Simpsons Goes Greek this summer with an exclusive meal – all in a great cause.
The spectacular event is the brainchild of Leo Kattou, aged 23, sous chef at the Michelin-starred Edgbaston restaurant.
He is now busy working on a menu of Greek classics given a modern Simpsons twist.
The event will be held on Saturday, July 9, at El Borracho de Oro in Harborne Road, Edgbaston, chosen because of its size and its Mediterranean ambience.
Money raised will go to the International Rescue Committee to help refugees landing destitute in Greece.
Simpsons chef-patron Andreas Antona, himself of Greek-Cypriot heritage, said: “I was delighted for Simpsons to be involved in raising desperately needed funds for such a great cause.”
Leo is being helped by Birmingham barrister Nick Xydias, marketing expert Lotty Harper and Emma Yufera-Ruiz, owner of El Borracho de Oro.
I’m chipping in with a bit of help, too.
Leo, whose family is from the Greek Cypriot village of Lefkara, said: “I’m a massive believer in family and support.
“The charity we have chosen does wonderful work supporting refugees. It’s an honour to able to help.
“There will be Greek music and a raffle and auctions with some superb prizes up for grabs.
“It’s going to be unlike anything Birmingham has seen before, with fantastic Greek food and great entertainment, all in a wonderful cause.”
Tickets cost £60 a head and are already selling out fast. Guests will be greeted with a glass of fizz on arrival.
There are plans to hold a separate lunchtime sitting on the same day to cope with demand.
Emma said she did not hesitate when asked to provide a venue.
But she warned: “Buy tickets quickly because there’s been incredible demand and it would be a shame to miss out on a unique event.”
Phone El Borracho on 0121 454 5368 for tickets. A 50% deposit is required.
Go to www.rescue.org/where/greece to find out more about the charity.
More information on Simpson’s at www.simpsonsrestaurant.co.uk
More information on El Borracho de Oro at www.elborracho.co.uk