Moveable Feast to give tastebuds a mystery tour around Norwich
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It's a culinary adventure that sees a village-sized community of food lovers take to the streets of Norwich to enjoy a three-course dinner with a difference.
Lloyd Addison's Moveable Feast on September 17 is a highlight of the EDP Adnams Norfolk Food and Drink Festival which will be launched at the Assembly House on August 29 and runs from August 31 to October 6.
The feast celebrates some of the best food offered in Norwich and sees an army of diners wandering from restaurant to restaurant enjoying one of three courses at three separate dining establishments.
Moveable feasters could find themselves enjoying a starter cooked by accomplished students from Norwich City College's Hotel School at Blackfriars' Hall, a main course in the historic setting of Dragon Hall cooked by chefs from Brasted's and a dessert from The Maddermarket Kitchens – with 15 participating restaurants, the possible combinations are almost limitless.
Diners are greeted with a welcome drink at The Forum before being given their 'menu' for the evening, a list of the three restaurants they will be visiting throughout the night.
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Hardworking chefs then prepare starters for their first set of customers before a swift turnaround for the next set of main-course diners and finally serve dessert at the end of the night.
Other restaurants taking part in the Moveable Feast include Bam Bam, Lam Thai, The Iron House, The Wine Cellar, The Dining Rooms at Cinema City, Farmer Browns, Figaro, Pinocchios, St Benedict's Restaurant, The Library, The Assembly House, Bedfords and Talc on Timberhill.
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Hundreds of tickets have already sold for the event which is from 6pm to 11pm and costs £34 per person, including a pre-dinner glass of wine, but there is still an opportunity to grab your chance of an unforgettable multi-restaurant experience.
Last year, Lloyd Addison's Moveable Feast raised a staggering £11,000 for Parkinson's UK, £2,500 more than its previous record, with all funds going directly to help find a cure for the disease and help those living with the condition. The money raised for the charity has increased hugely in recent years, from £2,500 in 2008 to last year's record-breaking figure.
Former Norfolk councillor and Norwich restaurateur Mr Addison founded the feast in 1999 to help raise the profile of the city's independent restaurants and raise money for a very worthy cause.
Five years after his death from the illness, which he lived with for 20 years, the event continues to go from strength-to-strength with 800 tickets available this year for a dining experience with a difference.
Last year's fundraising total was given a big boost thanks to the generosity of a host of local businesses, including sponsor Cozens-Hardy Solicitors, which helped organisers to keep their costs down.
Philippa Rudd, partner at Cozens-Hardy, said: 'We are delighted to sponsor the Moveable Feast for a third time. Each year the even has broken its own record for the amount of money raised for Parkinson's UK and we hope that 2013 sets a new standard.
'As a legal firm, we have worked with many generations of Norfolk-based farming families and this is a terrific way to celebrate what's on our doorstep – as well as the fact that Norfolk is now unquestionable one of the UK's leading gastronomic destinations.'
To buy tickets for Lloyd
Addison's Moveable Feast, contact Cynthia Addison on 01603 617269 or email email@example.com. Visit www.moveablefeastenorwich.org for more details.