Edelmann to stir Norwich Food Festival

CAROLINE CULOT Celebrity chef Anton Edelmann will be cooking up some culinary delights at this year's Bidwells Norwich Food Festival in

CAROLINE CULOT

Celebrity chef Anton Edelmann will be cooking up some culinary delights at this year's Bidwells Norwich Food Festival in

October.

Mr Edelmann, former head chef at London's Savoy Hotel, will be helping to create and oversee the evening's menu at the festival's launch event night.

He will be joined by with Norfolk chefs from Brasted's restaurant, the Unthank Arms pub, the Holiday Inn in Norwich and the New Inn, Rockland St Mary, near Norwich.

Students from the Hotel School at City College Norwich will also be helping to create the menu and on the night there will be live music and a charity auction to raise funds for the Bryan Gunn Leukaemia Appeal.

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The launch event will be the Crystal Ball and will be held at the Holiday Inn in Norwich on October 13. Up to 400 guests will party the night away by candlelight, enjoying a champagne reception, comedy from the Nimmo Twins and the three course meal.

Mr Edelmann, who held a sell-out master class event at City College Norwich last year, agreed to design the ball's canapés and meal, inviting chefs to his kitchen in London in September to trial the menu.

Mick Cooper, from the Hotel School, City College Norwich, said: "We are creating

something special here by getting talented Norfolk chefs working together as well as bringing on board the support of a top national chef to create an exciting Norfolk menu."

German-born Mr Edelmann worked as maitre chef des cuisines at the Savoy for 21 years but left in 2003 to become principal chef at the Directors' Table, a fine dining division of a national catering company.

He has also written several books, including Taking Tea at the Savoy and Perfect Pastries and makes regular appearances on television.

For tickets (tables of 10) to attend the Crystal Ball, costing £50 per ticket, contact the hotline on 01603 410544.

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