Returning for a second year, M restaurant in Victoria is turning itself into a pop-up restaurant to raise funds to end sex trafficking and modern day slavery. M Is Not For Sale will run for a month raising both funds and awareness to support Professor David Batstone's ‘Not for Sale’ enterprises. 100% of the profits from sales of the special menu will go to the charity.
If you're thinking, 'well that sounds like something I definitely want to support', then here's what you'll be eating. The five course menu takes inspiration from Peru, Vietnam, The Netherlands, Uganda and USA; all countries where ‘Not For Sale projects’ have funded businesses like the building of homes to create a support structure to free children and adults from sex trafficking and the slave trade or ‘Dignita’, a restaurant group in Amsterdam which works as a social enterprise model running culinary training programmes to rehabilitate those who have experienced exploitation or trafficking. So bloody good work, then.
The meal kicks off with a range of Dutch snacks, some Peruvian tuna tacos and XO beef tartare from Vietnam, a duo of lamb with artichokes and wheatgrass using the USA as the point of reference and finishing with dessert of Ugandan coconut ice cream with cucumber, lemon, olive oil and dill.
More about M Victoria
Where is it? Zig Zag Building, 74 Victoria St, London SW1E 6SQ
When? The pop-up runs 31 January to 28 February 2019
How much: It's £65 including a glass of champagne
How to book: book online
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