This year Ancre Hill Vineyard’s second instalment of ‘Vine’ Dining will be in conjunction with Stephen Terry of The Hardwick, Abergavenny. This unique, gourmet experience is in aid of the Meeting the Needs Charity, which supports the Overmonnow Special Needs Unit in their work with children who have additional learning needs.
Place: Ancre Hill Vineyard, Monmouth, NP25 5HS
Cost: £90 per person – all of which will go to the Charity
To enjoy this unique experience, contact Joy or Richard at Ancre Hill Vineyard on 01600 714152, or by e-mail on firstname.lastname@example.org
or The Hardwick on 01873 854220, or by e-mail on email@example.com
Only 50 places available and tickets will be allocated on a first come first served basis.
MEETING THE NEEDS
Meeting the Needs is a registered Charity formed in 1999 to benefit the pupils of the Overmonnow Special Needs Unit through supporting the education and enhancing the quality of life of children with additional educational needs. The Unit caters for children with genetic conditions, congenital disorders, autism and severe learning difficulties in a sensitive, caring environment. The aim of the Charity is to raise money for the
specialist equipment needed to maximise the childrens’ potential.
Chef- proprietor Stephen Terry has a great pedigree. From starting off his
career with Marco Pierre White to achieving a Michelin star (for the
second time) at The Walnut Tree in Abergavenny, Stephen’s talents have recently been witnessed on TV courtesy of The Great British Menu. Stephen’s arrival at The Hardwick has been a long and interesting journey. After training with Marco at his first restaurant, Harvey’s, Stephen went to Le Gavroche where his introduction to classic French cooking became an integral part of the foundation of his philosophy to cooking. His next stop was Scotland as Sous Chef at The Breaval Old Mill, followed by a journey back to London where he opened The Canteen in Chelsea Harbour for Marco and Michael Caine and was awarded his first Michelin star, at the age of 25. After two years at The Canteen, it was time for a sabbatical and France beckoned. After Coast, Stephen travelled a little, taking in Australia and parts of North America and was then approached by Francesco Taruschio to purchase The Walnut Tree Inn. In 2002, a year after opening, Stephen won a Michelin star. Two years later, he returned to London to a position as Head Chef consultant at Cecconis, the legendary Italian restaurant in Mayfair that was in need of a little inspiration. From Cecconis it was on to another consultancy at The Pear Tree Inn, Whitley, Wiltshire, which was then awarded Best Pub in England by the AA Guide in 2005. It was whilst commuting from home in South Wales that The Horse & Jockey Pub came on the market. With a new lease of life and the help and support of friends and family, The Hardwick was born within four weeks of purchase.
Stephen is heavily involved in fundraising events for Ty Hafan Children’s charity, and most recently participated in “chefs’ night out” for the charity