Eatiopia at Habesha

On Monday, February 6th, Mary-Ellen McTague, chef at The Real Junk Food Project, will be in the kitchen at Ethiopian restaurant Habesha, cooking a three-course meal to help raise vital funds for global humanitarian organisation, Action Against Hunger.

Located on Sackville Street, and the only Ethiopian restaurant in Manchester, it’s the perfect location for Mary-Ellen, who was part of a group of the North’s finest chefs, restaurateurs and hospitality industry experts who took part in an 80km trek in Ethiopia in October last year, in a bid to raise over £100,000 for Action Against Hunger.

Francine Heggie from Action Against Hunger said: “Mary-Ellen was part of an incredible team of trekkers, who are about to reach their ambitious target of raising £100,000 through the trek. This is a lovely way to round off the project, celebrating Ethiopia’s fantastic cuisine while raising funds to support Action Against Hunger’s work saving the lives of malnourished children.”

Supported by James Whetlor’s Cabrito, which is providing goat meat for the event, the night will see guests enjoy a three course meal and a coffee ceremony for £40. The night will also include footage taken from the group’s trek to Ethiopia, which saw the group reach altitudes of 3,400 metres and on one occasion trek for 13 hours straight.  

The menu for the night includes Ethiopian Goat Sambusa (lentils for vegetarians) with Berbere and Buticha, cooked by Mary-Ellen, a traditional Ethiopian main course; Injere bread, stews and garnishes, cooked by Habesha, followed by Ayib & Honey Parfait with Shembra Kolo, again cooked by Mary-Ellen.

Tickets for the event can be purchased from Eventbrite at: https://eatiopia.eventbrite.co.uk 

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