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%? 

Curry Masterclass with Cyrus Todiwala OBE, DL

Thursday 6th May 2021 6:30pm - 8:00pm

Calling all foodies and wine lovers! Get your tastebuds ready to indulge in an evening of delicious curry with one of Britain's most characterful chefs, Cyrus Todiwala! Cyrus will ‘cookalong’ with you step by step and guide you to make a tasty chicken curry. There will be words of wisdom by our wine expert, Nicola Arcedeckne-Butler, who will pair the perfect wines with your meal. A truly unique opportunity followed by an interactive Q & A. 

Brought to you by The Cookaway & Private Cellar.

Cyrus Todiwala OBE DL 

Cyrus Todiwala is a chef, restaurateur, educationist, author and entrepreneur. Genial and down-to-earth, his accessible persona masks an encyclopaedic knowledge of food history and cuisine and many a sophisticated turn in the kitchen.  

Together with his wife Pervin, Cyrus over sees the running of four restaurants. Café Spice Namaste at the edge of the City of London is a 25-year old institution, and the world’s longest running Michelin BIB Gourmand restaurant (‘good food, good value’). Two hotel restaurants bear his name:  Mr Todiwala’s Kitchen at the deluxe Hilton London Heathrow Airport Terminal 5, and Mr Todiwala’s Kitchen at the Lincoln Plaza London, part of the Hilton Curio Collection. Mr Todiwala’s Petiscos in Buckhurst Hill is a small neighbourhood restaurant located in the London-Essex border specialising on Heritage Portuguese influenced Goan cuisine.

What's in the pack?

All of your ingredients to cook along with Cyrus. 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 Cyrus's recipe selected by Nicola Arcedeckne-Butler, who will pair the perfect wines with your curry. Wine provided by Private Cellar.

Optional Extra - A delicious cocktail designed by The Lord Mayor himself. 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 - Matthew Jukes

Matthew has worked in all sectors of the wine business over the last 35 years. He has written a weekly article for MoneyWeek since 2006 and a weekly column for the Daily Mail’s Weekend Magazine for over twenty years. With over 9 million readers a week, Matthew has the most keenly followed wine columns in the UK. He has been writing about wine for over two decades and has penned fourteen wine books. He now concentrates on four annual Reports, covering Bordeaux, Burgundy, Piemonte & Australia, which are published on his website along with all of his other columns, Roadshows and initiatives. Matthew is the founder and CEO of Jukes Cordialities, a series of 0.0% alcohol, adult, sophisticated drinks made for discerning palates.

Your wine expert - Nicola Arcedeckne-Butler MW

Nicola passed the prestigious Master of Wine exam in 1996, collecting the Villa Maria Viticulture Award for the best viticulture paper; for ten years she was both an examiner and chair of one of the notorious MW exam theory papers. She is fluent in French and Italian and travels extensively in both hemispheres as Buying Director for Private Cellar, seeking out new wines to introduce to their customers. She also acts as wine advisor to several Livery Companies in the City of London.

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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