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On Wednesday 6 September, the Safari Supper was one of the events to kick off the Steyning and District Food and Drink Festival 2017.
Organised by Shirley and Barbara of Chestnut Tree House Steyning Friends Group, with support of volunteer members Cathy, Lynn and Mary, the popular Safari Supper has taken place since 2012, and this year has raised £833.
The fun three-course meal allowed guests to enjoy the ambience and cuisine of some of Steyning’s favourite eateries, all in one meal. Starting with a glass of Prosecco on arrival, courtesy of sponsors Wiston Estate Winery, the Safari Supper featured Chez Joel, The Cobblestone Tea House, The Sussex Produce Company Café, and The Star Inn. Osborn Humphrey and Compass Mortgages also offered support by providing a complimentary drink during the main course.
In addition to being treated to a range of food and drink, the Safari Supper included a raffle at The Star Inn, with a host of prizes donated by individuals and local businesses, including a one-week stay in Croatia from Chestnut Tree House volunteer, Mary; a hamper from The Sussex Produce Company; a Steyning Butchers voucher, and a teddy bear from Smiffy Bears in Cobblestone Walk.
Chestnut Tree House Steyning Friends Group leaders, Shirley Green and Barbara Sayers said: “We were delighted with the Safari Supper this year and received lots of positive comments from guests, with several saying it was the best year yet!
“We’d like to thank the Chair and Committee Members of the Steyning and District Food and Drink Festival for all their support, as well as all the fantastic local eateries involved, and the local businesses who supplied sponsorship and raffle prizes. A special thank you to Nick, Zoe and Gary and the team at The Sussex Produce Company for selling tickets for the event.
“The local community and businesses really get on board to help us raise funds for Chestnut Tree House at this event, and we couldn’t do it without their support. It brings together the whole community, which is lovely to see.”
Packed full of activities, from wine tours and beer tasting to farm walks, cream teas and a tasty bike ride and BBQ, the Food and Drink Festival runs until 8 October.
In addition to the Safari Supper, Chestnut Tree House is also being supported by the purchase of special Charity Dishes at the Artisan Bakery on 26, 27 and 28 September, Balloos Bistro throughout the Festival, The Pizza Oven on Friday evenings, a Charity Breakfast at The Chequer Inn on 7 October, and a special BBQ taking place at Stan’s Bike Shack at the end of the Tasty Bike Ride on 7 October.
For more details about Festival events click here.