Marco Pierre White hosting charity dinner in Liverpool to raise money for Claire House

Marco Pierre White is visiting his new Liverpool restaurant Wheeler’s of St James’s at Pullman Hotel to host a special dinner event in aid of Claire House Children’s Hospice.

The revered chef and restaurateur will offer fans and foodie-lovers the chance to dine with him on Tuesday 17 April and raise money for a very worthy cause in the process.

Guests will enjoy an exclusive three-course meal at the waterfront restaurant put together by Marco himself for the evening.

The menu will feature a selection of dishes for diners to choose from including the seafood restaurant’s signature dish Oysters Rockefeller, which is inspired by the original 1800s recipe from Antoine’s in New Orleans, The Guvnors fish and chips and Cambridge burnt cream. Guests will also receive a free copy of his cookbook which he will be signing on the evening.

The occasion is to help fundraise for Claire House Children’s Hospice, which recently launched its new Liverpool hospice on the site of the former monastery in West Derby.

Although not yet a full hospice, the charity’s Liverpool site is able to offer day care services, counselling and complementary therapies, as well as a venue for its mums and tots and babies groups.

Marco was made a patron of Claire House Children’s Hospice in 2011 in recognition of his support for the charity, which helps seriously and terminally ill children enjoy their lives by creating wonderful experiences and providing support to families.

Marco said: “I am really looking forward to my visit to the iconic city of Liverpool and to meet the wonderful, dedicated people at Claire House.

“It’s a charity that I support and one that is very close to my heart, the service they provide to children and their families is humbling and incredible.

“We will be donating proceeds from the evening to Claire House, while guests can try our delicious menu and donate more to the charity if they wish.”

He will be spending the evening at his latest restaurant, at the four star Pullman Liverpool at Kings Dock, opposite the Echo Arena.

Wheeler’s of St James’s is credited with being the world’s oldest fish restaurant and its location was handpicked by Marco and his team because of Liverpool’s rich maritime heritage.

The menu, created by Marco himself, has delicious seafood dishes like lobster macaroni with black truffle and roasted red mullet with sage beignets. There are also a selection of mouth-watering 35 day aged Buccleuch steaks and other classic dishes.

General Manager of Pullman Liverpool Neil Brailsford said: “We are thrilled Marco Pierre White will be coming to the restaurant and will be raising money for Claire House, which is a remarkable place.

“The menu features some of the best dishes at Wheeler’s of St James’s and with Marco’s presence, I’m sure his company and food will be in demand for what will be a very memorable evening.”

Tickets for the event on Tuesday 17 April cost £75, with all proceeds from ticket sales being donated to Claire House. To book visit the menu here or call 0151 945 1010.

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