Not just a Lunch - but virtual events and activities fundraising to support veterans into employment

The best of The Lord Mayor's Big Curry, in the comfort of your own home.

Delicious cocktail to start off the evening designed by the Lord Mayor and Lady Mayoress themselves. 

Incredible curries to cook at home guided by some of Britain's top chefs with the finest ingredients arriving at your door. 

The perfect wine pairings selected by leading industry voices. 

A truly memorable occasion which is raising funds to support British veterans and their families across the country. What is not to love? Why not join us for all three cook-alongs and save 10%? 

Delicious homemade curry with Prue Leith CBE, DL

22nd April 2021 6:30pm - 8:00pm

Calling all foodies and wine lovers! Get your tastebuds ready to indulge in an evening of tasty curry with Prue Leith! Prue will ‘cookalong’ with you from her very own kitchen, providing a step by step guide for you to make a delicious paneer curry. She will be accompanied by our wine expert, Jane MacQuitty, who will pair the ideal wines with your meal. A very special opportunity hosted by leading food and wine critic, Tom Parker Bowles.

Brought to you by The Cookaway & Private Cellar.

Paneer Curry, Naan Bread and Pea Relish

Transport yourself to the subcontinent and wow your household with homemade naan bread. Enjoy this delicious Indian feast in a step by step cook-along that even the most inexperienced chefs can deliver. 

Every ingredient will be delivered to your door. Simply follow Prue's lead as she guides you through this delicious recipe and if you have any questions simply ask.

For those of you who would like the perfect wine accompaniment the full hamper comes with two bottles of wine, specially selected by Jane MacQuitty:

  • Terroir Selection Chenin Blanc, Springfontein Estate – Wine of Origin Springfontein Rim, South Africa 2018 (white)
  • Badilante, Podere 414, Simone Castelli, Tuscany, Italy 2018 (red)

Chef profile - Prue Leith CBE, DL 

Prue Leith CBE is a businesswoman, journalist, novelist, cookery writer and broadcaster. Her restaurant, Leith’s, had a Michelin Star, she is a past winner of the Veuve Clicquot Businesswoman of the Year and has been a Director on many boards, including British Rail and Whitbread. She chaired The School Food Trust tasked with improving school meals and an education company turning round failing schools. She was the instigator of the Fourth Plinth contemporary sculpture project in Trafalgar Square and an Advisor to the government’s Review of Hospital Food. She is currently a judge on the Great British Bake Off. She likes salmon fishing and home life.

Photo by Geoff Pugh

What's in the pack?

All of your ingredients to cook along with Prue. Fresh ingredients delivered right to your door thanks to The Cookaway, everything you need to create a delicious Curry to eat at home.


Two bottles of specially selected wine to accompany Prue's recipe selected by Jane MacQuitty who will pair the ideal wines with your meal. Wine provided by Private Cellar

Optional Extra - A delicious cocktail designed by The Lady Mayoress herself. What better way to start the evening guided by the master mixologist at the Coq d'Argent.

A delicious sweet treat to finish off your evening courtesy of Mondelez International.

Your host - Tom Parker Bowles

Tom Parker Bowles is the award winning Restaurant Critic for The Mail on Sunday, as well as Food Editor of Esquire. He's a regular Judge on BBC’s Masterchef, and is the author of 8 books, the latest being 'Fortnum and Mason-Time for Tea', out in April 2021

Your wine expert - Jane MacQuitty

Jane MacQuitty is one of Britain’s leading wine writers, authors, judges and commentators and a patron of The Urology Foundation. She started her career as wine and food correspondent for House & Garden Magazine, followed by two years at the Consumers’ Association editing the Which? Wine Guide. Since the ‘80s Jane MacQuitty has been the Wine Correspondent and Drink Correspondent for The Times newspaper. Her popular column is essential reading for The Times’ drinkers. Jane MacQuitty’s weekly recommendations sell out fast and are the most sought-after of any UK wine journalist. She is renowned for her independent, outspoken stance on the wine world, commenting, as one of the country’s top merchants noted, “without fear, or favour”.

Your food and wine hamper will be delivered to your door courtesy of The Cookaway & Private Cellar.

The Cookaway are a premium recipe box brand that brings exciting world cuisines from expert chefs. Your priority delivered hamper will include everything you need for a wonderful Indian experience. Every detail has been carefully thought through, guaranteeing you a delicious and rewarding experience. Unpack your box and click the link to our live zoom with celebrity chefs, you have everything you need to create a mouth-watering home-cooked meal and if you have any questions just ask through the live interactive Q+A.

Private Cellar are an independent wine merchant, who source wines from all round the world. An incredibly knowledgable and personable team, they'll provide wines specially selected to go with your delicious curry. 

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