It is a lesser known fact that Chef Rachel Goenka of the Sassy Spoon has studied at celebrity Rachel Allen’s Ballymaloe Cookery School in Ireland. This week, the dessert sensation is coming down to India for her affiliation with Goal Foundation, a relief and development agency that manages government aid programmes in 13 countries.

Rachel Allen

Allen, along with the owners and chefs of the Nariman Point restaurant, Chef Irfan Pabaney and Goenka, will host a fundraiser dinner whose proceeds will go to the foundation. “Allen has chosen her traditional recipes from British cuisine.

The accompaniments and appetisers will be our recipes,” says Pabaney.

The menu includes Lamb Chops with Rosemary Smashed Potatoes, Broccoli Parsley Mint Sauce, Baked Trout with Parsley Potatoes in Spinach Butter Sauce and an Irish Coffee Meringue Roulade.

Tickets for the fundraiser dinner on June 20 costs R5,000. For the entire week, from June 13 to 20, The Sassy Spoon will host the Rachel Allen Week from 12.30 pm to 3.30 pm and 7 pm to midnight.