Tim Maddams and Romy Gill to Host an Evening of Fusion Indian Cooking

For one night only, renowned chef patron of Romy's Kitchen, Romy Gill, is teaming up with founder of Green Sauce and former head chef at River Cottage, Tim Maddams, to host a pop-up supper at Romy's Kitchen in Thornbury on Thursday 16th July (£35 per person). Romy and Tim will wow all, creating a delicious six-course tasting menu featuring some tasty wild meat using only the best local and home-grown ingredients.

The six-course tasting menu will consist of three courses from each chef served consecutively, each displaying their take on cooking with game. Tim Maddams, known for his love of the great British countryside, wild food and quality produce, is serving a starter of venison cooked with ginger, soy, sesame and coriander followed by pigeon served with sharp pickles, sweet apricots, a kick of chilli and tomato. For his dessert Tim will be serving freshly grown strawberries, geranium, water mint, "ginmoncello" and coconut. Cutting between each of Tim's courses, Romy Gill, influenced by her Indian upbringing, will serve the traditional Rajasthani Lal Mass, game cooked in ginger, garlic, onions, spices, a hit of red chillies and yoghurt, to start. For her main course, Romy will delight guests with marrow cooked with a delicious Indian spice blend, panch phoron, and ginger served with salad and dips. To finish the evening, Romy's dessert will be a lip-smacking spicy mango cheesecake served with mango shrikand.

Commenting on the pop-up supper, Romy says: “I am delighted to host an event with someone as inspiring as Tim. His ethics of sourcing food sustainably and locally has always been a huge motivation for developing my own vegetable garden, growing as many of the vegetables I serve in Romy's kitchen as possible.” Romy continues: “Cooking alongside Tim will be a great way for both him and I to learn and develop new styles of cooking.”

Over the course of his career, Tim Maddams has worked under inspirational chefs including Fergus Henderson, Alistair Little, Marco Pierre White and Mark Hix, as well as leading the VIP catering team for the Ferrari F1 team in Europe. Yearning to return to his roots in the south West, Tim started work at River Cottage. During his time as head chef, Tim pioneered ethical, local, seasonal produce and became a key spokesperson in the arena of responsibly sourced food. He launched a successful media career, regularly co-featuring in the River Cottage TV series, writing for a variety of food publications and as a central contributor to the Fish Fight campaign. He set up his own company, Green Sauce, in 2012, teaching, cooking and consulting on ethical food.

Romy Gill was brought up in Calcutta, West Bengal, and after she emigrated to the UK it was the flavours of her childhood she hungered for which led her to develop a love for cooking. Starting off her culinary career cooking dinner parties for friends, and later running successful cookery classes, she then opened Romy's Kitchen in September 2013. Romy prides herself on cooking traditional Indian food, using local ingredients, many of which are straight from her vegetable garden in Thornbury.

To book tickets for Tim and Romy's pop up supper, please call Romy's Kitchen on 01454 416728.

For further information visit www.romyskitchen.co.uk, follow on Twitter @romyskitchen and 'like' on Facebook.

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