Thursday, 4 November 2010

‘A Second Helping’ charity evening at The Yurt Restaurant, Thornham

The Yurt Restaurant at Drove Orchards, Thornham is staging a ‘A Second Helping’ on Sunday, November 14, 7.30pm for 8pm start, an evening menu featuring recipes from Able to Cook, the charity cook book, published in July, by Norwich-based Able Community Care to celebrate its 30th anniversary.

Able to Cook features more than 120 recipes and includes contributions from stars of stage and screen, Norfolk personalities and friends and colleagues of Able Community Care.

All profits from ‘A Second Helping’ will go to the two charities that are benefiting from sales of the book, Age UK Norfolk and Connects & Co, a Norwich charity supporting young carers.

Diners will be able to sample all six starters and choose from six main courses and five deserts (vegetarian options included). The three-course supper, plus coffee, costs £22.50, tel. 01485 525108 to reserve a table.

Rebecca Trezise Sutherland from The Yurt Restaurant explained: ”I used to work for Able Community Care as a Care Manager. We have sold 60 copies of Able to Cook so far to customers. But we decided that it would be great fun to bring the book alive by cooking a selection of recipes, as they appear in the book, and present them to diners as ‘A Second Helping’ to raise money for Able Community Care’s chosen charities.”

Menu examples
Starters – Feta Fingers with Cranberry, Orange & Mint Dip from Emma Wilcox, Head Chef Pulse Café, Norwich, Fragrant Thai Prawn Omelette from Jude Orange, Norwich Puppet Theatre and Granny’s Corn Fritters from Colette Hawes, London.

Main Courses – Norfolk Braised Beef in Beer with Herb Dumplings from Jake Humphrey, BBC Sport, Congham Pigeon Breasts in Red Wine from Henry Bellingham MP and Vegetarian Tart from Professor John Last, Principal, Norwich University College of the Arts

Deserts – Spiced Apple & Raisin Crumble from Nicholas Parsons OBE, Honey Buns from Stephen Fry and Baked Chocolate Mousse from Sarah P, Able Community Care Gazette reader who lives in Devon.

The Yurt’s suppliers, Perfick Pork Great Ryburgh, Cole’s of King’s Lynn, Mr Fruity Norwich and Drove Orchards Thornham are donating food for the evening.

Copies of Able to Cook (£6) will be on sale, along with raffle tickets for The Yurt Christmas Draw (proceeds also to Age UK Norfolk and Connects & Co).

Angela Gifford, founder and proprietor of Able Community Care said: “Rebecca’s ‘A Second Helping’ evening is a wonderful way to support our Able to Cook initiative. Diners are going to have a superb evening sampling some of the special recipes donated to our book and at the same time raise money for two very worthwhile charities. The Yurt is already the top selling outlet for Able to Cook and this event is really the ‘icing on the cake’!”

The Yurt Restaurant, Drove Orchards, Thornham Road, Thornham, PE36 6LS, tel. 01485 525108,

Able Community Care was established by Angela Gifford in Norwich in 1980. The company provides live-in carer schemes throughout Great Britain and the Channel Islands, a true alternative to moving into a residential care setting, providing people with an opportunity to stay in their own homes, tel. 01603 764567,