Carlo and Giovanni cooking for charity

Cooks2awvBack in December 2016, the Shipton Charity Ball raised over £7,000 for two charities very close to our hearts – The Air Ambulance and the local Day Care Centre.
£300 of that grand total was generously bid by a table of brave gastronomes, led by Michael and Jennifer Angless, for a pair of amateur chefs to come to their home and cook a 6 course Italian extravaganza. Tragically, we lost Michael in early 2017, but Jennifer was determined that the meal went ahead and to dedicate the occasion to Michael’s memory.
On the 20th May the deed was done, so in the splendid surroundings of Jennifer’s home in Witney, Carlos and Giovanni prepared their 6 course Italian feast of Crostini with Prosecco, Antipasti, Tortellini, Osso Buco, Tiramisu and Italian Cheeses accompanied by more bottles of red wine than we are prepared to divulge. The evening went without a hitch and was hailed a great success by the guests, who we would like to thank for their kind donation.
This has been the third (and final) charity cook by us, raising the best part of £1,000 for the charity over the 3 years, and we would like to say a special thank you to all those who have had the courage, generosity and good taste, to allow us into their kitchens to cook for them.

CIAO!

August – September 2017