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Feast of festive fund-raising

Cooking up festive feast - food consultant Alison Sloan

Cooking up festive feast – food consultant Alison Sloan

A sumptuous feast of festive fare is being cooked up for fine diners at a pop-up restaurant at Octavia Hill’s Birthplace House in Wisbech.

The festive special, on Saturday, December 9, is the latest in a series of a dozen pop-up suppers staged at the home of the National Trust co-founder at 7 South Brink during the last year, and the evening follows hard on the heels of the mouth-watering mustard day earlier in November.

Food consultant Alison Sloan, who is producing the three-course meal, said that the £15 a head charge covers the costs and that all profits are ploughed back into the museum.

She said:  “It is really good fun to explore food from different countries and from different seasons and it is just a really lovely atmosphere.”

Mr Peter Clayton, chairman of the Octavia Hill Birthplace Museum Trust, said:  “Mustard day was a great success.  The food was delicious and we are looking forward to the next one.”

A few places are left for the festive supper, which gets under way at 7.30pm.   Anyone still wishing to book should contact Mrs Sloan on 07778-324250.   Diners are asked to bring their own drinks, but glasses are supplied.