Culinary Tours des Forces Unite in Cambridge

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Mark Poynton, Chef Patron of acclaimed Restaurant Alimentum in Cambridge and one of the country’s most up and coming chefs, has rallied a team of 6 of the UK’s finest culinary wizards to raise money for a truly moving cause.

On Monday 31st October 2011, Mark will host a unique evening of fun and gastronomic flair at his Cambridge restaurant in aid of Tommy’s charity. Tommy’s funds research into the causes and prevention of miscarriage, premature and still birth and provides information to parents** – a cause personally close to Mark’s and his team’s hearts.

Mark and award winning chefs Daniel Clifford (Midsummer House), Will Holland (La Becasse), Ben Spalding (Roganic), Matt Gillan (The Pass), and Russell Bateman (Colettes at The Grove) and Paul Foster (Tuddenham Mill), will create a 7 course tasting menu to tantalise even the most adventurous of taste buds.

Mark comments, “this is an exceptionally important cause for me and I want to do everything I can to raise crucial funds and awareness for Tommy’s. Having a young son myself, I can only begin to imagine the pain of losing a child, so the more money we can raise for research towards preventing complications at birth, the better. I’m really excited to be bringing together such a great team of chefs at Alimentum – the evening will be fantastic! I can’t wait to make it a success.”

Compering the evening will be charismatic food and travel journalist/author Sudi Pigott. Sudi will be cajoling the diners to bid for a range of fantastic prizes, including an iPad; day of beauty and hair treatment at top Cambridge salon Elajé; mounted collection of celebrities’ dockets from Heston Blumenthal’s restaurant Dinner, signed by Heston himself and Head Chef Ashley Palmer-Watts.

Sudi comments, “this is a fantastic cause to be involved in with an incredible line up of chefs. Mark is working really hard to ensure the evening is a huge success and I am looking forward to helping raise lots of money by encouraging guests to dig deep!”