etch to to create a stunning 7-course tasting menu on 9th March

World-leading chefs prepare culinary experience for Sussex Showcase Week 2023 at top restaurants

Sussex Showcase 2023, Presented by Table Talk Foundation, is a week-long series of collaboration dinners. It will see seven of Sussex’s finest chefs joining forces with seven world-class chefs at some of the best restaurants in Sussex.

With 11 Michelin stars, a Great British Menu winner, one MasterChef: The Professionals winner, and one MasterChef judge, the Sussex Showcase promises an unforgettable culinary experience. And, each ticket includes a donation to Table Talk Foundation, raising funds to provide food education to children in Sussex and support the hospitality industry.

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What does the event include?

Events include chef Matt Abe (Restaurant Gordon Ramsay, Three Michelin Stars ***), alongside resident Executive Chef George Blogg (One Michelin Star *). Together they will serve a six-course tasting menu with paired wines on Mon 6 March East Grinstead’s Gravetye Manor.

Interlude at Leonardslee Gardens will welcome guest chef Nick Brill (The Jane, Two Michelin Stars **). He will team up with resident chef Jean Delport (One Michelin Star *) to treat guests to a one-of-a-kind menu on Tues 7 March

Nick Brill

On Weds 8 March:, Haywards Heath’s Heritage will offer a one-off 6-course tasting menu with paired wines created by guest chef Tom Shepherd (Upstairs, One Michelin Star *) and resident chef Matt Gillan (GBM winner).

Steven Edwards’ etch in Hove welcomes guest chef Nick Beardshaw (Kerridge’s Bar & Grill) on Thurs 9 March. He will join resident chef Steven Edwards (MasterChef winner) at etch to create a stunning 7-course tasting menu. This will be served with matching wines from etch’s in-house sommelier Sam Weatherill.

Tickets to the Sussex Showcase events start from £170 and are available from Experience Sussex’s finest chefs at some of the best restaurants in Sussex.

Proceeds will go towards Table Talk Foundation. For those unable to attend the Sussex Showcase events, there is also an online auction at: Prizes vary from dining experiences in Michelin Star restaurants to bottles of wine from top Sussex vineyards. Bids can start from as little as £25, and all money raised will go to Table’s work.


By working with Adopt a School Trust, Table Talk Foundation brings professional chefs into primary schools to educate children on healthy eating habits and provide insights into the hospitality industry. By addressing these critical issues, the foundation aims to combat health inequalities and make a positive impact on the nation’s health crisis.

The Foundation also provides physical and mental support services to the local hospitality industry. In conjunction with other charities such as Hospitality Action, the foundation’s efforts have helped thousands of families during the pandemic, and it has protected the mental and emotional well-being of those most vulnerable across UK hospitality.

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