A highly anticipated celebrity event is being put to the taste-bud test as five top TV chefs have been added to the already star-studded guest list.
Aldo Zilli, Tom Aikens, Marcus Wareing and Angela Hartnett will be amongst guests at the Caudwell Children Diamond Butterfly Ball in Battersea, which has been recognized as one of the most prestigious events in the charity calendar.
Taking place on Thursday, May 31stat Battersea Evolution in Battersea Park, The ‘Diamond’ Butterfly Ball, re-named in honour of the Queens Jubilee celebrations; has a menu to reflect “all things British” to tie in with this year’s theme.
Courses include an Arnold Bennett Soufflé, lamb cutlets and shepherd’s pie, as well as a selection of classic British desserts.
Trudi Beswick, Chief Executive for Caudwell Children, said “Having such experts in their field dining at the event means the pressure is really on to impress. Each year we work hard to create the perfect experience for guests at the Butterfly Ball and we hope this year will be no exception. We will certainly be watching the table of chefs during the meal and hope they enjoy our Jubilee-inspired dishes.”
The event, which came to London in 2007, has seen famous names such as HRH Princess Beatrice, Shirley Bassey and Sir Bruce Forsyth, grace its red carpet. Also famed for its entertainment, previous live performances have included Robbie Williams, Rod Stewart, Sir Elton John, Tina Turner and the late Whitney Houston.
Sponsors of this year’s event include Lotus, Ferrari and Barclays Wealth. In 2011 the ball raised over £1.75million for the charity through a live auction of money-can’t-buy experiences including dinner with Sir Trevor McDonald and a holiday on John Caudwell’s luxury yacht.