Don't forget that at noon on 1 Sep bids close for a ticket to this year's fine-wine extravaganza in aid of the Pebbles Project for disadvantaged children in South Africa. The dinner will be held on Saturday 11 Sep at Michelin-starred restaurant The Square in their private room and organiser Keith Prothero promises that 'an extraordinary menu' will be prepared at a cost of £110 a head.
As promised, he has now had a chance to discuss wines, order, most sensible flights and menu with chef Philip Howard and the team at The Square, and with his friend and frequent diner at The Square Linden Wilkie of The Fine Wine Experience (now based in Hong Kong) and this is the quite stunning line-up, straight from Keith's keyboard. I am salivating already:
This leaves 12 places up for auction and already there are bids for them over£1,000, with £13,200 having already been raised. This week's final bids should be made directly to Keith Prothero at firstname.lastname@example.org or +44 (0)7969 207 706.
All proceeds will go to Pebbles Project, which helps disadvantaged children in the Cape winelands suffering mainly from Foetal Alcohol Syndrome. The bidding will close at noon London time on 28 Aug and the winning bidders will be asked to send their donations to www.justgiving.com/keithprothero, where the money is automatically transferred to Pebbles.