An Audience with Marco Pierre White to raise money for Claire House

MARCO PIERRE WHITE is to return to Liverpool just two months after being impressed by the city’s new Claire House Children’s Hospice in a bid to help raise more money for the charity.

The celebrity chef will host ‘An Audience with Marco’ at his Wheeler’s of St. James’s restaurant at Pullman Liverpool on Friday 6th July in aid of the charity’s new site in West Derby.

The restaurateur will recount tales of his extraordinary success in aid of the Merseyside hospice at the waterfront restaurant.

Tickets for the evening are now available to purchase at £50 and includes a three course meal from a menu created by Marco himself.

On arrival, guests will be treated to a special Wheeler’s Gin & Tonic Oyster, which has a unique molecular pearl within the seafood delicacy containing the summer favourite.

The evening will also include a raffle in aid of Claire House.

The menu which is themed ‘The Best of Land and Sea’ features Mr. White’s beef consommé, with English dumplings and wild mushrooms, Wheeler’s classic fish soup to start; the mains are grilled lobster with garlic and rosemary butter pomme frittes, English watercress and béarnaise sauce and roasted rump of lamb with cockles.

The desserts are decadent treats with warm chocolate brownie with milk ice cream and hot chocolate sauce and Blur’s bassist turned cheesemaker Alex James’s Blue Monday Stilton Cheese with drunken fruitcake.

Marco Pierre White is a long-term supporter of the charity, which was founded in Wirral in 1998 to help seriously ill youngsters and terminally ill children.

In April, he held a fundraising three-course dinner at Wheeler’s and spent a day touring the facilities and meeting families using the new West Derby hospice, which offers day care services, counselling and complimentary therapies.

Since 2011, the chef has been a patron of Claire House and the event is hoping to raise more money for the hospice to build on its care for seriously ill children.

Marco Pierre White said: “The children who are cared for at Claire House are very brave and are dealing with so much at such a young age with a smile on their faces.

“That’s because of the incredible commitment of the staff.

“When I spent a day at the West Derby site I was moved and struck by how important the hospice is to the children and their families.

“Claire House does important work and its new site helps extend its reach even further from Wirral to Liverpool and across the North West, giving hope and support to thousands.

“This fundraising event will be one to remember and I hope we can raise more money to help Claire House in building on its services to help even more children and their families.

“I have two restaurants in the city, Wheeler’s of St. James’s at Pullman Liverpool and the Steakhouse Bar & Grill, and for me it’s very important that local businesses help support such as fantastic charity in any way they can.”

Dan Halliday, partnerships manager at Claire House Children’s Hospice, said: “We’d like to say a huge thanks to Marco for all of his support, we are really looking forward to the evening. The money raised will make a huge difference to the children we care for whilst giving us a great opportunity to tell people what Claire House is all about, allowing us to reach out to more children and families across the region.”

To book visit https://www.mpwrestaurants.co.uk/our-brands/wheelers-of-st-jamess/liverpool/special-offers/meet-marco. Alternatively, call 0151 945 1010 or email info@wheelersliverpool.com