Cooking Up A Storm: An Audience with Rick Stein

A sparkling lunch at the Bluebird with Rick Stein and Eve Pollard

TV chef Rick Stein joined Wellbeing of Women supporters for a fabulous lunch at the Bluebird, Chelsea.

Rick, who is on TV with The Road To Mexico, also the title of his latest book, served up tales of his recent adventure travelling from San Francisco down the length of California to Oaxaca, Mexico and recounted his favourite dishes from the trip.

Rick declared Wellbeing of Women’s work a “great cause” and added, “It’s still a man’s world. Quietly women put up with it.

“They put up with a lot – they put up with men,” he joked.

When asked what his ‘last meal’ would be, Rick chose: Freshly cooked langoustine, turbot and apple galette.

From his initial foray into the nightclub industry when he left university, Rick has launched 13 restaurants, written 22 books, opened several hotels, four foodie shops and a cookery school.

“I still find cooking the most relaxing thing and do it most evenings at home,” he said.

Rick Stein on stage at the Bluebird

Rick helped design the menu with Bluebird Chef Simon Gregory.

Guests were treated to a Beetroot Cured Salmon starter provided by sponsors H Forman & Son, a delicious Duck Pithivier, a dish that Rick had managed to create after a stay at a secretive Bordeaux chateau where chefs wouldn’t share the recipe, and a glorious Apple Strudel dessert.


“It’s still a man’s world”

When he’s not travelling the world, Rick can be found in the coastal town of Padstow, where he opened his first establishment and earned the affectionate moniker, Padstein, for his contribution to the local economy.

We’d like to thank our supporters for their ongoing passion and dedication to the Charity which helps to change and save the lives of millions of women and their families.

We’d also like extend a special thank you to the Portland Hospital, Lucia Magnani and H. Forman & Son for their generosity and support at the event.

We were also honoured to welcome Lucia Magnani who flew in from Italy. Her luxury facials are available at Harvey Nichols.

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