Anton Edelmann, who was maître chef de cuisines at The Savoy for over 20 years and mentor to many of London’s best chefs, will be joined by Mark Hix, Giorgio Locatelli, Jeff Galvin, William Curley and Holger Jackisch. Following a Champagne reception, together they will present an exclusive menu for 250 lucky guests at the DEBRA 40th Anniversary Celebrity Chefs Dinner. There will also be live music from the world-class modern pop band Jam Hot, and a charity auction on the night, with all money raised by the event helping to fight the life-limiting skin condition EB.
Mark Hix – celebrated chef, restaurateur and food writer
Sugar pit ox cheek and split green pea salad
Giorgio Locatelli – TV presenter and founder of Michelin-starred Locanda Locatelli
Calamarata with samphire, monkfish, chilli and lemon
Jeff Galvin – owner of Michelin-starred Galvin Restaurants in London
Breast of guinea fowl with broad beans, fresh morels and herb gnocchi
William Curley – award winning patissier and chocolatier
Chocolate praline mille-feuille with orange yoghurt ice cream and orange compote
Holger Jackisch – previously Executive Chef at The Savoy
Canapès and petits fours
Speaking of the event, Anton Edelmann commented: “I have been supporting DEBRA for more than 15 years and I cannot think of a better place to celebrate their 40th anniversary than at The Savoy. All of these fantastic chefs have learnt part of their craft with me under the expert tutelage of the hotel and have since gone on to become leaders in the culinary field. This is a unique opportunity for people to support DEBRA whilst tasting the history of The Savoy!”
Last June, the DEBRA Butterfly Ball involved top chefs including Simon Young, Tom Kerridge and Ashley Palmer-Watts, and raised an impressive £60,000. This money contributed to a pioneering research project into a potential treatment of an aggressive, and ultimately fatal, form of skin cancer found in some types of EB.
This June, the DEBRA 40th Anniversary Celebrity Chefs Dinner will support the funding of a specialist EB nurse at Great Ormond Street Hospital. Specialist nurses are crucial to EB sufferers and their families, and DEBRA provides vital funding to the service at the children’s hospital. The dinner will be a celebration of everything DEBRA have achieved so far and money raised will help the charity in planning for the future.
Notes to Editors
Address: The Savoy, Strand, London WC2R 0EZ
Date and time: 8 June at 6.45pm
Price: £225 per person, seated at tables of ten
Dress code: Black tie/cocktail or evening dress
To book tickets: www.debra.org.uk/anniversary40 | 01344 771961
Interview requests: EB sufferer Myra Ali, who will be attending the DEBRA 40th Anniversary Celebrity Chefs Dinner, is happy to share her experiences of life with EB in the media. DEBRA has over 40 other DEBRA Media Ambassadors who are also happy to be interviewed.
Event partners: Once-in-a-lifetime experiences, kindly donated by many generous sponsors, are also on offer in a charity auction on the night, including dinner for 12 guests in the Wine Cellars at the Stafford London, an exclusive tour of Coolmore Stud, a turban painting by Lincoln Seligman and luxury stays at Constance Moofushi in the Maldives, Badrutt’s Palace Switzerland and the Hyatt Hong Kong, to name just a few.
About EB and DEBRA UK:
DEBRA UK is the national charity supporting those directly affected by, and working with, Epidermolysis Bullosa (EB). In its most severe forms, EB is fatal – even in its mildest forms it can still cause lifelong disability and pain. The condition can cause disfigurement, internal tissue damage, malnutrition and an aggressive form of skin cancer.
- DEBRA UK funds pioneering research for symptom alleviation and, ultimately, a cure.
- DEBRA UK provides care and support to the EB Community.
DEBRA was founded in 1978 by Phyllis Hilton whose daughter Debra had EB – the charity was the world’s first EB patient support group. Since then, DEBRA has worked tirelessly to provide care and support to the EB Community, making a real difference to the quality of life for thousands of people suffering from the condition and their families, and continues to fund research projects which are helping to find more effective treatments for the condition, and ultimately, a cure. www.debra.org.uk
About The Savoy:
The Savoy is the only luxury London hotel on the river, perfectly placed in the heart of everything and steps away from vibrant Covent Garden. The Savoy boasts 267 rooms and suites accompanied by some of the best restaurants in London. Kaspar’s offers the finest seasonal fare, and great British fixtures include the Savoy Grill and recently restored Simpson’s in the Strand. Afternoon Tea continues to this day in the Thames Foyer, with live entertainment for evening guests. As day becomes night, the award-winning Beaufort Bar provides a theatrical atmosphere and the American Bar, named World’s Best Bar in 2017, harks back to the golden age of cocktails in the 1920’s. www.fairmont.com/Savoy