshing acidity, floral notes and forest fruits on the finish. A really lovely alternative to prosecco or sparkling rose and a brilliant food match, especially for canapes or mezze boards.

White Wine
Billot Bergerac Sauvignon/Semillon £18 per bottle
The passionate and innovative young winemaker Pascal Cuisset owns this beautiful Dordogne estate, south west of the town of Bergerac. Made from a blend of Sauvignon and Semillon matured `sur lie` to give extra body, his dry white Bergerac is full and fruity. It retains a crisp, zingy acidity with hints of pineapple and gooseberry and fantastic weight on the palate.

Marvelous White Chenin/Muscat/Viognier £25 per bottle
A pioneering white wine blend, this fabulous wine is beautifully balanced with aromatics bursting out of the glass! The Chenin Blanc, with Muscat and Viognier gives great levels of fruit and texture on the palate and makes for a brilliant food wine! These South African guys seriously know what they are doing.

Red Wine
Casas Del Bosque Pinot Noir Reserva £22 per bottle
A new wave Chilean Pinot Noir which is quite a profound experience for the money. The wine is aged for a total of 9 months in second use French oak barrels before being bottled with minimal filtration to retain as much flavour as possible. The nose exhibits lively notes of red cherry and plum. In the mouth notes of cinnamon and red apple are accompanied by just a hint of cumin backed up by fresh acidity and soft tannins. A great all rounder, with or with food.

Spice Route Chakalaka  £27 per bottle
A funky wine with aromas of smoky cloves and savoury notes. This opens up to beautiful plum and black cherries with hints of sweet oak spice. Medium bodied with well-integrated oak and fruit, this wine has a smooth tannin structure and lingering spice flavours. The wine matured individually in a combination of French and American oak for about 18 months before the blend was made. It’s a real crowd pleaser.

The Cook For Syria event is made possible by generous donations and support from Paul and Victoria Power of the The Hothouse Café/Powers Weybridge, The Medicine Garden, The Wine Reserve, Cobham and F. Conisbee Butchers in East Horsley.

To book, please email or call 07979 365139.