The Greyhound on the Test, a 16th-century retreat in the Test Valley district of Hampshire, is set to welcome culinary heavyweight Phil Howard to its kitchen for the final in the series of one-off charitable suppers to raise money for The Alex Lewis Trust. Heavyweight chefs Tom Kerridge and Adam Byatt have previously taken to the kitchen for these incredible one-off events.
On Tuesday 7th March, ‘chefs chef’ Phil Howard – owner of Michelin-starred Elystan Street in Chelsea and newly-launched Notto Pasta Bar in Piccadilly – will create a three-course menu of delicious, authentic fresh pasta dishes including highlights like Gnocchetti with smashed sausage, white wine, fennel and chilli and Squid ink spaghetti with a sauce of sardines, garlic, sweet peppers, and tomato. Guests can also enjoy a welcome drink, pluscanapés and a wine pairing with their meal.
Tickets for the dinner are priced at £100p, with all proceeds going to the The Alex Lewis Trust, a foundation set up by owner Lucy Townsend’s partner, Alex Lewis. In 2013, Alex collapsed and was rushed to Winchester ICU hospital – his only symptom being a common cold. He had contracted Strep A which led to Septicaemia, Toxic shock syndrome and necrotising fasciitis. Alex underwent life-saving surgery resulting in his left arm being amputated above the elbow, and both his legs being amputated above the knee. Six months later he lost his right arm below his elbow.
The foundation runs incredible projects including Project Limitless, which provides soft shell prosthetic arms for UK children and the Wild Wheelchair project, which funds engineering students to design and build handcycles for those with limited mobility.
Limited spaces are available for an evening with Phil Howard on Tuesday 7th March and are bookable here for £100pp.