ONE of last summer’s most glorious indie events was Full Fat, a one-day food, drink music and craft extravaganza, which saw exponents from each Manchester scene join forces to raise money for two fine causes – Greater Manchester Keep Our NHS Public and Headway - the brain injury association.
The event was in memory of John-Paul Cassidy – a much-loved craft beer champion, fashion industry figure and outspoken NHS supporter. Food came from a roll call of Manchester’s finest street traders, beer from the pick of our microbreweries.
Now Full Fat is back with a fresh fund-raising agenda, teaming up with Stockport restaurant Where The Light Gets In, Sam Buckley’s challenging food lauded by national critic Marina O’Loughlin as “the most exciting I’ve had in years”.
Full Fat x WTLGI is a one-off event on Tuesday, April 9, where just 20 folk are invited to drink and dine alongside the chefs, who will serve an experimental multi-course dinner.
According to Full Fat organiser Lucy Lovell: “This is a chance for the chefs to cut loose, utilising techniques and ideas that have not yet made it to the menu, creating dishes from discussions in the kitchen.”
The dinner will be paired with four glasses of natural wine which will riff on the plates served that evening and will also be poured by the chefs.
All proceeds from the evening will be donated to the same Full Fat favoured causes: Keep Our NHS Public – a campaign group working to maintain a publicly funded NHS, and Headway – a charity that supports people affected by brain injury.
Limited availability. Seats will go up for sale on eBay, where diners can bid on a table from 99p. Listings will go live at 1pm on Friday, March 15. Search Full Fat X WTLGI on eBay to find them.