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A Taste of Ethiopia

3 September 2011

An amazing event raising money for charity at Trelissick Gardens on September 3.

A true ʻTaste of Ethiopiaʼ will be found in the ʻHeart of Cornwallʼ on Saturday, September 3 when Trelissick Gardensʼ Crofters Cafe serves up an authentic injerabased Ethiopian supper prepared by acclaimed Ethiopian chef, Tutu Melaku.

The rituals of a traditional coffee ceremony will be observed, there will be chocolate tastings and market stalls in the courtyard, hand massages and an auction. Supported by the National Trust, the evening will include live music from local bands.

Starting at 6.30pm through to late evening, tickets cost £15 per person and will include a welcome drink and the Ethiopian supper.

Also supporting the event on the night will be Uneeka, Starbucks, The Body Shop and Lodge & Thomas.

Alice Reynolds, Functions Co-Ordinator for Trelissick and Trerice House said: 'We are delighted to be supporting this event and our chefs are looking forward to working with Tutu and learning about Ethiopian food.'

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The evening has been inspired by local man Matthew Williamsʼ sister, Dr Bridget Waites.

Before Bridget died of breast cancer, earlier this year, she asked that her collection of jewellery and scarves be sold to support ʻTutuʼs Fund for the Future,ʼ a charity that is raising money to build a school in the Gondar region of Ethiopia.

Bridget lived and worked there for five years, helping to relieve a situation where poverty means that only 45% of children have access to primary school.

Such was her contribution that as Bridgetʼs funeral took place in England, a memorial service was held simultaneously in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia's capital,

A Taste of Ethiopia will be on September 3, at Trelissick Gardens, starting at 6.30pm.

Tickets cost £15.00 to include a welcome drink, supper and the coffee ceremony, and are available from the National Trust by calling 01872 863486.

Taste of Ethiopia