Newington Green restaurant Perilla hosts charity dinner for St Christopher’s Hospice which cared for chef’s childhood friend

Perilla in Newington Green

Perilla in Newington Green - Credit: Perilla in Newington Greenq

The head chef of a Newington Green restaurant is hosting a six-course charity dinner to raise money for the hospice which cared for his close friend before he died of leukaemia last year.

Perilla in Newington Green

Perilla in Newington Green - Credit: Perilla in Newington Greenq

Ben Marks has enlisted five other leading chefs to help prepare the £90 feast at Perilla on Monday, in aid of St Christopher’s Hospice in Sydenham where Hamish Neve-Dunn spent his last days.

Phil Howard of Elystan Street, Merlin Labron-Johnson and Joshua Meiseman of Portland Restaurant, Gary Foulkes of Angler Restaurant and Aaron Potter of Trinity, will each prepare a bespoke dish. The menu includes steamed hispi cabbage, pot roast chicken, and blood orange curd with tarragon ice cream.

Ben told the Gazette: “I was friends with Hamish since we were both kids, and he was a big supporter of Perilla in its early days as a pop-up and after opening a permanent site. The dinner is our way of giving a little back to a charity that looked after him so well.” See bit.ly/2qhyphF for tickets.