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The Bingham Hosts Second Chance Charity Supper with Paul Merrett & Eric Guignard

Richmond’s riverside destination restaurant bar and hotel, the Bingham will host a special charity dinner in aid of 2nd Chance on Wednesday 5 October, supported and cooked by two celebrated guest chefs.

The Bingham’s General Manager Erick Kervaon, along with fellow founders of AIR Hospitality (Alliance of Independent Restaurants), Paul Merrett (Owner/Chef of The Victoria Public House) and Eric Guignard (Owner/Chef of The French Table), will put 2nd Chance trainees through their paces. The distinguished chefs have created a mouth-watering four-course seasonal menu which will be cooked and served by the trainees under the guidance of the seasoned hands.

Diners will start with Beetroot & London Gin-cured Salmon Gravlax with Celeriac Remoulade, Quail’s Egg, Shaved Fennel and Beetroot Gel, then enjoy a fish course of Hake roasted in Serrano Ham served with Smoked Chorizo Risotto, Chargrilled Purple Sprouting Broccoli and Shellfish Bisque, followed by Slow-cooked Breast of Guinea Fowl with Shallot Purée, Beans wrapped in Pancetta, Fondant Potato, and Truffle Jus. Guests can finally round off this feast with a delightful dessert of Spiced Almond & Poppy Seed Cake with Greek Yoghurt, Lemon Grass Sorbet and Roasted Fig. For a total cost of £40, the menu will be perfectly paired with some well chosen wines from the Bingham’s vast wine cellar.

2nd Chance is a specialist ‘education to employment’ training course created to support unemployed 18-24 year olds on their journey to a career. They are offered a six-month career preparation course offering opportunities to gain experience, skills and qualifications required for employment and apprenticeship opportunities. The money raised from this glittering gastronomic evening will go towards funding for 2nd chance training placements.

Through the upcoming weeks before the charity supper takes place, the trainees will join the Bingham team in groups and undertake training in the kitchen and restaurant service to refine their skills. They will serve guests in the sumptuous setting of the beautifully restored Georgian townhouse originally built in 1821, overlooking the Thames.

Launched in 2015, the AIR is a members-only support network for owners and operators of independent, hospitality businesses. AIR provides support and collaboration opportunities for small, independent restaurants, suppliers and industry service providers. Founders Erick, Paul and Eric are passionate about the hospitality industry and believe strongly that people deserve a second chance. They want these young adults to have an opportunity to learn, develop their skills and raise the necessary funds for their charity to create more training experiences.

The Bingham, a beautifully restored Georgian townhouse originally built in 1821, is situated on the banks of the river Thames in the heart of Richmond making it the perfect place for those wishing to enjoy a gastronomic meal in the restaurant, creative cocktails and seasonal small plates in the bar or a romantic retreat in one its sumptuous rooms with treatments, therapies and yoga/pilates from its little sister, bhuti the newly built eco wellbeing escape.

‘Richmond’s riverside dining and drinking destination, a slice of the countryside in London offering unrivalled service for special occasions and every day outings.’