The seventh Hawksmoor Annual Charity Dinner will take place at Hawksmoor Guildhall on Saturday 21 October, raising money for Action Against Hunger. This year, Angie Mar of New York’s Beatrice Inn will be co-hosting with Hawksmoor’s own Richard Turner, in a natural progression from what Richard describes as “love at first sight” when he and Mar both cooked at Meatopia New York in 2014.
“Our eyes met through a smoky haze across the singed flesh of the wild boar she was spit roasting,” he says, “and since then we have had several adventures together, cooking at two UK Meatopias, and one in Dublin. I've watched Angie grow from a great cook into a brilliant cook, and take on the mantle of New York's true meat maven. This year’s Action Against Hunger supper will be a treat!'
Before becoming head chef of Beatrice Inn, one of the West Village’s hottest addresses, where she is now owner and executive chef, Angie Mar cooked at Spotted Pig with April Bloomfield and, previously, mastered whole animal butchery and open fire techniques at Andrew Tarlow’s Reynard, Diner, and Marlow & Sons in Brooklyn. Her signature 45-day dry-aged burger is widely considered one of New York’s finest.
Tickets for Hawksmoor’s one-off meat feast are £150, with all proceeds going to Action Against Hunger. The UK government will match all funds raised through ticket sales and donations, as part of Action Against Hunger’s Healthy Mums Healthy Kids appeal.
To date, the Hawksmoor Annual Charity Dinner has raised over £450,000 for Action Against Hunger, a humanitarian organisation carrying out life-saving work in almost 50 countries worldwide, and helping malnourished children through nutrition, food security, water, sanitation and hygiene programmes.
Tickets can be bought here.