Popular food event looks to raise more than £20,000

Moveable Feast launch. Left to right, Nick Harris (chef at Benji's at Jarrolds), Becky Redbond (Park

Moveable Feast launch. Left to right, Nick Harris (chef at Benji's at Jarrolds), Becky Redbond (Parkinson's UK Regional Fundraiser) and James Wright (chef at The Assembly House). Picture : ANTONY KELLY - Credit: copyright ARCHANT 2017

It is one of the highlights of the Norwich food calendar and now, in is 18th year, organisers are hoping it will be bigger than ever and raise more than £20,000 for charity.

Moveable Feast launch. Chefs, supporters and sponsors gather at The Forum. Picture : ANTONY KELLY

Moveable Feast launch. Chefs, supporters and sponsors gather at The Forum. Picture : ANTONY KELLY - Credit: copyright ARCHANT 2017

The Lloyd Addison Moveable Feast gives a unique dining experience, offering a different course at three of Norwich's top restaurants in one night.

Established by late Norwich restauranteur Lloyd Addison as a non-profit event, he lived with Parkinson's for nearly 20 years and chose to give proceeds to Parkinson's UK.

Widower and organiser Cynthia Addison said: 'This year we really want get more than £20,000 that's our aim and we have already sold out of tickets. We have a large waiting list for next year already, people travel from the far corners of the county to come.

'After my husband passed away we thought this could be a lasting memorial to him and raise funds for Parkinson UK.'


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Taking part are some of Norwich's top restaurants including St Giles House, The Assembly House and for the first time The Rooftop Gardens, on Rose Lane.

Andy Charnock, head chef at the Rooftop Gardens, said: 'It is so good to be part of such a good cause. For a quiet Tuesday night it is great to get people out in the big city.'

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The feast is seen as a friendly competition between Norwich restaurateurs.

'Hopefully we can win as we have a young brigade, 12 of us, quite large but they are all young and local,' Mr Charnock added, 'for a brand new restaurant it's great to be part of the community.'

The event has been supported by Cozens-Hardy Solicitors for the past seven years.

Principal partner Anna Farquharson said: 'It's a real privilege to be a part of, it's such a big part of the fabric of the Norwich calender. The reception at the Forum is a lovely start to the evening before running around the city being exposed to restaurants that you may not go to.'

Founder of Brasted's and committee member of the Lloyd Addison's Moveable Feast Nick Mills said: 'The most important thing is the money raised for Parkinson's each year, it's amazing the amount of support that it gets. It's also 1,150 people around Norwich on a Tuesday night in September.

'The one thing it really does is just make Norwich vibrant.'

For more information go to www.moveablefeastnorwich.org

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